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Ms. Slate from Galax VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

3,2,1, Blast Off In Pre K

Help me give my students Space Science materials for our Space Exploring and Learning Center!

  • $373 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This Pre-K classroom consists of at-risk diverse learners from various socioeconomic statuses and varying ability levels. Many live with grandparents, foster parents, and several are even homeless. They need extra exposure and support of hands-on materials to help them learn and retain information.

Parents and families always ask me how they can help to teach and support their child’s education at home!

I want to give them the materials and knowledge to help support and foster their child’s love for learning!

We live in a very rural area and are a school-wide Title I School where most of our students receive free or reduced-price lunches.

My students are diverse, creative, and eager to learn! They are so inquisitive and curious about the world around them!

My Project

Early Childhood research proves that children learn best through structured and directed play. Teachers and classrooms need to provide them with materials and opportunities to be inquisitive learners. The classroom should provide learning opportunities and new challenges that build knowledge and confidence in the areas of STEM. In my classroom they are encouraged to believe in themselves. We also need our students to become efficient 21st Century Learners!

My students already have a natural love for science and space in our classroom and I want them to know that they can go to college and become a scientist or astronaut when they grow up.

These students are early learners who live in a rural community that has limited commerce and career opportunity. I want these students to be introduced to the Science and Space World! They need to know that they can grow up to become anything they want! Provided structured and directed center play will help them pretend play real life.

We need space and astronaut learning materials to make a "Space Exploration Center" to help introduce these eager pre k learners to our solar system and space travel.

If you help fund this project you will help provide these kids with 1 Toys Plastic Space Mission Rocket Ship with 5 Figures and Realistic Sounds, Rocket Construction Toy Set, Laser Pegs Space 3-In-1 Building Set Building Kit; My Little Space Mission Sandbox Play Set, a Space Coloring Book, and 2 books about space and a cart to store these materials for our new Space Exploring Center!

These are some very intelligent and smart kids who will be our future leaders! Let's give them the opportunities to learn and explore things out of this world! They will be ready to "Blast Off Space Exploration In Pre K!"

Ms. Slate
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little Colorado Toy Organizer with Casters, Unfinished • Amazon Business $126.77 1 $126.77
CP Toys Plastic Space Mission Rocket Ship with 5 Figures and Realistic Sounds / 7 pc. Set • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Rocket Construction Toy Set - 18 Pc Wooden Construction Set Builds 3 Rocket Ships - Made with Premium Materials and Craftsmanship - Develops Problem Solving Skills and Imaginative Play - 3+ Years • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Laser Pegs Space 3-In-1 Building Set Building Kit; The First Lighted Construction Toy to Ignite Your Child's Creativity; It's Your Imagination, Light It Up • Amazon Business $13.59 2 $27.18
Be Good Company My Little Space Mission Sandbox Play Set • Amazon Business $25.42 1 $25.42
US Toy Plastic Astronaut Toy Figurines (1 Dozen), 2-1/2" • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Space Coloring Book! The Unique Collection Of Coloring Pages • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Roaring Rockets (Amazing Machines) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$282.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$316.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.88

Total project goal

$372.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$372.52

6 Donors

-$181.00

Donations toward project cost

-$164.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.98

match offer

-$179.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$152.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.96

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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