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Mrs. Herrera from El Paso TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

An Easel for Kinder Kids

Help me give my students a dry erase board easel so they can practice their handwriting and story telling.

  • $548 goal

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My Students

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

A typical day in kindergarten is very active and busy.

Students continue to do much of their learning through active learning and hands-on activities. For many of my students, it is their first experience in a school setting. Many of them did not attend preschool or pre-kindergarten. They are always ready and enthusiastic about learning different things and in different ways.

As a Title I school, most of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. They are also provided with ​free breakfast daily. We have a large population of Limited English Proficient students. The kids do not see this as an obstacle. They are just as ready and eager to learn as anyone else.

Our school building definitely shows its age but as they say, it's what’s on the inside that counts. We have amazing students and wonderful teachers. We have many parents who volunteer their time on a weekly basis. Our school pride is evident as you walk through the hallways.

My Project

In kindergarten, the teacher does a lot of modeling for the students, especially in writing. The writing that we do in kindergarten is usually done in a whole group.

One of these important whole group writing activities is the Daily Message.

Students learn sentence structure such as that sentences begin with an uppercase letter and end with a period. Students also learn the difference between a word and a letter and that there are spaces in between words. Sight word recognition is also a big part of the Daily Message. The students take turns coming up to the dry-erase easel to identify and circle sight words that the teacher has called out.

All of these activities eventually lead to the students becoming independent readers and writers.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 15 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LM520 - All-Purpose Mobile Teaching Easel - Elementary • Lakeshore Learning Materials $429.00 1 $429.00

Materials cost

$429.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$465.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.14

Total project goal

$547.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$547.58

1 Donor

-$273.79

Donations toward project cost

-$232.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.07

match offer

-$273.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$232.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.07

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$0.00

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