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Mrs. Hiskey from Kannapolis NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Playing With The ABCs

Help me give my students translucent and magnetic alphabet letters, magnet pictures, learning locks, letter beads, alphabet rockets, bubbles, and apples.

  • $365 goal

This project expired on March 19, 2019.

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My Students

For the majority of my students, coming to kindergarten was their first experience away from home and especially with school. My school is an A+ arts magnet public school, meaning that students will learn math, reading, science and social studies with a technology, art, dance, and music integration. This program helps make learning much more interesting, even when it's difficult, aids in bringing in other students to our low-income community, and assists with promoting more versatile children.

We are trying to give our kids every opportunity that they need like the arts programs, free breakfast and lunch, and hands-on differentiated learning options.

I want my students actively trying new and difficult learning activities, rather than shying away from them. My top priority is to make learning a positive experience for every student so that they believe they can be successful. But, this presents a problem when resources are limited.

My Project

Kindergarten is a crucial year for many reasons. Students learn social skills like taking turns, raising their hand, sharing, and staying on a task. They also learn academic skills like counting and the alphabet. The alphabet can be difficult for some students, but using hands-on manipulatives in game-like activities always helps.

Vince Gowmon said, “Play is not a break from learning, but an endless, delightful, deep, engaging, practical learning - that's the doorway into the child’s heart!” I believe that with my whole heart and run my classroom with this philosophy.

Children need to play, explore, and have choices in their learning so that they can be an active, responsible overseer in their own learning.

Using the Float and Find Alphabet Bubbles in our sensory table will provide an option for students to guess the beginning letter from the picture shown and then flip the bubble over in the water table to check the answer. The classroom's light table will provide multiple chances for letter learning using the translucent letters and the giant magnetic letters with the alphabet picture magnets. One of the students favorite learning centers is our Word Work area. Students are able to select from numerous activities that will help them match their upper and lowercase letters, as well as the sounds the letters make. The alphabet rockets, learning locks, and apples will be a wonderful addition to this station. Lastly, the giant alphabet beads will be fantastic for incorporating in the detective center for students to solve sight word spelling challenges. It will be absolutely amazing to watch my students try to decide which new activity to explore first!

Mrs. Hiskey
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP185 - Lakeshore Alphabet Rockets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
LC126 - Alphabet Learning Locks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE332 - Float & Find Alphabet Bubbles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD162 - Slide & Reveal Alphabet Apples • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE228 - Giant Alphabet Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL248 - Alphabet Picture Magnets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC588 - Translucent Letters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
LC176 - Giant Magnetic Letters - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LC177 - Giant Magnetic Letters - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

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