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Ms. Garner from Beloit WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Support Struggling Readers!

Help me give my students early literacy books, language learning centers, and magnetic letters to meet the needs of struggling readers.

  • $2,112 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a very diverse group of students who are homeless or come from poverty-stricken homes. Many days it is a struggle for them to get to school on time and have the supplies that are needed to learn. My priority is to make sure that their health, well-being, and learning needs are taken care of.

Although these students experience a lot of trauma, they love school and want to learn.

We just need the supplies and resources to help make it happen.

My Project

This school year, 91% of my first grade students started first grade reading well below their grade level peers. I have started many intensive interventions to quickly boost these reading skills and strategies. Unfortunately, I still lack enough low leveled reading books to meet the needs of my struggling students. I also need magnetic letters for students to use when applying word study strategies. These letters will give students another avenue for practicing their skills. The magnetic sight words will be used on my front whiteboards. These and the language centers will support students during our reading and writing lessons. The more often children see these words, apply these words, and write them, the more they will lock them into their memory.

Developing early literacy skills makes it easier for children to learn to read.

Children who enter school with these skills have an advantage that carries with them throughout their school years. However, more than 1 in 3 American children enter Kindergarten without the skills they need to learn to read (American Academy of Pediatrics). These lacking skills carry over to future grades and need to be quickly corrected because reading is an essential skill for success in school and later in life.

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

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 36 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT779 - Magnetic Learning Letters - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 2 $298.00
FR150X - First Little Readers - Complete Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
TT830X - Language Instant Learning Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
TT778 - Magnetic Learning Letters - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
TT778 - Magnetic Learning Letters - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
TT557 - Lakeshore Nonfiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
TT536 - Lakeshore Fiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
EE667 - Lakeshore Word Family Readers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
TT933 - Lakeshore Emergent Readers - Set of 20 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
TT235 - Lakeshore Fiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LC345X - Sight-Word Magnets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
HH696 - Leveled Books Activity Box - Levels A-P • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
TT824 - Letter Recognition Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$1,738.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$26.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,794.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$316.76

Total project goal

$2,111.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,111.72

1 Donor

-$2,111.72

Donations toward project cost

-$1,794.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$316.76

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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