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Ms. Schaffner from Savannah GA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Playing with Phonics

My students need hands-on phonics centers and learning stations, including the Phonics Center, Beginning Blends, and Word Family activities that they can use independently.

  • $356 goal

This project expired on November 29, 2015.

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My Students

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." Fred Rogers (aka Mr. Rogers) I want to make play an important part of learning to read!

My first grade students are just beginning their lifelong journey as readers.

I want to make it fun and exciting for them to explore phonics, the building blocks of words. Our school is in a high needs community, which means that money is not always there for manipulatives and enrichment activities to engage the students.

My Project

The hands-on phonics Centers, Puzzles, Games, and Activity Centers that, I am requesting, would be available to use independently during small group learning center time. The students will have instant centers to 'play' with and use to learn how to manipulate letters, blends, and digraphs to create words and practice sounds.. The Roll-A-Word Dice Game and the Blend and Digraph Puzzles will be great items for when a student is finished with classwork and asks, "What can I do now?"

The phonics materials that I am requesting will help my students become engaged and in control in their independent learning.

Their play will be serious learning, it will be their work.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 110 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF421 - Phonics Activity Stations • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
PHONICS CENTER BEGINNING BLENDS • School Specialty $35.92 1 $35.92
KIT WORD FAMILIES PHONIC CENTER • School Specialty $35.92 1 $35.92
DD235 - Phonics Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL517 - Roll-A-Word Dice Tub • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
BEGINNING BLENDS • School Specialty $19.09 1 $19.09
HH439 - Can Do! Phonics Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
CARDS PUZZLE CONSONANT BLENDS AND DIGRAPH SET OF 30 • School Specialty $13.48 1 $13.48

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