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Ms. Lucas from Indianapolis IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Oh, Phonics Are So Important!

Help me give my students phonics magnetic word building boards!

  • $173 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At our school, we are transforming lives by developing kind, compassionate leaders, problem-solvers, and productive citizens in our world. The cultivated learning environment is designed to prepare students to be enrolled, enlisted, or employed after they leave our school. More than half of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch.

My students are eager to learn.

My students enter the classroom ready to learn, do their best, and discover. In our class, we build a community around what we share in common. My students like to have fun in the classroom but also work with each other during stations.

My Project

Phonics are so important in first grade! This will also help the students learn skills to help them read. The goal of reading is to make meaning of print, but before they can read, they must know what the printed symbols mean.

Having these phonics boards will help the students decode words first!

The students will then become more confident in reading, speaking and writing. The students get really excited when they can read and speak like an adult! It is crucial for the students to have these phonics skills.

Ms. Lucas
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF455X Phonics Magnetic Word Building Boards Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00

Materials cost

$115.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$146.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.89

Total project goal

$172.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$172.61

2 Donors

-$128.80

Donations toward project cost

-$109.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.32

match offer

-$43.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$37.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.57

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$0.00

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