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Mrs. Stefanik from Hazleton PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Who Let the Hot Dots Out (Part 2)!

Help me give my students the best possible learning environment that will help to promote self confidence and build their self-esteem, with Hot Dots!

  • $489 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergarten is the springboard into a student's education. My students are special because, for many, this is their first educational setting. Every child deserves the best education that is available to them.

I teach in a high poverty school in Pennsylvania, with a high percentage of students coming from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

Imagine being a new student, in a new environment, separated from your family for the first time, this is the reality for most of the students in my classroom. I want their first educational experience to be extraordinary!

My Project

My students would LOVE to add to our current Hot Dots collection. The students are so excited to use them during our academic learning centers. We love them so much and want to expand our collection to help to diversify the content areas they are learning. My classroom has students with my different learning levels, some of my kindergarten students are on a pre-kindergarten level, while other students are more advanced and moving towards a second level. I also have a high number of ELL (English Language Learners) students that need concrete materials that also gives positive instant feedback.

Hot Dots will allow my students to build learn self-esteem and self confidence because they are learning at a level that is right for them.

Education can not be a one size fits all approach! Our students are the future!!!!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Hot Dots Standards-Based Review Cards—Grade 1 Language Arts • Amazon Business $69.75 1 $69.75
Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set: 160 School Readiness Lessons! • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Educational Insights Hot Dots Science Standards-Based Review Cards - Grade 1 (2505) • Amazon Business $51.20 1 $51.20
Educational Insights Hot Dots High-Frequency Words Card Set • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Ultimate Science Facts Interactive Book Set with Pen • Amazon Business $17.59 2 $35.18
Learning Resources 2783 Educational Insights Hot Dots Phonics Flash Cards- Blends & Digraphs • Amazon Business $13.79 2 $27.58
Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 2 Math Set with Talking Pen • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49
Educational Insights Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 2 Reading Set with Talking Pen • Amazon Business $22.41 1 $22.41
Educational Insights Hot Dots Learn-to-Solve Word Problems Card Set, Grades 1-3 • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Educational Insights Hot Dots Math Flash Cards- Addition • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
Educational Insights Hot Dots Math Flash Cards- More Subtraction • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Educational Insights Hot Dots Laugh It Up! Math Vocabulary Cards- Grades 1 to 3 • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97

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