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Mrs. Spring from Midland TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Learning to Life

My students need materials such as alphabet stamps and sight word puzzles to help with phonics, beginning reading, and other literacy skills. My students need science and math materials such as the Science Instant Learning set and number and counting beads to make ideas more concrete.

  • $1,487 goal

This project expired on March 17, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Working in a profession that allows me to give tools to children that will help them be successful their entire lives is beyond a blessing. Bringing learning to life is about giving my class the tools they need to be successful learners now and for years to come.

Kindergartners are naturally curious.

They explore and question all things and to help them be successful in their explorations, they need concrete materials they can use independently to practice skills taught. The learners this year in my class are a diverse bunch, some English Language Learners, that will truly benefit from added tools to make these concepts concrete and to make connections to themselves.

My Project

All of the materials requested are either to reinforce a skill taught through independent exploration or for a small group lesson, to help make the material more concrete with the use of hands-on manipulatives. I have also requested science and social studies materials to be used in centers that can tie all of our content together. I have requested specific games that will aide in letter identification, phonemic awareness, beginning reading and writing skills, math concepts, and science exploration. The science ready made centers I have chosen for my class give children exactly what they need to explore a topic, such as the five senses in great detail. I also included some building materials. I think it is important for students to have things that challenge them to create and design things using their own imagination. We have no materials like that presently and I know they will love the magnetic connectors I have selected to bring to life all of those creations in their minds.

This project will make the world of difference in the enrichment of content in my classroom.

It will help these students by providing those concrete materials necessary for independent manipulation to build those lasting connections that make learning more applicable. I want to create a classroom where all content is questioned, explored and applied through hands-on real life application. These materials can make that possible and bring learning to life. Thank you for your help!

Mrs. Spring
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD970X - Science Instant Learning Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
FK205X - Classroom Floor Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
EE820X - Phonemic Awareness Instant Learning Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
RE735X - My First Informational Text Read-Alongs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
AA937 - Children of the World Book Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.50 1 $79.50
VR468 - 3-D Magnet Builders - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EG813 - Mega Magnets Construction Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
JJ130X - Sight-Word Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
JJ518 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FF955X - Story Sequencing Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
AA240 - Alphabet Learning Locks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE228 - Giant Alphabet Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE188 - Simple Sentences Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE248 - Giant Number & Counting Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL238 - Phonemic Awareness Magnetic Activity Tin • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
GR212 - Writing Claw - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.99 1 $18.99
PP470 - Clear-View Alphabet Stamps - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
PP471 - Clear-View Alphabet Stamps - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
JJ312 - Numbers Bingo • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$1,215.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,263.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$222.99

Total project goal

$1,486.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,486.58

2 Donors

-$1,486.58

Donations toward project cost

-$1,263.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$222.99

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$0.00

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