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Mrs. Hunt from Blackfoot ID is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ABC's: Achieve, Believe, Create, Succeed!

My students need ABC books, alphabet art supplies, and ABC games to make reading exciting, creative and fun!

  • $675 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"It is the supreme ART of the teacher to awaken JOY in creative expression and knowledge."--Albert Einstein. The beginning of first grade is an exciting time for young children. I like to funnel their excitement into learning and keep them excited all year long.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

said it best, "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and think critically. Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education." I am a first grade teacher in a rural area in Idaho. My students' economic situations are just as varied as are their family dynamics. We celebrate the diversity in our school and we love being known as the "Stars." Seventy percent of the students in our school qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Regardless of these factors, every single one of my students has a great desire to create, learn, explore, play, and to think critically.

My Project

Children come to school at such varying degrees of readiness. I quickly assess their knowledge of the ABC's, and then I create activities to take them from where they are and move them all forward. The alphabet materials in this project will be a great benefit for all children. There are ABC books for children who start school reading. The books will also help other children learn their alphabet letters and sounds. Children love technology! We would like some interactive games that teach the children their letters and sounds in an exciting and fast-paced setting. Young children learn best when activities are hands-on. The paper, ABC punches, crimpers, finger print stamp pads, and markers will be used to reinforce the letter names and sounds in a variety of creative and fun ways. They can make letter art projects like jellyfish for the letter "Jj" or penguins for the letter "Pp."

I know when children are engaged and have the materials to personalize the learning to fit their needs, they can learn so much faster.

I have been wanting to combine books and art supplies more to help my students become ready to read. Having art paper, stamps, punches, crimpers, books, and games that all focus on the alphabet will fulfill this goal. Albert Einstein also said, "Creativity is contagious. Pass it on!" Thank you, donors, for helping me pass this on to my wonderful, star students.

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Mrs. Hunt
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Classpack Thin-Line Washable Markers Fine Point, Assorted, 200/Box • Quill.com $106.24 1 $106.24
GA351 - Easy-Punch Alphabet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
JJ149 - Fingerprint Artist’s Stamp Pad • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 4 $39.96
Riverside Construction Paper White, 9x12", 50 Sheets • Quill.com $1.44 20 $28.80
HH831 - Nonfiction Plinko - Gr. 1-2 - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
School ABC - GRL J • AKJ Books $19.45 1 $19.45
Wild Animals ABC • AKJ Books $19.45 1 $19.45
Animal Babies ABC • AKJ Books $19.45 1 $19.45
Cats ABC • AKJ Books $19.45 1 $19.45
A Desert ABC • AKJ Books $19.45 1 $19.45
Farms ABC • AKJ Books $19.45 1 $19.45
Toys ABC • AKJ Books $19.45 1 $19.45
Weather ABC • AKJ Books $19.45 1 $19.45
VR115 - Art Clips - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
PP232 - Blends & Digraphs Space Sort Game - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
PP135 - Can Do! Word Building Game - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
CRIMPER PAPER CRIMPER CORRUGATOR BUBBLES • School Specialty $12.30 1 $12.30
CRIMPER PAPER CRIMPER CORRUGATOR DIAMONDS • School Specialty $12.30 1 $12.30
CRIMPER PAPER CRIMPER CORRUGATOR WAVE • School Specialty $12.30 1 $12.30
ABC Zooborns! • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48

Materials cost

$501.93

Vendor shipping charges

$3.69

State sales tax

$30.37

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$573.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.21

Total project goal

$674.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$674.73

13 Donors

-$658.49

Donations toward project cost

-$573.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.97

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.24

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$0.00

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