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Ms. Askounis-Thomas from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Can Play at School...But They're Learning too!

The cost of phonics and maths manipulatives and games is $498, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $562 goal

This project expired on June 21, 2007.

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I am a first year teacher at McCutcheon Elementary school, which is an inner city Chicago Public School. This k-8 school, like many schools are lacking funds. I offer my students a 15 min recess to give them a break and refresh their minds. However, it usually ends up in mass chaos with students running around like wild animals. I would like to help structure this free time with various activities and games that I conduct in my classroom that will be fun for students, but will also continue their learning. However, as a first year teacher I have very few resources to help meet the many needs of my students. I believe that by having them partake in fun and educational activities that it will really impact their lives in a positive matter. The students in my class live in poverty. 100% of the students in my class receive free breakfast and lunch. For many of them these two meals are the only things that they will eat all day. Additionally, 5% of McCutcheon students are homeless. For students to be able to come to a environment that helps engage them but is also fun, it will encourage a great classroom environment that will lead to success. One might think that creating a productive free time is silly, but I think it's a great way to continue their learning WHILE taking a break from regular classroom routines. PLEASE HELP MY CLASS!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE880 - Instant Math Games Library • Lakeshore Learning $99.50 1 $99.50
JJ327 - Listen & Learn Phonemic Awareness Activi • Lakeshore Learning $99.50 1 $99.50
RR789 - Sort & Match Phonics Games Library • Lakeshore Learning $75.00 1 $75.00
EE290X - Roll & Learn Money Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $36.00 1 $36.00
EE567 - Creating Sight-Word Sentences Center • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
GG200X - Sound-It-Out Phonics Puzzles - Complete • Lakeshore Learning $24.99 1 $24.99
FS786 - Spell-The-Word Picture Game • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
LC5402 - Lowercase Magnetic Letters Set • Lakeshore Learning $3.95 1 $3.95
LC5421 - Uppercase Magnetic Letters Set • Lakeshore Learning $3.95 1 $3.95

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