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Ms. Hicks from Salinas CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Help My First Graders Build Words for Reading

Help me give my students Phonics Instant Learning Centers, Stack & Build Phonics Flip Books, Magnetic Word Building Boards, Word Building Tiles, and Word Sliders to help teach word work.

  • $858 goal

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My Students

I teach a group of first graders who love learning and going to school. If you were to ask my students what their favorite subject is, you would get a wide range of answers including math, reading, social studies, science, and art. They are excited to develop their literacy skills.

Our school is very small but diverse.

Most of my students are from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Our school is a Title I school. Most of my first graders are Limited English Proficient. My students enjoy learning and have done well with learning the Common Core Curriculum.

My Project

My First graders need a variety of tools, such as Stack and Build Phonics Flip Books, Magnetic Word Building Boards, Word Building Tiles, Word Sliders, Phonics Instant Learning Centers, ink pads, a pocket chart, and an adjustable pocket chart stand to help them learn how to read. There are so many changes to our curriculum that we are desperately trying to get materials to help our children learn the concepts necessary to make them successful. Our children are now faced with the reality of having to read challenging short vowels, blends, digraphs, sight words, and long vowel words at​ the beginning of the year.

In order to help my children learn, I would love to have materials that are engaging and fun that they can use to build their knowledge at school

If you were to step into my classroom during workshop time, you would see children working in groups with various activities that help them to practice and perfect the skill of reading. I would love activities that allow children to build and "make words" in my workshop time and show their work in pocket charts in our room. My students need practice trying to distinguish which sound comes first, next, and last.

Ms. Hicks
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF455X - Phonics Magnetic Word Building Boards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 2 $230.00
PP620X - Phonics Instant Learning Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
LA964 - Adjustable Pocket Chart Stand • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP749 - Lakeshore Write & Wipe Answer Boards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT331 - Stack & Build Phonics Flip Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC111 - What’s the Sound? Word Sliders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
Center Enterprise CE5506 Jumbo Washable Stamp Pad, Black • Amazon Business $15.00 2 $30.00
LK297BU - Heavy-Duty Pocket Chart - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99

Materials cost

$631.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$57.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$729.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$128.69

Total project goal

$857.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$857.93

2 Donors

-$639.62

Donations toward project cost

-$624.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$123.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$104.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$95.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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