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  • $554 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Potter
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Reading Can Be Tricky - But We Won't Give Up!

My first grade students need a collection of 5 phonics and literacy tools such as learning centers and teaching tubs to help them master the "trickier" aspects of reading.

I teach 1st grade in a high-poverty, rural area of southern Virginia. Every year my students begin 1st grade believing that they will learn to read and write but some of the trickier words become roadblocks to this goal.

We all do it automatically now and don't remember how difficult it really is for beginning readers to hear the difference between those vowels in the middle of words or to remember which vowel combination to use when spelling sail or sale, or remembering that "magic e" at the end of the word makes a huge difference when I'm reading words like "can or cane".

The resources I am asking you to help me provide will allow my students to practice these new word patterns and help them read more fluently, with more confidence, and help them to spell words correctly in their daily writing activities.

Your donation will help me provide additional tools that my struggling readers can use to help them conquer those "tricky" word patterns and sounds and say with confidence - "In 1st grade I learned to read and write!"

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA902 - Phonics Flip Books • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
EE180X - Language Instant Learning Centers - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning $179.00 1 $179.00
GG200X - Sound-It-Out Phonics Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
RR598 - Word Family Flip Books • Lakeshore Learning $59.95 1 $59.95
LA374 - Blends & Digraphs Teaching Tubs • Lakeshore Learning $69.95 1 $69.95

Materials cost

$388.80

Vendor shipping charges

$38.88

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$454.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.66

Total project goal

$553.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$553.66

4 Donors

-$529.71

Donations toward project cost

-$454.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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