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Mrs. Selman from Granada Hills CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Phonics Fun!

Help me give my students phonics instant learning centers to engage in their learning and love for reading.

  • $231 goal

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My Students

Kindergarten, the first year of school. My students are setting out on a journey that will take them twelve or more years to complete. It is my job as their first teacher to make sure they come to school happy, motivated and excited to learn.

My students are special because they share my love of learning.

Together we share experiences, tell and read stories, and make connections with the world around us.

I teach in a very diverse school. Our school is a working community in which both parents work outside of the home. Many of our students are Armenian, Latino, and Asian. Although I am a General Education teacher, I have a student with Autism in our classroom this year. I also teach the cluster of students that are English Language Learners, meaning English is their second language.

It was my lifelong dream to be a teacher. I am in my fourteenth year teaching and it has truly been my dream come true. I am lucky to do a job I love so much and touch the lives of so many children each and every year.

My Project

Phonics is the basic understanding that each letter in the alphabet makes a sound. Before students can blend and read words they need to know the sounds of each letter.

Teaching phonics can be boring and very repetitious, however, using games and songs will help teach this basic skill in a fun and engaging way.

Many teachers would use worksheets or workbooks to teach phonics, but I am looking for something different. Practice does make perfect, so let's make practice fun! Using these games during small group instruction, students can develop a love of reading and a love for learning.

Mrs. Selman
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE181 - Syllable Count Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE183 - Sound Switch Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE185 - Middle Sounds Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT823 - Ending Sounds Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE188 - Simple Sentences Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

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