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Ms. Gumina from Tampa FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing some groovy social skills into our class!

Help me give my students "Pete the Cat" books and materials to help them learn positive social skills. Eric Litwin and James Dean have created wonderful books and I want to share them all with my students.

  • $852 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My new ESE PreK class (iPEEPS) is located in one of Hillsborough County's Achievement schools. 100% of my students receive free or reduced lunch. Children are placed into my class for a variety of reasons. My class size, the age of my students, and the disabilities my students have varies every year. My class currently has 3 students (and grows throughout the year with short notice), but I also work with the two other ESE classes. Our students have disabilities ranging from Autism, Down Syndrome, visual impairments, and other developmental, social/emotional and language/communication delays. Their personalities and needs are different. With the age and learning gap, it’s important to have differentiated instruction, engaging activates and to provide one on one or very small group instructions to teach based on each students needs.

Our main goal is to teach them how to love school.

We also aim to improve their Communication Skills, Independent Functioning Skills and most importantly Social/Emotional Skills. We want our students to learn how to be loving, kind and independent members of society. We don’t create excuses for them but give them (and the people they interact with) the tools and skills they need to be successful.

My Project

Pete the Cat is one of my favorite story characters and my Pre-K students adore him. This is my sixth year teaching, and my materials are needing to be replaced and updated to fit my current students needs. I need more visuals and hands on materials for my ESE students.

Pete the Cat stories help me teach my students social skills in a fun and exciting way.

With the help of Pete, we are able to teach my students how to handle their emotions when things upset them ("Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons", "Pete the Cat and His Cool Blue Magic Sunglasses"), how to welcome new friends into their classroom ("Pete the Cat and the New Guy"), how to solve problems ("Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes")and learn other academic skills (Pete the Cat and His White Shoes"). His stories allow me to create fun, hands on activities that my students can do as I read or sing along with when using the "Pete the Cat" website. The wireless speakers will allow me to bring Pete's fun songs and stories all over the school campus!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) - Bluetooth Portable Speaker, Louder Volume, Crystal Clear Stereo Sound, Rich Bass, 100 Foot Wireless Range, Microphone, IPX5, Bluetooth Speakers by Cambridge Sound Works (Black) • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
MerryMakers Pete the Cat and Friends Playset, Set of 4, 5 - 6.5-Inches Each • Amazon Business $20.96 2 $41.92
Constructive Playthings HR-608"Pete The Cat and The New Guy", Grade: Kindergarten to 2, 8.8" Height.45" Wide, 11.35" Length • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Pete The Cat Calendar Kit (EP62388) • Amazon Business $17.47 2 $34.94
Educational Insights Pete the Cat School's Cool! Decorative Light Filters • Amazon Business $33.92 1 $33.92
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses • Amazon Business $13.79 2 $27.58
MerryMakers Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Hand Puppet, 14.5-Inch • Amazon Business $13.71 2 $27.42
Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie • Amazon Business $11.91 2 $23.82
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes • Amazon Business $10.95 2 $21.90
Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes • Amazon Business $10.93 2 $21.86
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes • Amazon Business $10.70 2 $21.40
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons • Amazon Business $10.39 2 $20.78
Edupress Pete The Cat We're Rocking in Our Learning Shoes Bulletin Board (EP62383) • Amazon Business $10.19 2 $20.38
Pete the Cat: Five Little Ducks • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins • Amazon Business $9.59 2 $19.18
Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure • Amazon Business $9.26 2 $18.52
Pete the Cat Wood Magnetic Dress Up Doll Set - 34 Pieces • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Edupress Pete The Cat Groovy Buttons Accents (EP63236) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Pete the Kitty and Baby Animals (Pete the Cat) • Amazon Business $7.89 2 $15.78
Pete the Kitty's First Day of Preschool (Pete the Cat) • Amazon Business $7.68 2 $15.36
Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
Pete the Cat: Meet Pete • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Time for Bed, Pete the Kitty: A Touch & Feel Book (Pete the Cat) • Amazon Business $7.15 2 $14.30
Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus Board Book • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete • Amazon Business $6.91 2 $13.82
Pete the Cat: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Board Book • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spider • Amazon Business $6.06 2 $12.12
Pete the Cat's 12 Groovy Days of Christmas • Amazon Business $12.04 1 $12.04
Pete The Cat Stickers • Amazon Business $5.15 2 $10.30
Pete the Kitty: I Love Pete the Kitty (Pete the Cat) • Amazon Business $5.12 2 $10.24
Pete the Cat: Out of This World • Amazon Business $4.49 2 $8.98
Pete The Cat Welcome to Our Groovy Class Postcards • Amazon Business $4.49 2 $8.98
Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete • Amazon Business $4.34 2 $8.68
Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library • Amazon Business $4.00 2 $8.00
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71

Materials cost

$683.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$724.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.80

Total project goal

$852.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$852.00

2 Donors

-$363.98

Donations toward project cost

-$363.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$423.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$360.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.57

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$64.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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