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Mrs. Alston from Camden NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Needs Are Important Indeed

Help me give my students basic learning tools for the areas of math (How Long Is It? Measurement Center), STEM (House Building Engineering Center), and art (Learning Lacers).

  • $574 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There are 15 beautiful and unique students in my pre-kindergarten classroom that range in ages of 3, 4, and 5 years old. They come from diverse backgrounds, with diverse levels of educational experiences and are multi-lingual.

Many of the students live in generational poverty and come to me with their own set of issues and bad experiences, but regardless I keep my expectations for them high while making their school experience a positive one.

Our school is situated in the most dangerous section of the fourth most dangerous city in America. However, 99.9% of them love coming to school every day, where they receive love and attention from their peers and teachers, breakfast, lunch, snack, and a quality education.

My Project

My students have individual strengths, needs, and interests and I have taken this into consideration when selecting and arranging materials in my classroom. Going from an empty room to a fully operational preschool classroom requires me to have a vision and a plan.

I want to ensure that each child has an opportunity to solve problems, to exchange ideas with peers, and to learn appropriate social behaviors.

Most activities are typically child

initiated (the child decides which center to work in, how long, what materials he/she will use and what the activity will be) while some planned activities require more of my involvement to

take advantage of teachable moments or develop interest among my students.

The way that I make use of the items requested will have a significant impact on the overall quality of the learning experience for my young students.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP753 - House Building Engineering Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP752 - Vehicle Building Engineering Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LL443 - How Long Is It? Measurement Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
JJ779 - Button Sorting Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE604 - Lakeshore Big Bubbles Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP181 - Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
HH576 - Learning Lacers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF923 - Block Play Construction Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR748 - Hold-A-Ring Walking Rope • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR426 - Peel & Stick Collage Frames - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
RR750 - Bristle Builders® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
TA9 - Newsprint Easel Paper - 18" x 24" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.50 1 $18.50
LC2832 - Peel & Stick Flexible Foam Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
TB113 - Self-Adhesive Hook & Loop Tape • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 3 $14.97
FG639 - Yarn Laces with Tips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
WD111 - Big Bubbles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$450.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$487.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.96

Total project goal

$573.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$573.04

3 Donors

-$287.00

Donations toward project cost

-$243.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.05

match offer

-$286.04

Match offer toward project cost

-$243.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.91

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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