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Mrs. McCracken from Norman OK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Which Witch?

Help me give my students engaging vocabulary development games to become more fluent readers!

  • $254 goal

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My Students

I love my students because they inspire me to be the best teacher I can be. They help me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things. They are a spirited, creative and loving bunch of kiddos.

My students love to push themselves.

They love a challenge. They need activities that foster their love of learning and keep them engaged!

I am blessed to work with these kids each day. They make me happy to come to work, and every day holds a new adventure for us to discover!

My Project

Vocabulary skills need to be continuously reinforced and expanded. Students need the background knowledge to decipher the differences in multiple-meaning words and the exposure to idioms that are used in everyday conversation. Because students are reading less at home and may come from non-English speaking families, they often do not have these references from which to draw. As a result, they are not fluent readers because the meanings of words are not familiar.

The key to vocabulary development is finding a way for the word to relate personally to the student.

The products I have chosen will help them recognize and define homonyms and learn the definitions of idioms and multiple-meaning words. As they play these games in class, they will start to recognize the words and phrases in print. They will often come and show me idioms they have found during class and are better able to give more than one meaning for a word (example: pitcher - a baseball position or a large container for liquid). Any type of vocabulary development is beneficial to both emerging and gifted students. As they practice they will be able to make personal connections which will help to better understand words and use them correctly. As a result, fluency rates and comprehension will rise!

Mrs. McCracken
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD540 - Vocabulary Building Games Library - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
LL405X - Tricky Words & Phrases Teaching Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LL398 - Understanding Multiple Meanings Teaching Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$169.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$215.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.09

Total project goal

$253.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$253.92

1 Donor

-$170.00

Donations toward project cost

-$144.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.50

match offer

-$83.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$71.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.59

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$0.00

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