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Ms. Richardson, MEd from Richmond VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

What Is That--Chicken Scratch?! (Handwriting and Early Reading Tools)

Help me give my students handwriting, sight word, and letter sound activities, please! Thank you!

  • $382 goal

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My Students

I teach in a small, cozy, neighborhood elementary school in Virginia. The children in my building are lively and great kids. They appreciate and evolve from positive but firm motivation and are very bright when focused and interested. We were named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2006. Our school was recently renamed in June 2018.

I love teaching Pre-K through 1 children because kids at those ages are so enthusiastic and happy to learn.

I feed off of their enthusiasm, and it makes me want to provide them with more innovative learning experiences!

My Project

I know my kids are very young, and I am conscious about making sure I facilitate structure while still giving them PLENNNNNNNNTY of space for expressive creativity...

However, there are times when my kids hand in assignments and I have to call them back over to ask them what in the FOOL is written in their workbook or journal!

So it is time for some intense practice...

I am asking for Lakeshore Magic Boards and various phonics match boxes; I believe that rigorous practice in phonics, letter-sound correlation, and recognition of beginning/middle/ending sounds will assist with handwriting.

How? Because what is familiar and repeated becomes retained; seeing the same words they are writing helps my kids understand HOW to write letters properly!

Thanks for reading.

Ms. Richardson, MEd
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 16 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG365X - Touch?& Read Phonics Word Match?- Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
AA162 - First 100 Sight-Words Talking Boards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
PP717 - Lakeshore Magic Board - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.49 10 $64.90
HH748 - Pop & Match Ending Sounds Game Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
HH747 - Pop & Match Middle Sounds Game Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99

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