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Ms. Kim from Oakland CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wow Words!!

Help me give my students a variety of ways to practice spelling word patterns.

  • $903 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

New year, new students!! We are a dual immersion program in an urban and economically challenged setting, meaning students spend half their day in English and half their day in Spanish. Our goal continues to be to appreciate being multilingual and to love other languages. We celebrate the various cultures of our class and the strengths of each child: their humor, artistic abilities, academic strengths, their empathy and caring natures, and their athletic feats to name some.

Second graders have an innate curiosity, wonder and enthusiasm about the world that we want to sustain for the rest of their lives.

They can make airplanes, people and objects out of anything put in front of them and their creativity knows no bounds. Friday STEAM afternoons are going to be the highlight of our week to collaborate and think outside the box.

My Project

The second grade team is thinking of ways for students to practice writing words in engaging, independent centers. These materials are for students to practice spelling and seeing patterns in words. These materials are for four second grade classrooms.

Bright letters, movable pieces, and using fingers to create the letters will imprint the letters and patterns on students' brains.

Students will walk over to the center and grab their words (differentiated for what THEY need!) from the colorful library pockets. Then students will grab a plastic box with the materials inside to practice writing those words. The materials will change every two weeks. The wikki stix and playdough are to help students form letters with their fingers. The different crayons, markers and pens are to add a bit of pizzazz and magic to writing words repetitively. The magnetic letters and whiteboard markers are for students to use on magnetic boards. Our words are going to sparkle!

Ms. Kim
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $24.99 4 $99.96
Quartet Dry Erase Markers, Whiteboard Markers, Fine Point, Mini, Magnetic, ReWritables, Classic Colors, 6 Pack (51-659312Q) • Amazon Business $3.78 24 $90.72
Learning Resources Spanish Learning Letters • Amazon Business $20.41 4 $81.64
Crayola Metallic Markers 8 Count, Glitter Markers 6 Count, Combo Pack Bundle • Amazon Business $13.25 6 $79.50
WikkiStix Rainbow Pak • Amazon Business $3.60 20 $72.00
Better Office Products Sheet Protectors, 200 Piece • Amazon Business $11.98 4 $47.92
HP 63 | 2 Ink Cartridges | Black, Tri-color | F6U61AN, F6U62AN • Amazon Business $45.89 1 $45.89
Hygloss Self-Adhesive Library Pockets, Assorted Primary Colors, 3 x 5 Inch, Pack of 30 • Amazon Business $7.75 4 $31.00
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $4.95 6 $29.70
Pentel R.S.V.P. Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, Assorted Ink Colors, 8 Pack (BK91CRBP8M) • Amazon Business $3.97 6 $23.82
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Multi-Color, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, Multicolor (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Crayola Metallic Crayons, 24Count • Amazon Business $3.00 6 $18.00
120 Pieces Non-Adhesive Library Card Pockets Small Envelopes with 120 Pieces Adhesive Double Sided Glue Points for School, Library, Office Task Trackers and Gift Tag (Pocket Envelopes) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Crayola Glitter Crayons, Back to School Supplies, 24Count • Amazon Business $3.00 4 $12.00

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