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Ms. Cutler from Pleasantville NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

VersaTile Reading in Kindergarten!

Help me give my students hand2mind VersaTiles in order to promote literacy development and encourage them to be eager readers.

  • $346 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our Kindergarten classroom is made up of 18 amazing children, in a school that provides a safe learning environment for students from Pre-K through 5th grade. Our Kindergarten class is filled with an exciting group of levels, interests, and abilities. This is the year where so many of my students will be learning to read and write.

Our kindergarten students are full of imagination and curiosity and their minds act as sponges soaking up all material presented.

In our class, we focus on building a community and working together as a team around what we have in common and our shared experiences. We are part of a larger school that celebrates inclusion. Pre-k and Kindergarten years provide the foundation for our students, it is the first learning experience outside of home. It is important to make learning fun and interesting so that they are encouraged to be learners for life.

Hand2mind encourages discovery and drives deeper into the minds of our students helping them to understand and unlock their full potential. We look forward to seeing our children grow and become lifelong learners.

My Project

Our students will show tremendous growth by utilizing the VersaTiles during our ELA block. VersaTiles combines the challenges of a puzzle with standards-aligned skills practice, helping students develop fluency of key concepts and skills.

Students feel like they are playing a game, even though they truly are learning.

VersaTiles is a great resource for young minds because the children have to self check their responses, giving them ownership of their work. Small group instruction is the focal point in most classrooms today, especially to meet the needs of all students. This program will also allow me to provide immediate feedback and assess students' understanding.

VersaTiles will be used by the students in the classroom as a source of enrichment for all levels and utilized as a tutoring tool for struggling readers. VersaTiles are a hands-on resource that will help students learn differently by utilizing hands-on manipulatives during ELA!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
hand2mind VersaTiles Literacy Classroom Set, an Independent Self-Checking & Skill Practicing System (Grade K), Aligned to State and National Standards • Amazon Business $259.95 1 $259.95

Materials cost

$259.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$293.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.86

Total project goal

$345.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$345.71

2 Donors

-$149.93

Donations toward project cost

-$146.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

match offer

-$172.85

Match offer toward project cost

-$146.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.93

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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