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Ms. Han from South Gate CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Blocks for a Quality Kindergarten Classroom

My students need a variety of materials like bean bag chairs, clipboards, and math manipulatives (Unifix cubes and counters) to create a well-rounded classroom environment.

  • $646 goal

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My Students

For most of my students, kindergarten is their very first experience in formal schooling, and I want it to be the best it can possibly be. My students are curious, silly, intelligent, and larger-than-life five year-olds who are learning not only about themselves, but about others and the world around them. I want to ensure that school is a place where they feel safe, encouraged, and challenged to grow and learn during such a critical time of their development. And, of course, I want them to have fun! Students need a clean, organized, and comfortable environment for this to be achieved.

Coming from a Title I school, with at least 83% of families economically disadvantaged, I hope to equip my classroom as fully as possible through donations from Donors Choose.

At the end of the year, my wish is that my students graduate kindergarten with a strong sense of self, truly believing that school is a place where they belong and enjoy.

My Project

I am a new kindergarten teacher going into my very first year of teaching! I am beyond excited to begin the journey of kindergarten with my students, but want to create the best possible learning space for them. I know that the more organized, clean, and equipped the classroom is, the more I can focus on teaching and learning with my students.

The materials I am requesting will be used on a daily basis to keep the classroom running smoothly and efficiently, while also helping to create a more positive classroom environment.

For example, the disinfecting wipes, pencil sharpener, laminator, label maker, etc. helps keep the environment organized and prepped, making it easier for procedures and routines to flow throughout the day. Other items like the pocket inserts, clipboards, bean bags, and packing peanuts (for the bean bags) help promote student choice in that they may choose to sit and work in areas other than their desks. The bean bags also serve as a cozy corner for when students need some space to themselves, a vital area in any kindergarten room where students can easily feel anxious. Lastly, materials such as floor stickers, calendar sets, and math manipulatives (Unifix cubes, counters, shapes) serve to build an inviting and stimulating atmosphere for students. Each item will build a higher quality classroom experience that my students deserve and I hope to make it a reality with your help!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO FRIENDLY Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
ETA hand2mind Foam Two-Color Counters Classroom Bulk Kit • Amazon Business $34.84 1 $34.84
Jorbest Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair Kids Pouf, Premium Cotton Canvas Cover, Kids Soft Toy Organizer Makes Comfy Lounger Bed (COVER ONLY) - Navy with White Stars, Fits 200L/52 Gal • Amazon Business $34.80 1 $34.80
Dry Erase Pockets - Reusable + Oversized - Size 10 X 13 inches - 30 Pockets for Adults and Children - Mixed Colors - Ideal to use at School or at Work • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Wipes, Lemongrass Citrus, 70 count Tubs (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $29.93 1 $29.93
Aviditi 7NUTS Loose Fill Packing Peanuts, 7 Cubic Feet, White • Amazon Business $28.94 1 $28.94
Unifix Cubes - Package of 300 - 10 Colors • Amazon Business $27.01 1 $27.01
DYMO LetraTag LT-100T Plus Compact, Portable Label Maker with QWERTY keyboard (1733013) • Amazon Business $26.98 1 $26.98
Swingline Laminator, Thermal, Inspire Plus Lamination Machine, 9" Max Width, Quick Warm-Up, Includes Laminating Pouches, White/Gray (1701857ECR) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
8-Pack Reversible Classroom Wall Posters 22" x 17" - Learn the Alphabet, Colors, Days, Months, Numbers, Shapes, & USA Map by Pint-Size Scholars • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Smart Additions Bean Bag Chair - Bean Bag For Stuffed Animal Storage, Stuff And Sit Bean Bag Cover For Kids, Toy Storage Bean Bag Chair, Bright Color Zigzag Bean Bag Toy Organizer, Gray - Extra Large • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
ETA hand2mind Plastic Pattern Blocks (Set of 250) • Amazon Business $21.90 1 $21.90
Best Dry Erase Markers (BULK SET OF 36!) in Assorted Colors - Usable on any Whiteboard Surface - Fine Point White Board Pens in 12 Different Colors - Including Black, Neon, Red, Green, Blue, & More • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Expo 81045 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
LiteMark Removable Yellow 4 Inch Star Decal Stickers for Walls, Ceiling and Floor - Pack of 15 • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Creative Teaching Press Dots on Turquoise Calendar Set (1642) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Better Life Natural All-Purpose Cleaner, Safe Around Kids & Pets, Unscented, 32 Ounces (Pack of 2), 2409C • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
Educational Teaching Clock | Large Demonstration Learning Time Clock with Erasable Writing Surface to Teach Time • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Creative Teaching Press 10-Inch Jumbo Designer Cut-Outs, Cupcakes (5938) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$468.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$42.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$548.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.80

Total project goal

$645.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$645.36

4 Donors

-$372.68

Donations toward project cost

-$316.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.90

Matching donations from our partners

-$272.68

Match offers toward project cost

-$231.78

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.90

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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