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Mrs. Meitin from Cleveland OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Words to Read By

Help me give my students sight word materials and story builders, the materials they need to become fluent readers, and a 10-drawer cart.

  • $246 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My first grade students are eager to learn despite the many hardships they may come from. Our classroom has both students from general education as well as students with special needs. Their academic ability ranges from non-readers to fluent readers. They love to hear stories and are excited to learn.

Our school serves students in Prekindergarten through eighth grade and sits in the heart of an urban city.

One hundred percent of our children receive a free breakfast and lunch. In addition, we serve several families who are homeless. Many of my students have never left our city. Despite many of their parents not having graduated from high school, they want their children to do well and be successful in school. They ask for ways to support their children at home and at school.

My Project

I chose these materials to fill a gap in my students' learning. Many of my first graders struggle to read because they have a limited sight word vocabulary. Children need to know these sight words instantly (by looking at them) and not "sounding them out." The colorful cart will help students find the materials they need to match their ability. The story starters provide vocabulary and sight words to support the emerging writers.

The students will see these materials as games to play at centers and will not realize they are tools to help them learn vocabulary necessary to read and write!

It is important that when students are not in small group with the teacher they are on task and learning. These colorful "games" will enable them to do this. These materials will also help students at many different reading levels within my classroom.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ130X - Sight-Word Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
Seville Classics 10-Drawer Organizer Cart, Pearlescent Multi-Color, Multicolor (Pearlized) • Amazon Business $39.23 1 $39.23
Expo 1920940 Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 36 Count, Black • Amazon Business $22.78 1 $22.78
EE136 - Trace & Write Story Stencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE391 - Write & Wipe Sight-Words Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
LM392 - Splash! CVC Words Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
LM395 - Splash! Sight-Words Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99

Materials cost

$175.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$208.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.81

Total project goal

$245.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$245.42

3 Donors

-$135.00

Donations toward project cost

-$122.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$101.60

Match offers toward project cost

-$86.36

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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