Ends Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Total Donation Goal $176 $80.00 Funded
This campaign still needs $96.31 within 1 month!
About this Campaign
My name is Erin Young and I am a kindergarten teacher. Thank you for considering helping our students become better readers! Did you know our brains were not wired to be able to read? We were wired to be able to speak and understand language, but not to read. It takes 3 parts of our brain, working together, to break the written code. In kindergarten, we start at the basics. Our alphabet. Once students know that each letter represents a sound (or 2!), being able to blend sounds together is the next step. A child needs to understand that we decode by attaching a sound to each letter and blending those sounds together. This is the foundation for reading. Teacher-directed blending and segmenting practice using magnetic letters offers a promising practice for teaching decoding skills, as magnetic letters are multisensory and engaging. I would like to purchase enough lower case magnetic letters to build a magnet board for small group work.
I'd also like to let my students practice segmenting independently at a center. Purchasing the CVC Builders Activity Cards will help my students practice this important skill.
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration in helping our class become better readers!