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Ms. McGettigan from Philadelphia PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Bright Tomorrow

Help me give my students blocks to stretch their learning and people to act our issues.

  • $452 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is a bright and active group of five and six-year-old children. They love to create and tell stories. They love to read and be read to. They are quickly learning to work together, which is a vital skill in our world. My children work in small groups and independently throughout the day. This helps them learn to focus and improve self-control issues. Small group activities that let us get up and move help our ADHD tendencies stay under control. We need real reasons to move and stretch.

We grow in all areas by practicing and playing together.

Writing throughout the day in science, social studies, math, and even in art helps us in so many ways. We get noisy, but we learn so much together. We need supplies to grow as readers, writers, and illustrators. We need to show the colors of our ideas. We need ways to be active and help us learn to control our ADHD tendencies. There is so much to learn.

My Project

Kindergarten deals with more issues today than imaginable. They have stress and sadnesses that would destroy most people. Sadly, this is their normal.

My biggest job is to get them armed with emotional tools to survive.

With these people in our theater, we will get to act out and talk out many of these issues in a safe place. We have some puppets, but these block people are much more realistic. They will be more supportive.

We also struggle with the idea that letters build together to make words. These sets with let us practice the phonics skills needed to grow as readers

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA417 - Lakeshore Word Building Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
AA205 - Lakeshore Block Play People - African American Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 2 $45.98
GG694 - Wild Animals Puzzle Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE552 - Kids Around the World Block Play People • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
RR653 - Lakeshore Community Block Play People • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LC695X - Light Table Math Trays - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD135 - Magnetic Base 10 Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 3 $29.97
RR759 - Lakeshore Block Play People with Differing Abilities • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
AA204 - Lakeshore Block Play People - Native American Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99

Materials cost

$348.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$384.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.78

Total project goal

$451.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$451.88

16 Donors

-$271.94

Donations toward project cost

-$237.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.04

Matching donations from our partners

-$172.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$146.20

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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