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Ms. Sunshine from Aransas Pass TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teach the Way They Learn

Help me give my students more opportunities to be hands on. My cart is full of hands on learning items.

  • $1,465 goal

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My Students

My students are young, and if I am excited, then they will be excited. Children love to be student leaders, and empowering them with praise and rewards helps them feel good about themselves. This enthusiasm will give them a lifelong love for learning.

Parents around this area may be fishing guides, service industry workers, clerical, factory workers, and wide range of other professions.

The students are typically hands on learners whose only access to technology may be their parents' telephone.

Generally the children tend to have several siblings and may be living with extended family. I did many home visits last year, and some days it was difficult to see 7 people in a tiny hotel room, or 8 people in a salvaged RV. Not all of my students were in these situations, but many do have some barriers to overcome.

My Project

My students will use the listening center daily to build their reading skills during center time. They generally love books and love to hear stories. The center we had was damaged during The storm and it would be great to have a new one.

The alphabet punches are great to teach them about letters by giving them center projects where they have to spell.

This gives them practice saying and seeing each letter and also taking it to the next level and forming the word.

The dot learning will take them to the next level after the listening center where they will start to distinguish words and begin the reading process. The books will help the children understand rhymes.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FN2924CX - Listening Center Headphones - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
LA620 - All-In-One CD Player with Bluetooth® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
WC603 - Classroom Bluetooth® Speaker • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
LL699 - Number Line Slider Boards (0-100) - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
BD540X - Power Pen!® Phonics Quiz Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $75.00 1 $75.00
Emergent Readers (22 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $64.18 1 $64.18
I And You And Don't Forget Who What Is a Pronoun? • AKJ Education $5.83 11 $64.13
Quirky, Jerky, Extra Perky: More About Adjectives • AKJ Education $5.83 11 $64.13
GA351 - Easy-Punch Alphabet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
Springhill Cardstock Paper, White Paper, 110lb, 199gsm, 8.5 x 11, 92 Bright, 8 Reams / 2,000 Sheets - Index Card Stock, Thick Paper (015300C) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Abacus • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.71 4 $50.84
FF579 - Blocks & Blueprints Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
AA758BU - Connect & Store Book Bin - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 10 $49.90
BD530X - Power Pen!® - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT758 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit - Pre K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GA920 - Ten-Frames Class Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR759 - Lakeshore Block Play People with Differing Abilities • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
100 pieces 2 Gallon Size 13x16" Zip Lock Reclosable Freezer Storage Bags Zipper • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
CE564 - Beginner’s Picture-Word Rubbing Plates • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Hunches in Bunches • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I Am Not Going To Get Up Today! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink What Is a Noun? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely What Is An Adverb? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hairy, Scary, Ordinary What Is an Adjective? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Punctuation Celebration • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Read a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How Long or How Wide? A Measuring Guide • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bell! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick What Is a Compound Word? • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Jack and Jill and Big Dog Bill: A Phonics Reader A Phonics Reader • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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