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Mrs. Smith from Albuquerque NM is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Road To Reading

My students need alphabet and phonics materials, such as word building puzzles and alphabet activity mats to help them on their journey down the road to reading.

  • $485 goal

This project expired on December 7, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember the excitement of learning how to read? My kindergarten students will get to know this excitement as they become readers. I'm a new teacher and my resources are extremely limited. You can help by providing my students with materials to help them build skills necessary for reading.

I work at a Title I school in New Mexico.

Our school serves a high number of English Language Learners. Due to high stakes testing children are required to be reading by the end of kindergarten and it is my goal to teach them how to read while making it fun and developmentally appropriate. Children's success in reading can be directly linked to the early literacy experiences they have with language, books, and writing and I want to create a literacy rich environment for my students.

My Project

A literacy-rich environment tunes children's ears to the sounds of language. I want to create a classroom environment that encourages the construction of knowledge and the materials I have requested will help me to do this. I am asking for a variety of phonics and alphabet games that will help children develop skills necessary for reading in a fun way. Children come to school with active bodies and I am asking for alphabet activity mats that will allow students to actively engage in learning to read. Experiences that allow children to learn by doing, feeling, imitating others, using all the senses, and pretending help children develop large and small muscle control, eye-hand coordination, creative thinking, problem solving, and foster a lifelong love of learning.

A teacher must create an environment that encourages independence, community, the construction of knowledge and builds self-worth.

I will work hard to create this kind of environment and your generosity will help me do this. I want my students to discover the joys of reading and leave my class with a love of learning. Thanks for your help.

Mrs. Smith
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD756 - Alphabet Treasure Hunt • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
DD174 - Rhyme & Read Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
EE690X - Phonemic Awareness Match-Ups - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $36.00 1 $36.00
FF102 - Alphabet Knowledge Activity Box • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
FF171 - Literature-Based Alphabet Center • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
BB947 - Sheep in a Jeep Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning $14.99 1 $14.99
FF176 - Literature-Based Word Families Center • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
LL815X - Sound-Sorting Phonics Trains - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
JJ465 - 4-Letter Word Building Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
JJ466 - 3-Letter Word Building Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
TT194 - I Can Build Simple Words! • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
GG706 - Alphabet Activity Mats • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
FF442 - I Can Spell! Activity Mat • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95

Materials cost

$380.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$421.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.93

Total project goal

$484.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$484.08

1 Donor

-$484.08

Donations toward project cost

-$421.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.93

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$0.00

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