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Mrs. Erich from San Jose CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Play Games to Learn

My students need games to practice phonics skills. I will use the Pico Projector to trace images from my computer (such as maps and anchor charts) onto posters.

  • $233 goal

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My Students

I am a first-year teacher blessed to be beginning my career at the school where I served as a student teacher. I have 23 first graders in my class.

Overall, my students are very social, inventive and creative.

Most students are visual and kinesthetic learners. Like most six and seven year olds, my students learn best by "playing", which is why we do a lot of games and group activities in my class.

In our room, we learn the California standards, but also do a lot of activities that foster collaboration, creativity, and communication.

My Project

Learning to read is a very difficult task. It is also a key focus in first grade. My six and seven year olds have been working all year to develop their reading skills.

Since my students are kinesthetic and visual learners, they would love to play and benefit from these phonics games.

I am so excited to introduce them to the blending dominoes and CVC word builder. The sight word flash cards would be used daily in my guided reading groups. I especially like how they are leveled and differentiated.

Lastly, I will use the Pico projector to trace images from my computer onto posters. I find so many great maps, anchor charts, and learning visuals online. However, I am not the best artist (nor do I have the best handwriting) and I really need guidance when drawing and writing. With this projector, I will be able to create so many posters and visual aids for my students.

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pico Projector, Artlii Movie iphone Mini Pocket Laptop Smartphone Projector for Home Cinema Video Party - Black&White • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Gifted Testing Flash Cards – Math Concepts for Grade 1 – Grade 2 – Educational Toy Practice for CogAT test, OLSAT test, ITBS, NYC Gifted and Talented, WISC, WPPSI • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Key Education Big Box of Word Chunks Educational Board Game • Amazon Business $22.35 1 $22.35
Junior Learning CVC Tri-Blocks Tub Word Building Set • Amazon Business $21.63 1 $21.63
Pint-Size Scholars The Ready Readers Bundle: 500 Sight Words in 5 Packs of Flashcards from Pre K to Third Grade • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Educational Insights Phonics Dominoes - Blends & Digraphs • Amazon Business $18.59 1 $18.59

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