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

Putting the Pieces Together to Read

My students need Touch and Read Phonics cards, word puzzles and houses to strengthen phonics and fluency.

  • $299 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When you walk into my classroom, you experience a buzz of excitement for learning from my students. My class has students who dream to be a cowgirl to students who long for a rainy day to splash in the puddles. As students who come from poverty, school offers a safe haven where they know they can reach for the stars and feel successful. School is many students' first exposure to letters and numbers. We need the best resources to build their solid academic foundation

My students are creative, energetic, and crave learning experiences that ignite their passions.

Our classroom needs supplies to help bring learning to life and keep my students reaching for their dreams. They can achieve so much!

My Project

My students have worked so hard this year to learn the sounds letters make and now we are ready to put sounds together to make words. This is an important skill because it is the basis of reading. We have been working on blending for a few months and many students continue to struggle to connect letter sounds and words.

Word puzzles and textured Touch and Read Phonics cards will help my students connect pictures and words to strengthen their understanding of blending.

The Touch and Read Phonics cards will be used during small group instruction for my students who learn best through hands on learning. This resource adds a textured dot for each sound in the word and a matching picture. Having something to touch helps students make important connections within the brain to learn and retain information. The CVC (short vowel) word work center, Build a Word Houses and Word Building Puzzles will be used during independent reading centers. Students will use their knowledge of letter sounds to build and read short vowel words. The best part is these activities are self-checking so students can monitor their own work! With the support of a picture, students will be able to build confidence and fluency as they blend sounds together to make words.

Thank you for considering to support our classroom through a donation!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG365X - Touch & Read Phonics Match - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
GG562 - Build-A-Word Houses • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD691 - CVC Word Work Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
JJ466 - 3-Letter Word Building Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
JJ465 - 4-Letter Word Building Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

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