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Ms. Hansen from Richmond CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Wonder of Words: Literacy Center Materials

My students need rhyming and blending games, phonics puzzles, language learning software for the computer, and 30 books to complete our listening center library.

  • $780 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergarteners are such bright and curious scholars who are just beginning to unlock the secrets to reading. All year long we have been studying the alphabet and learning letter sounds. The time has come to take the leap and begin sounding out words!

Our school is a low-income charter school that believes with hard work and dedication, we can help students achieve academic success and become college bound.

My students are an energetic bunch of five-year-olds, many of whom are attending school for the first time this year. Although they love to play, my students are hard workers who approach everything with such a positive attitude. Story time is their favorite part of the day and, the more we read together, the more curious my students become about the words on the page. Many of them have begun identifying letters and sight words within the pages of books and I know that learning to read is the next great journey ahead of them.

My Project

My class desperately needs materials and resources for our literacy center activities. For 30 minutes everyday, my class splits off to work on four different areas of literacy: listening center (to improve reading comprehension and fluency), phonics (to develop alphabet and letter sound identification), handwriting (to practice writing and develop fine motor skills), and guided reading (blending, segmenting, and reading words). Our listening center provides my students with the chance to listen and follow along to stories. However, our library has been falling short and we need more copies of books so that students can listen together in their group. We also need more language games, rhyme awareness activities, phonics puzzles, letter stamps, and other resources to make these literacy concepts more accessible to the students.

The donations to this project will really boost our literacy center activities and help students become more engaged in learning to read.

My kindergarteners need more than just simple worksheets to teach them reading skills; they need hands-on experiences, interesting books, interactive computer software, and language games to get them excited about reading. Funding this project would mean so much to them. It will help my students become the readers I know they can be!

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Ms. Hansen
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR993 - Alphabet Sounds Photo Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
KT1100 - Basic Skills Practice Ring • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 6 $41.94
DD691 - CVC Word Work Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP310X - Language Learning Games - Complete Set - Single License CD-ROMs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE690X - Phonemic Awareness Match-Ups - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.00 1 $36.00
GG299 - Fill-In-The-Blank Phonics Stamps - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH761 - Rhyming Sounds Listening Lotto • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
The Rain Came Down (Avenues) • Amazon $14.49 2 $28.98
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon $13.74 2 $27.48
The Cat in the Hat (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon $7.29 3 $21.87
HH950 - All About Letters - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Storytown: Library Book Stry 08 Grade 2 Duck On A Bike • Amazon $9.27 2 $18.54
FF448X - Single Line Write & Wipe Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.50 1 $18.50
A Pocket for Corduroy • Amazon $8.99 2 $17.98
Fox in Socks (Beginner Books) • Amazon $5.85 3 $17.55
ED1470 - Rubber Stamps - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
ED1471 - Rubber Stamps - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Green Eggs and Ham • Amazon $7.28 2 $14.56
Madeline • Amazon $7.12 2 $14.24
FK281 - Alphabet Photo Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Sheila Rae, the Brave • Amazon $6.29 2 $12.58
If the Dinosaurs Came Back • Amazon $6.29 2 $12.58
Is Your Mama a Llama? • Amazon $6.29 2 $12.58
Sheep in a Shop (Sandpiper Book) • Amazon $5.36 2 $10.72
The Gingerbread Man (Easy-to-Read Folktales) • Amazon $3.26 2 $6.52
The Little Red Hen (Easy-to-Read Folktales) • Amazon $3.26 2 $6.52

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