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Ms. McGettigan from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sight Words Needed in Kindergarten

Help me give my students more reading resources and ways to practice their growth!

  • $516 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is a bright and active group of five and six-year-old children. They love to create and tell stories. They love to read and be read to. They are quickly learning to work together, which is a vital skill in our world. My children work in small groups and independently throughout the day. This helps them learn to focus and improve self-control issues. Small group activities that let us get up and move help our ADHD tendencies stay under control. We need real reasons to move and stretch.

We grow in all areas by practicing and playing together.

Writing throughout the day in science, social studies, math, and even in art helps us in so many ways. We get noisy, but we learn so much together. We need supplies to grow as readers, writers, and illustrators. We need to show the colors of our ideas. We need ways to be active and help us learn to control our ADHD tendencies. There is so much to learn.

My Project

My current kindergarten crew are sweet, kind and struggling! Very few had a preschool experience. Writing their names is a huge struggle. All social skills need daily practice. This whole “reading” thing is a mystery.

Readers need a large sight word bank to grow.

These basic words make up 90% of all future reading. Adults need to be able to see these basic words and know them automatically. Developing this automaticity starts here in kindergarten. This automaticity starts with reading these books as part of a read at home exchange. It starts with lots of in class reading. It starts with these sight word books. It all starts with your support.

With the requested blank books, my kindergarteners will have the chance to put these sight words to work. They will have the ability to write and illustrate stories. Automaticity of our sight words will grow as we share our stories.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP894 - My First Sight-Word Journal - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 3 $98.97
TT235 - Lakeshore Fiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT557 - Lakeshore Nonfiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EE667 - Lakeshore Word Family Readers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
AA724 - Write-A-Story Blank Books - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 5 $49.95
LC341 - Sight-Word Magnets- Level1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG421 - Book Display Stand for 20 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR543 - The Rainbow Fish Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF593 - Blank Books - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$401.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$437.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.27

Total project goal

$515.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$515.15

4 Donors

-$380.74

Donations toward project cost

-$324.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.91

Matching donations from our partners

-$133.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$113.05

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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