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Mrs. Kim Watkins from Manchester TN is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Phonics is Fun!

Help me give my students explode the code reading intervention books, hot dot sets and pens for learning phonics skills, magic boards for writing letters and words, ink to create games, and a mini bookshelf to display books.

  • $598 goal

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My Students

My school is a rural, Title I school in Tennessee where poverty is high and experiences are limited. These students are pushed every day to achieve high levels of academic excellence, and they work hard daily to achieve our rigorous expectations.

"Reading takes us to Infinity and Beyond," is a quote on my Toy Story themed door that students see every time they enter and exit.

I believe in my learners and want to help them become excellent readers and writers.

My Project

Please help me provide my students with engaging materials to make learning phonics fun. These materials will enable my students the ability to have multiple opportunities to learn skills that can sometimes seem boring. The ink will be used to create teacher made literacy games. The magic boards will be used to create letters and words using the sounds of the letters.

Hands-on learning in a multisensory method is always better than worksheets and workbook pages.

Therefore, it is my goal to purchase materials that equip kids with fun alternatives such as magic boards, games, and hot dot magic pens.

Thank you for your consideration of my project to help my students become better readers.

Mrs. Kim Watkins
Grades PreK-2
    More than a third of students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

    This project will reach 35 students.

    1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 61 Tri-color Original Ink Cartridges, 2 pack (CZ074FN) • $47.69 2 $95.38
GG365X - Touch�& Read Phonics Word Match�- Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
EE417 - Word Family Flip Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
PP715X - Mini Magic Boards - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Explode the Code 4 Books SET: Book 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Essential Lessons for Phonics Mastery) • Amazon Business $45.50 1 $45.50
Explode the Code SET--Books A, B, and C with Teacher • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
MyGift Torched Wood Adjustable-Width Desktop Bookshelf • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Ace-the Talking, Teaching Dog Pen • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. The Alphabet Card Set • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Quill Brand Steel Binder Clips Large 2" Clip, 1" Capacity, 12/Box • $3.99 3 $11.97
Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Beginning Phonics Card Set • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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