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Mrs. White from Morrisdale PA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten

My students need school sized backpacks that they can take their completed work home neatly to share with their families!

  • $1,486 goal

This project expired on August 5, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our small school is in a rural, low income/high poverty area. The average grade level Size ia about 75 students with the elementary housing a little over 550 students. Our incoming Kindergartners came from an array of educational backgrounds from neighboring public preschools, to private preschools, to no preschools at all. So the transition, especially the educational one, was always a challenging one. Two years ago, our district began a Pre-K program which consisted of two classrooms. This year, we are up to four classrooms with 20 students in each classroom.

Including the 80 Pre-K students in our district, has made a tremendous difference not only educationally, sharing resources through staff members, but socially as well making the transition to Kindergarten much smoother!

In addition to housing the new preschool classes, an early childhood transitional program was established last year that includes children birth to age five, that will one day join us in our elementary school. This program shares resources and ideas to help parents incorporate literacy (and new this year) STEAM activities at an age appropriate stage.

My Project

The early childhood transition program that is held at our school is for children that will one day go to our elementary school. The program has many components with the biggest and most excited being the 1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten. The concept is simple, for children to read 1,000 books before they enter their first day of Kindergarten with the help of their families by reading aloud.

Reading aloud is one of the most beneficial, supplemental, educational activity families can do with their child and the best part-it is FREE!

While researching the program, rewards were something that kept coming up over and over again. Rather than 'just giving the child something', a meeting was had with our Kindergarten team with discussion around the question, "What do you see that incoming Kindergartners are still in need of?"

Their answer was simple:

1) children still not familiar enough with nursery rhymes, and

2) children coming into Kindergarten with no backpack or backpacks that are to small that can't hold everything neatly.

Children will have the opportunity to earn both of these prizes by meeting two prize levels. They will earn a 180+ page nursery rhyme book, with colorful and vivid pictures when they have completed & logged 500 books. It is the hope that the families will start beginning to read the rhymes aloud to begin the early stages of phonemic awareness and rhyming. Children will earn the Jansport backpacks once they have completed and logged 1,000 books. Children come in with 'cute' backpacks all the time at the beginning of Kindergarten, but they are never a big enough size, for whatever reason. Living in such a high poverty area, it is the hope that by families engaging with their children, that is one less cost they have to worry about.

Mrs. White
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JanSport Unisex SuperBreak Navy Sweet Blossom Backpack • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Jansport TRS7 Women's High Stakes, Ditzy Patchwork - OS • Amazon Business $38.94 1 $38.94
JanSport Unisex SuperBreak Multi Ornate Blues Backpack • Amazon Business $35.95 1 $35.95
JanSport SuperBreak Backpack (Neo Geo) • Amazon Business $35.81 1 $35.81
Jansport T501 Women's Superbreak, Electric Palm - OS • Amazon Business $35.17 1 $35.17
JanSport Classic Superbreak Backpack Aqua Dash • Amazon Business $33.88 1 $33.88
JanSport Unisex SuperBreak Multi Navy Connect Four Backpack • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
JanSport Unisex SuperBreak Navy/White One Size • Amazon Business $32.39 1 $32.39
JanSport Unisex SuperBreak Navy Hearts One Size • Amazon Business $32.39 1 $32.39
JanSport Unisex SuperBreak Black/White Stars One Size • Amazon Business $32.39 1 $32.39
JanSport Classic SuperBreak Backpack, Hedge Green (Blue Dizzy Swirl, One Size) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Jansport T501 Women's Superbreak, Vivid Paradise - OS • Amazon Business $31.68 1 $31.68
JanSport Unisex SuperBreak Purple Plum Backpack • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
JanSport T501 Superbreak Backpack - Multi Navy Mountain Meadow • Amazon Business $29.98 1 $29.98
Jansport Superbreak Backpack, Midnight Sky Floral Stripe, One Size • Amazon Business $29.98 1 $29.98
JanSport Superbreak Backpack- Sale Colors (Multi Saucy Chevron) • Amazon Business $29.93 1 $29.93
JanSport SuperBreak Backpack (Splash Camo) • Amazon Business $29.11 1 $29.11
Jansport Unisex Superbreak Back Pack Diamond Plumeria Pink One Size • Amazon Business $29.07 1 $29.07
JanSport Superbreak Backpack- Sale Colors (Black Paintball) • Amazon Business $29.07 1 $29.07
JanSport Superbreak Backpack- Sale Colors (Floral Memory) • Amazon Business $29.05 1 $29.05
JanSport Unisex SuperBreak Spanish Teal 1 One Size • Amazon Business $28.94 1 $28.94
JanSport Superbreak Backpack, Coral Peaches • Amazon Business $28.46 1 $28.46
JanSport T501 SuperBreak Backpack (Coral Dusk Jungle Adventure) • Amazon Business $28.14 1 $28.14
JanSport Unisex SuperBreak Zap Green One Size • Amazon Business $27.94 1 $27.94
JanSport High Stakes Backpack- Sale Colors (White Geo Flock) • Amazon Business $27.70 1 $27.70
JanSport High Stakes Backpack- Sale Colors (Multi Graffiti) • Amazon Business $27.39 1 $27.39
JanSport High Stakes Backpack- Sale Colors (Multi Linear Skies) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
JanSport Superbreak Backpack- Sale Colors (JanSport Navy Front Row Spot) • Amazon Business $26.00 1 $26.00
JanSport Superbreak Backpack- Sale Colors (Multi Stars) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
JanSport Superbreak Backpack- Sale Colors (Tropical Mania) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Jansport Superbreak Back Pack Coral Peaches/White Dots One Size • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
JanSport Superbreak Backpack- Sale Colors (Ocean Ombre) • Amazon Business $24.94 1 $24.94
JanSport SuperBreak Backpack (Active Ombre) • Amazon Business $24.18 1 $24.18
JanSport Superbreak, Tahitian Orange/White Dots, One Size • Amazon Business $23.89 1 $23.89
JanSport Unisex Superbreak Aqua Dash Zou Bisou PROCESSING PROCESSING • Amazon Business $23.83 1 $23.83
JanSport Superbreak School Backpack (Blue Streak) • Amazon Business $23.63 1 $23.63
JanSport SuperBreak Backpack (White Swedish Lace) • Amazon Business $23.05 1 $23.05
JanSport SuperBreak Backpack (Ombre Dot) • Amazon Business $22.24 1 $22.24
JanSport Superbreak Backpack- Discontinued Colors (Tahitian Orange) • Amazon Business $21.77 1 $21.77
JanSport Superbreak Backpack- Sale Colors (Urban Optical Purple) • Amazon Business $21.65 1 $21.65
JanSport Womens Classic Mainstream Superbreak Backpack - Aqua Dash Jagged Plaid / 16.7"H X 13"W X 8.5"D • Amazon Business $20.93 1 $20.93
JanSport T501 Superbreak Backpack - Grey Rabbit Sylvia Dot • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Jansport Superbreak Back Pack Spanish Teal One Size • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98

Materials cost

$1,214.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,262.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$222.80

Total project goal

$1,485.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,485.32

3 Donors

-$742.66

Donations toward project cost

-$631.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$111.40

match offer

-$742.66

Match offer toward project cost

-$631.26

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$111.40

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$0.00

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