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Ms. Manley from Buffalo NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Soaring With Sight Words

My students need hands on and engaging sight word activities to learn how to be successful readers.

  • $179 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergarten students are incredible in every way. Kindergarten is such an exciting group of mixed interests, abilities, and goals. Some of my students are learning to read, write, and count, while some of their classmates are learning to imitate sounds or hold a pencil. Our students attend an inner-city public school where approximately 90% live below the poverty line. We spend a lot of time doing hands-on learning.

All of our students receive a free or reduced-price lunch and participate in the backpack program on the weekends.

This does not stop our students from coming to school and showing their love for learning. We love to explore everything around us, both inside and outside of the classroom. We love to show what we know and learn in a hands-on way.

My Project

Sight words and decoding of words are an important life long skill that students need in order to become successful readers. Learning to read can be a challenging, but rewarding experience for kindergartens. Memorizing and learning basic sight words is key for young readers because basic sight words, such as the, it, is, a, can, and came, along with hundreds of other words, are the words that are most commonly found in printed text. By students being able to quickly decode basic sight words their fluency and ability to comprehend the message the author is portraying is greatly increased.

Sight word learning needs to be a fun, engaging, and a hands on adventure.

The Sight-Word Steps are a great way to get my students actively moving while having fun as they learn textual sight words. The Sight-Word Steps will be used weekly as part of my morning circle activities. The Search and Find Sight-Word Bags will allow for my tactile learners to explore sight words using touch. These Sight-Word Bags will be added to my daily writing center so that students can write the words as they locate them in the bags. The Learning Sight-Words Activity Chest will also be placed in my daily writing center. This Sight-Word Activity Chest will allow for students to practice sight words in a variety of hands on ways, such as finding a specific sight word, building a specific sight word, locating the specific sight word among all sight words, and lastly students will practice writing the sight word. I can't wait for my students to begin exploring sight words and to become successful readers.

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

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This project will reach 6 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT682 - Learning Sight-Words Activity Chest • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG737 - Sight-Word Steps • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE637 - Search & Find Sight-Word Bags • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$119.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$151.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.78

Total project goal

$178.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$178.55

3 Donors

-$137.67

Donations toward project cost

-$117.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.90

match offer

-$40.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$34.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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