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Ms. Johnston from Louisville KY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Talk Is NOT Cheap--but It's Priceless

Help me give my students a variety of engaging books and games that will hold their interest and meet their communication needs.

  • $567 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Is there really any more important skill in life than communication? Definitely not, but I'm biased! As a speech therapist, I love being able to work with such a wide variety of students in terms of age and skill level, but the drawback is that I need a variety of materials that target their needs while being age-appropriate and engaging--the worst is when they complain, "Not that again!"

My caseload is comprised of preschoolers (which includes brand new 3 year olds) through 5th graders who have been identified as having communications skills that are significantly below the level of their peers and interfere in their ability to participate in academic and social settings as well as classmates.

There are several different areas in which students can qualify for my services: speech sound production (when their speech is hard to understand due to producing sounds incorrectly); language (understanding and use of age-appropriate vocabulary, sentence length and structure; understanding what questions are asking and being able to answer appropriately; understanding, processing, and following auditory directions, etc; and dysfluency (stuttering).

My Project

Most of these materials focus on vocabulary because many of my kiddos are behind with their basic vocabulary acquisition.

These materials will provide a variety of opportunities to "feed" new words to their growing minds.

Flip&Read Site Word Sentences will build on that vocabulary using scripted sentences to model how to combine words into sentences. They will love the hands-on Create-A-Scene Felt Board to help them retell stories and we'll use the Match & Sort Early Reading Comprehension Quickies to address listening comprehension and early literacy skills (identify main ideas, recall details, draw inferences, compare/contrast, and sequence events. And the Dinosaur Big Book-what can I say? Kids LOVE dinosaurs!

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 65 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH652 - Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs Big Book Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $64.99 1 $64.99
EE417 - Word Family Flip Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
HH706 - Flip & Read Sight-Word Sentences • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
ZZ394 - Create-A-Scene Felt Board Series • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC136 - English Language Development Vocabulary Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FF198 - Vocabulary Folder Game Library - Pre K-K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP249 - Match & Sort Early Reading Comprehension Quickies - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP248 - Match & Sort Vocabulary Quickies - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL572 - English Language Development Activity Cards - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF468 - Magnetic Sight-Word Sentence Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE621 - Social-Emotional Photo Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FREE SHIPPING • Lakeshore Learning Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$444.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$481.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.98

Total project goal

$566.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$566.54

3 Donors

-$566.54

Donations toward project cost

-$481.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.98

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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