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Ms. Tuers Jackson from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Power and Play of Words

My students need magnets, toys, and other props to tell stories.

  • $496 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of our students are English Language Learners. They are the first generation to be in school in the United States. Some have overcome unimaginable challenges at such an early age. They are energetic, curious, hopeful kids with whom I get the privilege of learning every day.

Because of their language skills or harsh experiences, some do not know that they have something important to share, even if the rest of us do know.

My school is an arts integration school with students in Pre-K through 6th grade. We serve over 850 students, all of whom receive free lunch. Our staff works diligently to get to know our kids' interests, learning styles, and talents so that school can be a place they are comfortable and succeed. Our library is no exception. The students know that the library is a safe place where people read for different purposes, question, explore, imagine, wonder, discover, learn, share ideas, discuss, and create.

My Project

My English Language Learners need as much exposure to words and their use in the language as possible. They need opportunities not only to hear words read to them, but to say them out loud and play with them in different ways. These magnets and toy figures will allow them to retell stories or tell their own with their voices and their hands, using their varied learning styles. This will help the words and concepts stick with them so they are recognizable and understandable when they are reading.

Through this "play" my students will learn the power of words.

It will help them gain confidence in expressing themselves. They will learn that not only are the ideas in stories and books important, but so are their voices. Their words mean something. They have something to share.

This art of storytelling is a fun and flexible way for my students to build their language skills. They will extend what they read and hear in library books while learning concepts across the curriculum in our arts integrated school.

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

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This project will reach 850 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP540X - Living Things Magnetic Activity Tins - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
Farberware Nonstick Bakeware 3-Piece Cookie Pan Set, Gray • Amazon Business $14.09 3 $42.27
RA926 - Building Brick People • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Resources LER0810 Farm Animal Counters, Set of 60 • Amazon Business $23.33 1 $23.33
Learning Resources Jungle Animal Counters, Set of 60 • Amazon Business $19.82 1 $19.82
Magnetic Poetry - Kid Genius Kit - Ages 5 and Up - Words for Refrigerator - Write Poems and Letters on the Fridge - Made in the USA • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Magnetic Poetry - Kids Opposites Kit - Ages 5 and Up - Words for Refrigerator - Write Poems and Letters on the Fridge - Made in the USA • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Magnetic Poetry - Kid Artist Kit - Ages 5 and Up - Words for Refrigerator - Write Poems and Letters on the Fridge - Made in the USA • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Magnetic Poetry - Kids' Spanish Kit - Ages 5 and Up - Words for Refrigerator - Write Poems and Letters on the Fridge - Made in the USA • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Magnetic Poetry - Kids Story Maker Kit - Ages 5 and Up - Words for Refrigerator - Write Poems and Letters on the Fridge - Made in the USA • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Magnetic Poetry - First Words Kit - Words for Refrigerator - Write Poems and Letters on the Fridge - Made in the USA • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Magnetic Poetry - Design Shapes • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Magnetic Poetry - Math Poet Kit - Words for Refrigerator - Write Poems and Letters on the Fridge - Made in the USA • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Ocean Sea Animal, 52 Pack Assorted Mini Vinyl Plastic Animal Toy Set, Funcorn Toys Realistic Under The Sea Life Figure Bath Toy for Child Educational Party Cake Cupcake Topper,Octopus Shark Otter • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98

Materials cost

$356.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$421.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.37

Total project goal

$495.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$495.80

5 Donors

-$349.80

Donations toward project cost

-$297.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.47

match offer

-$146.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$124.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.90

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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