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Mrs. Dodge from Minonk IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wacky Word Work Wizards

Help me give my students hands-on, multisensory literacy materials for Wacky Word Work Wizards.

  • $824 goal

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My Students

We are a classroom community of 41-second grade students that make up two sections at our school which is a rural, consolidated district located in Minonk, Illinois. There are 22 boys and 19 girls in the two second grade classes. Our district has adopted and implemented Reader's Workshop, a Best Teaching practice. Students are given the opportunity to learn the skills a 21st-century learner needs in order to be successful in their education. Our eager students look forward to learning and practicing their literacy skills in a fun, rotation-based setting.

My Project

The second-grade students at my school are responsible for mastering 100 high-frequency words. Students should be able to read and spell these words accurately by memory by the end of second grade. In order to keep the students engaged in meeting their goal, we would like to provide students with fun learning activities to practice their high-frequency words. Repetitiously writing words over and over becomes redundant and unenticing.

Imagine taking Play-Doh and Wikki Stix and creating your words with these hands-on materials.

Students learn best when they engage all facets of their brains. This can be accomplished through multi-sensory materials and activities. Wacky Word Work Wizards is an exciting and motivating opportunity for our students to do just that!

Mrs. Dodge
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL786X - Double-Sided Magnetic Write & Wipe Mini Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.99 6 $233.94
RR718X - Writing Practice Magic Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
STAMPS JUMBO LOWERCASE ALPHABET • School Specialty $19.45 4 $77.80
LC357 - Word Building Magnetic Letters - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 4 $39.96
PAINT KIDS WASHABLE CRAYOLA SET OF 10 • School Specialty $5.96 4 $23.84
BRUSH ASSORTMENT SET OF 144 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $21.65 1 $21.65
CHENILLE STEMS 12X1/8 CLSSRM SET OF 1000 • School Specialty $14.41 1 $14.41
PASTELS ASST COLOR SCHOOL SMART SET OF 12 • School Specialty $3.40 4 $13.60
PAINT TRAY PLASTIC 6 WELLS PK/12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $5.03 2 $10.06
STAMP PAD WASHABLE RED • School Specialty $4.25 2 $8.50
STAMP PAD WASHABLE GREEN • School Specialty $4.25 2 $8.50
INK PAD JUST FOR KIDS PURPLE • School Specialty $4.25 2 $8.50
INKPAD JUST FOR KIDS ORANGE • School Specialty $4.25 2 $8.50
INK PAD JUST FOR KIDS BLUE • School Specialty $4.25 2 $8.50
INKPAD JUST FOR KIDS HOT PINK • School Specialty $4.25 2 $8.50

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