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Ms. Garcia from Wilmington DE is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

48 Kindergarteners Learn Responsibility & Gain Independence

My students need a classroom mailbox, a plastic drawer, and disinfecting wipes to teach students INDEPENDENCE and RESPONSIBILITY.

  • $171 goal

This project expired on June 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students walk into my classroom with beautiful smiles and the urge to learn. Many of the students come from very low-income homes, one parent households, and it is unbelievable the hurdles they have been able to overcome. Despite the many struggles, my students deserve a safe place to come together to learn and feel at home. They come to school eager to learn and I want to provide them with the best tools possible to be successful. My school is a dual-language elementary school with a focus on nurturing bilingual, bi-literate and multicultural children. In our school, we focus on project-based learning. The students are in control of their learning and set goals for everything they do.

My goal is to inspire children to become joyful, confident, creative, bilingual learners, by providing them with a strong bi-literate academic and cultural foundation.

Unfortunately, at times it is difficult to supply 48 students with all the materials necessary to reach this goal. Please help us get the supplies we need be able to become the future leaders of the world.

My Project

I am lucky enough to teach 48 Kindergarteners how to read, write, add, subtract, how to respect and love and much much more! With 24 students in a small classroom at a time, it can feel overcrowded, especially with the number of supplies we use on a daily basis.

I want to teach my kids how to be independent, and the importance of taking care of their classroom and supplies, a key life lesson.

How we will be using the supplies:

The classroom organizer will be at student eye level so that they can place the work that they have finished or needs to be finished. I will also put their individualized small group independent work in this organizer for easy access for the students that need to work on basic but key skills.

Supplies like scissors, glue, and crayons will be placed in the craft cabinet so that they can go independently and get the supplies that they need. They will be labeled so that students know where to find things and where to return them, teaching them responsibility. The scotch tape will be used to close the back of the cabinet so it doesn't close and also as sit spots on the carpet.

Lastly, while my kids are learning about being independent, they will be able to use hand sanitizer to keep themselves clean and the disinfecting wipes to keep our classroom clean.

This is their classroom and these are their supplies. I want them to learn that we must take responsibility in keeping supplies clean and organized to that we can keep using them and so that they do not break. I think this will be a great LIFE LESSON for my kindergarteners to learn at a very young age.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AdirOffice File Organizer Classroom - Office - Home - Blue (30 Slots, Blue) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Akro-Mils 10124 24 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 20-Inch x 16-Inch x 6.5-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $31.94 1 $31.94
Quill Brand Disinfecting Wipes, 200-Count Canister • $8.49 2 $16.98
Quill Brand Hand Sanitizer Aloe Formula, 67.6-oz. • $13.59 1 $13.59
Scotch Duct Tape, Jet Black, 1.88-Inch by 20-Yard • Amazon Business $5.34 1 $5.34

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