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Mrs. Howard from Smithville TN is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM+ Literacy Games= Hands On Learning

My students need STEM, literacy, and math games. These items will help make learning hands-on and engage each child.

  • $1,485 goal

This project expired on August 6, 2015.

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My Students

I want more for my students than paper pencil work. I expect them at the end of our school year to be readers, writers, independent thinkers, and mathematicians. Hands-on materials can make this possible!

My students are eager to learn, however five year Olds have short attention spans.

Many of my students face challenges everyday, and hands-on materials can engage the students in their learning. I feel my students can become better readers, writers, and mathematicians by participating and interacting with learning materials. I currently have 16 students in my kindergarten classroom. The range in their abilities vary. I have Ell learners, students that face learning challenges, and normal peers. I teach at a Title 1 school which makes most of our families low income. My goal as a teacher is to brighten my students day and engage them in learning.

My Project

My students will use the materials in various ways. I will use these materials to introduce literacy concepts. The students will also use them during word work, learning center time, and with me. These games will help my students stay engaged while learning important kindergarten concepts. They will help students build their literacy skills in order to make each of them a better reader and speller. Thank you in advance to each person or company that makes a donation, it is greatly appreciated. These items will help me enhance the learning of children for many years to come not just this school year. I want to use a ps few worksheets as possible and play games to teach my students the skills they need to become successful in kindergarten. My students need the rhyming listening center, and other literacy games in order to improve their phonemic awareness and reading fluency.

My students need these material in order to become better readers, writers, spellers, and thinkers.

The materials are hand on materials which makes learning fun and active. The students are more apt to remember what they did instead of what you said, so they are in control of their learning when they are using these materials.

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

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ426 - Listen & Learn Phonics Activity Program • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
PP907 - Real-World STEM Challenge Kit - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
PP440X - Fairy Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
PP345X - Language Teaching Centers for Common Core Standards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
FF780X - Fiction & Nonfiction Comprehension Kits - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
HH901 - Meet the Common Core Math Standards Learning Center - Grade 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.50 1 $119.50
PP906 - Meet the Common Core Math Standards Learning Center - Kindergarten • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.50 1 $119.50
DD447 - Regrouping Activity Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP757 - Highlight Your Skills Reading Cards - Gr. 1-2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG392 - Trucks Spin & Count to 20 Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA880 - Are You Ready for Kindergarten? Game Show® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG219 - Jet-Boat Harbor: Short Vowels Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
GG217 - Tiki Challenge: Blends & Digraphs Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
AA561 - Place Value Number Hunt • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

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