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Ms. O'Brien from New York NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Phonics Centers!

Help me give my students daily phonics centers with magnetic letters and whisper phones!

  • $215 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. More than half of my students come from low income households.

One third of my class is made up of students who receive special education services.

Despite the many challenges they face, they come to school every day eager to learn. Our school serves students in grades K-8 and provides rigorous academics, fantastic teachers and a safe learning environment. A goal of mine is to provide my students with a safe and exciting classroom.

My Project

Reading is thinking. I want to provide my students with rich, quality phonics instruction to help them learn to read and become better readers.

Phonics (sounding out words) is the most effective method to learn to read.

The materials that I am requesting in this project are designed to provide quality and engaging phonics instruction. The tactile letters will help students who learn through sensory experiences and the magnetic letters will be used to build words. Hear Myself phones will allow students to hear the sounds. The folder bins will allow us to organize materials for centers.

My students need the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways. Building words, having tactile experiences will help reach every child in my classroom and help them learn phonics in a way that's the best for them.

Ms. O'Brien
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gamenote Classroom Magnetic Letters kit with Double-Side Magnet Board - Foam Alphabet Letters for Kids Spelling and Learning(208pcs in Box) • Amazon Business $29.99 3 $89.97
PP873 - Magnetic Folder Bins - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE538 - Hear Myself Sound Phone - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 5 $29.95

Materials cost

$149.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$182.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.15

Total project goal

$214.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$214.31

2 Donors

-$114.77

Donations toward project cost

-$107.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$88.11

Match offers toward project cost

-$74.89

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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