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Mrs. Irving from Carteret NJ is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Back a Learning Environment

My students need animals from all areas of their environment, a barn, a rug, cars, vehicles and people from their community to help mold creative little minds.

  • $1,074 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

At the end of the year I would like to have given my students every opportunity to explore and build strong bonds with environmental learning. I want to expose them to every animal, community helper and every vehicle these children will encounter. I want to have a visual for these children.

These children come from a high poverty community.

Many of these resources are not available to them, which explains why year after year the children in my class can not relate to the animals we are discussing or the community vehicles and helpers we discuss. These manipulatives are extremely useful to give them a visual to what we are learning about and using them in a Learning Station to build concrete understanding. I had many of these objects, but after a flood in my classroom the last week of school they were destroyed. I thought I could take them home to wash, but with no success they had to be discarded. I just want to fill the classroom with items we learn about and engage the students in a way to capture their interest. They are 4 and 5 year old children who want to explore, touch and engage in play to learn.

My Project

With these resources, these children will learn about animals. They will learn where the animals live, what they look like, what they eat and sounds they make. These children will be able to recreate the environments of where these animals live and add dramatic play to their Learning Station. How amazing will it be to have these resources at hand when exploring these animals and capture these children's interests. The rug will help these children create the community they live in and explore the community helpers and vehicles they see on a daily basis. When we learn about our community, we can rebuild one in our classroom and explore together. They will learn the roles each of these helpers have and maybe even inspire some of them to be a helper of their community when they grow up.

These donations will help rebuild a classroom destroyed by a flood.

It will add resources these children can engage with and leave an endless amount of knowledge to take with them into future years. Hopefully, it will inspire them to not only appreciate all animals but, also, know all about these animals and what an important role they play in all our daily lives. These resources will allow them to learn about their community and see a visual of each helper that they can count on and what role they play to help keep all of us safe.

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Mrs. Irving
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR212 - Lakeshore Barn • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
AA200X - Lakeshore Block Play People - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
GG932 - Mini Hardwood Vehicles - Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 3 $89.97
CG987 - Crystal Growing Discovery Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 5 $74.95
VR146 - 100-Piece Wooden Train Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
GR931 - Community Play Carpet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
AC358 - Animals from Around the World Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
JJ241 - Classic Ocean Animal Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
RR402 - Classic Farm Animal Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
GG601 - Classic Forest Animal Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
GG348 - Classic Wild Animal Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE552 - Kids Around the World Block Play People • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
HH827 - Hardwood Construction Vehicles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RJ10 - Block Play Traffic Signs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LM826 - Hardwood Community Vehicles - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR637 - Lakeshore Community Block Play People • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR759 - Lakeshore Block Play People with Differing Abilities • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
AA207 - Around-The-Town Vehicle Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

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