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Mrs. Butler from Saint Louis MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Joy of Learning to Read

Help me give my students an easy, accessible way to learn phonics to go from non-readers to readers.

  • $866 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am fortunate and honored to support the learning of children in an urban community. My students love to learn and have a thirst for knowledge. What makes my school special is the emphasis on the Montessori method.

Meeting the needs of the children I serve is the goal and focus in our Montessori environment.

It is remarkable to observe the social/emotional and academic growth of the children that enter the classroom each day with curiosity and enthusiasm.

My students are developing the skills to dream big and create their own possibilities. They are life-long learners.

My Project

Students will use these amazing hands on materials to internalize the foundational skills necessary to become confident and life long readers.

Students will begin their reading journey by sorting and blending sounds together.

Once the children have mastered these skills, reading sentences and phrases will spur them on to becoming early competent readers.

Studies have shown that most children learn concepts by the use of tactile materials. The sand trays will satisfy the child’s natural desire to touch and create words and demonstrate knowledge.

Students will revel in working with these materials in small groups, independently, and during guided reading lessons.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Word Formation Sand Trays - 15 in. x 8 in. - Set of 4 • Nasco $154.95 2 $309.90
GG470X - Touch & Read Phonics Sentence Match - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
GG365X - Touch& Read Phonics Word Match- Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
LL435X - Magnetic Sound Sorting Boards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
EE417 - Word Family Flip Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
LL439 - Rhyming Sounds Magnetic Sorting Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$664.88

Vendor shipping charges

$30.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$735.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$129.85

Total project goal

$865.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$865.69

3 Donors

-$815.69

Donations toward project cost

-$693.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$122.35

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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