You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. P. from Elizabeth NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Now I Know My A, B, C’s!

My students need to be able to see a word as well as hear it and with the Alphabet Tubs, all of my learners can practice phonics and vocabulary using these manipulatives!

  • $250 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom is sometimes the first time one of my little learners has ever set foot in a school. Add to that the fact that half of my learners are English Language Learners sometimes with little or no understanding of the English language.

I strive to create a welcoming, fun and engaging classroom where everyone, no matter their background, can learn, grow, wonder, and be kind to themselves and others.

My learners come to school excited to learn each day!

My Project

Learning in Kindergarten is very much a hands-on process! Many of my learners begin the year not being able to identify letters and their sounds and are expected to end the year reading. Letter recognition and sound identification is a challenging skill to master for any learner, but in addition, half of my learners are also just learning English as this is the first time they have been in school or their families have only recently arrived here!

Imagine being asked to name the first sound of a word you have never heard before!

Now, if I can show you that object, you can not only practice the letter sound, but see that I’m asking you the beginning sound for alligator in English!

Visual learning is not the only benefit from the addition of the Alphabet Tubs to our class. I can use these in learning groups as well to challenge the more advanced students to sort objects based on sounds. Using manipulatives to practice skills targets those learners who are more dominant in kinesthetic and visual learning than in auditory learning. I’m sure many of us adults can relate! Do you learn better by seeing it (visual), heating it (auditory), or doing it (kinesthetic)? Wouldn’t you want someone who is teaching you something new to allow you to learn it in a way you enjoy and will retain the new information or skill?

This is my desire and why I am asking for this addition to my classroom. I want my learners to have the most amazing experiences in our classroom and have the tools available to them to succeed in learning.

Mrs. P.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. P. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC856 - Alphabet Sounds Teaching Tubs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
LA627 - Teaching Tubs Storage Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


4 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Elizabeth","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5640906],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NJ","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3474312,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":28,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. P.","authorIds":{"5640906":{"owner":"Mrs. P.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3474312],"proposalHash":"-1795513116","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21237512,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTU5MjE2Mw==","NTY4NDE3MQ==","NTI3NDg4Nw==","NTY0MDkwNg==","NTcwOTc1OA=="],"teacherId":5640906,"schoolCounty":"Union","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NJ","name":"New Jersey"}}