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Ms. M. from Chattanooga TN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Spice Up Our Sight Word Practice

Help me give my students magnetic letter tiles, alphabet beads, dough stampers, and other playful ways to practice their sight words.

  • $260 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the best. I could not be more amazed by these 5- and 6-year-olds. They show up every day with smiles on their faces and an overwhelming amount of love in their hearts. Their desire to learn and excel impresses me daily.

I teach at one of the most diverse schools in Tennessee with over 30 countries being represented by our wonderful boys and girls.

My classroom is the most beautiful "melting pot" you can imagine.

Our school is a Title I school; therefore, assistance is provided to 100% of our students. We are also a Leader in Me school. The Leader in Me is based on Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; this initiative focuses on empowering confidence and creating well-rounded learners and leaders.

My Project

Sight words are the words that appear frequently in texts and do not typically follow any phonetic pattern. It is key that students are able to memorize these words and read them just by looking at the them. Sight word knowledge is one of the main skills we focus on in kindergarten as there are about 50 words the students need to learn and they make up about 75% of the words in the books my students read and the sentences they write themselves.

A great knowledge of sight words provides students with the confidence that comes with being a reader; but practicing them can get tedious.

This is why I am asking for materials to make sight words exciting again! The chalk boards, magnet doodle boards, and boogie boards will allow students to practice writing their words in fun, playful ways. The students will love smashing their words into play dough with the stampers. The letter stringing beads and letter snaps will give the students some fine motor practice while building words. The kids' favorite toys are magnet blocks so they will go absolutely crazy for building words with lettered magnet blocks! This is a very exciting project for the kids and we cannot thank you enough for caring about our classroom!

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

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This project will reach 19 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT811 - Double-Sided Magnetic Letter Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT752 - Snap & Build Sight-Words - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Boogie Board Jot 4.5 LCD Writing Tablet + Electronic Paper 4.5 inch Screen Replaces Scratch Pads and Sticky Notes eWriter (Blue (2 Pack)) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
LA532 - Lowercase Alphabet Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BD297 - Lace-A-Word Beads- Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Boley 3 Piece Magnetic Drawing Doodle Board - 16 Inch Magnetized Writing Pad for Kids, Toddlers - Comes with 3 Animal Stencils and 1 Alphabet Stencil - Creative, Educational Toy for Children - Red • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Creative Hobbies Synthetic Chalkboard with Unfinished Wood Frame, 4 x 6 Inch -Pack of 6 Chalkboards • Amazon Business $14.94 1 $14.94
FREE SHIPPING • Lakeshore Learning Materials $0.00 1 $0.00
FREE SHIPPING • Lakeshore Learning Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

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