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Mrs. Maloney from Norwalk CT is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Three-dimensional Shapes

My students need more materials for literacy centers. The CVC Word Work Center and the phonics games will help develop their word solving skills.

  • $233 goal

This project expired on August 6, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My biggest challenge in getting my students to where they need to be by the end of the school year is language. Of my 17 students, 14 are ELLs (English Language Learners). They are lacking so much language, that my first priority is to expose them to as much language as possible.

The student body of my classroom is mostly made up of English Language Learners (ELLs).

Of the 17 students, only 3 of them speak English as their native language. More than half of them are on "free and reduced" lunch and are dealing with many challenges. Because of these aforementioned challenges, it makes for a difficult road toward their literacy development. But with the proper support materials, it is quite achievable. Despite these challenges, my students are little sponges. Every day they come to school excited to learn. In fact, whenever I am teaching something new, it is so quiet in the room, you could hear a pin drop, which is not easy with 17 five-year-olds. They sit, enraptured at the rug, not moving a muscle, eyes are lit and jaws dropped. I can literally hear their wheels turning in their little heads. Their passion and engagement never ceases to excite me as well.

My Project

My students need as many opportunities as possible to use and play with language. I use literacy centers every day in my classroom, both during Reading Workshop as well as during Free Choice. My students get so excited to play the games, they don't even realize that these games are facilitating their learning. All of the materials I have chosen support both the literacy and math curriculum and state standards. With these different materials, I would have more options to set up for my learning centers. And, in doing so, I could further challenge my students' learning experiences.

My students need lots and lots of opportunities to use and play with language.

Additionally, because of their age and unique challenges, having materials that offer hands-on experiences are paramount to their development. Both literacy skills and math skills would be supported by using these materials on a daily basis at learning centers.

Mrs. Maloney
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE590X - Roll & Read Phonics Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
DD691 - CVC Word Work Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FF159 - Geometry Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
RA804 - Geometric Foam Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$164.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$197.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.84

Total project goal

$232.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$232.27

1 Donor

-$232.27

Donations toward project cost

-$197.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.84

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$0.00

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