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Mrs. Goodrow from Stafford TX is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Whimsical Words {Vocabulary Building Games}

My students need engaging, self-check vocabulary games and activities such as Hot Dot pens and quiz cards and vocabulary match-ups to use independently during literacy station time.

  • $382 goal

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My Students

Vocabulary is powerful! It is necessary for both verbal communication and internal comprehension. My second graders have not yet grasped its importance. Help me show them how fun and enjoyable learning vocabulary can be!

My students are second graders in an small, urban Texas school district.

About fifty percent of my students are ESL, meaning that English is their second language and their families speak another language at home. Nearly one hundred percent of my students are considered to be at risk and/or economically disadvantaged. My students love school and want to succeed, however they have not all always had the best opportunities available to them in life. Therefore, it is essential they are afforded positive learning experiences in school.

My Project

I teach two classes of reading and writing, so these materials would be used by a total of 44 students. My students will be able to use these games/activities to practice vocabulary skills during their literacy workstation time. Since the activities are self checking, students would be able to use them independently and be successful. Students will learn new vocabulary and practice using prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, antonyms, and context clues to determine the meaning of new words. These activities will reinforce the concepts taught during whole group lessons in a fun and engaging way.

My students need engaging, self-check vocabulary games and activities such as Hot Dot quiz cards and vocabulary match-ups to use independently during literacy station time.

Please help support the vocabulary development of my students. Increasing vocabulary is an essential step to becoming a successful reader and communicator. Helping my students become passionate about vocabulary will have a life long impact!

Mrs. Goodrow
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA643 - Vocabulary Building Games Library - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
FF470X - Vocabulary Match-Ups - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
BD440X - Hot Dots Vocabulary Quiz Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
BD230X - Hot Dots Power Pen - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP647 - What’s My Word? Prefixes & Suffixes Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$289.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$324.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.23

Total project goal

$381.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$381.55

4 Donors

-$211.55

Donations toward project cost

-$179.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.73

match offer

-$170.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$144.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.50

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$0.00

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