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Mrs. Hatley from Tulsa OK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Playing with Words

Help me give my students developmentally appropriate play and standard-based sight words centers.

  • $239 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are enthusiastic and curious. They love to learn and love to have new adventures. My students love to sing, dance, and learn new things every day.

They attend a high-needs Title I school with very little funding for additional materials.

Most of my students come from homes in which their social, emotional, educational, and basic needs are not met. A lot of my students are English Language Learners and struggle with reading and math.

Your support of our classroom might spark that "wow" moment that every student deserves.

My Project

Sight words are difficult for kindergarten students to learn. Why are they hard and what are sight words you may ask. According to Wikipedia sight words, often also called high frequency sight words, are commonly used words that young children are encouraged to memorize as a whole by sight, so that they can automatically recognize these words in print within three seconds without having to use any strategies to decode.

I have found the best way to teach these difficult words is to bring play into their center times, while meeting kindergarten standards.

I plan to use the sight word cards and the Lite Bright units to bring play and academics together. This center will give my students developmentally appropriate purposeful play. They will find joy and gain a massive amount of word knowledge through this experience, but is can only happen with your support!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Basic Fun Lite-Brite Ultimate Classic Toy • Amazon Business $14.97 4 $59.88
Basic Fun Lite-Brite Peg and Template Refill Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Gamenote Sight Words Flash Cards with Pictures & Sentences - 220 Dolch Big Word Reading Flash Card from Pre K to 3rd Grade (Include 5 Rings) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Energizer AAA Batteries (48 Count), Triple A Max Alkaline Battery • Amazon Business $19.63 1 $19.63

Materials cost

$157.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.83

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$202.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.76

Total project goal

$238.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$238.40

2 Donors

-$120.00

Donations toward project cost

-$102.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

match offer

-$118.40

Match offer toward project cost

-$100.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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