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Ms. Haller from Gahanna OH is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Multi-Sensory Phonics

My students need binders, sand trays, textured mats, and additional items to support a multi-sensory systematic program for phonics instruction called Orton Gillingham. Students will use tools to kinesthetically learn and experience language.

  • $367 goal

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My Students

My students are creative and active learners. The students all have mild learning disabilities including Dyslexia and ADHD. They learn best when they can make connections through auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning strategies. In our classroom, we celebrate our differences and each other's growth. I am most proud of my students for the environment we create around the growth mindset.

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There is always room to grow and learn from one another. We may make mistakes, but this is just a way that we can learn.

My Project

My students all participate in Ortan Gillingham. This program allows the students to learn phonics explicitly through multi-sensory methods. As a rookie teacher, it can be a challenge to fill the classroom space with materials to support the program. Your support will allow me to provide multiple materials for the students to use to kinesthetically experience language. Students will use the shelving mats, canvas, and sand to write. This provides the kinesthetic piece of learning language. This program also requires very specific organizational and data collection procedures; therefore, my students will need to keep all the materials organized using binders, rings, and composition notebooks.

I am excited to use Ortan Gillingham with my students because it worked for me as a student.

As my students do, I struggled in school to read. I was fortunate enough to also be taught using multi-sensory phonics instruction. I love that I have the opportunity to use OG to help my students grow in the same way I was able to learn and feel successful again.

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsill Economy 3 Ring View Binders, 1 Inch Round Ring, Customizable Clear View Cover, White, Bulk Binders - 12 Pack • Amazon Business $53.55 1 $53.55
Small 4 Liter Portable Sand Tray with Lid • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Avery Binder Pockets, Assorted Colors, 8.5" x 11", Acid-Free, Durable, 60 Total Slash Jackets, 12 Packs (75254) • Amazon Business $37.84 1 $37.84
Alera ALESW59SL3618 Shelf Liners For Wire Shelving, Clear Plastic, 36w x 18d (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $25.41 1 $25.41
H-Partner Relieves Stress and Increase Focus Bundle Sensory Twisted Squeeze Fidget Toys Set- Fidget Chain/Cube, Infinity Magic Cube/Ball, Liquid Motion Timer Ferrofluid Bottle (15 Pack) • Amazon Business $22.90 1 $22.90
Avery Economy View Binders, 2" Round Rings, 375-Sheet Capacity, 4 Binders, White (19202) • Amazon Business $19.54 1 $19.54
Smart Color Art 100 Colors Gel Pens Set for Adult Coloring Books Drawing Painting Writing • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Oxford Ruled Index Cards, 4" x 6", White, 1,000 Cards (10 Packs of 100) (41) • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
Darice Plastic Canvas, Clear, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Pencil Grip Original Universal Ergonomic Writing Aid for Righties and Lefties, 6 Count, Assorted Colors (TPG-11106) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
SOTOGO 70 Count Book Rings Loose Leaf Binder Ring Key Chain Key Rings,Including 1 Inch 1.2 Inch 1.8 Inch Three Size • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
ACCO Binder Clips, Medium, 2 Boxes, 12/Box (A7072050) • Amazon Business $4.78 1 $4.78

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