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Mrs. W. from La Grange TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Hearts and Minds

Help me give my students tools for building words, just right books, read aloud books for their hearts, dry erase pockets, science picture books, learning games, and fine motor STEM tools.

  • $579 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our journey together is a short one. There is so much to do in order to build little hearts and minds! Each year, I’m blessed with a mixture of little ones brought together for nine months. The families in our community love and care for their children and with their support, we work together to begin growing hearts and minds!

Hurricane Harvey has impacted this community.

Hurricane Harvey has changed this area and its families in many ways. With the negative changes brought on by this, families and their children will count on our kindergarten family for more love and encouragement! Amazing things happen here! I wish you could see the changes and growth made by this kindergarten family! We read, write, count, explore, investigate, listen, learn, and try to scatter kindness along the way!

My Project

Color coded magnetic letters will be used to build words. The magnetic boards will be used to keep our letters organized and ready for learning. With Hurricane Harvey behind us, help us continue to develop our growing hearts and scatter kindness to one another. The Heather Krantz read aloud books will encourage rich discussions.

Just right readers are needed in the hands of these beginning readers.

They love to read! Reusable dry erase pockets and markers will give opportunities for individual practice and save lots of paper. The Amazing Science read aloud picture books will develop science concepts and vocabulary for these emerging scientists. An alphabet and math game will bring lots of happy smiles, while they are practicing their basic skills.

The base plates and snap cubes will build their fine motor skills. The STEM opportunities with the base plates and snap cubes are endless. The foundation is being solidly built - we are building for the future!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Advantage 7859 Framed Metal Whiteboard Set Dry Erase Boards Pack Of 6 • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Educational Insights AlphaMagnets- Color-Coded Lowercase (42 pieces) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
C-Line Reusable Dry Erase Pockets, 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Primary Colors, 25 Pockets per Pack (40620) • Amazon Business $29.69 1 $29.69
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes, Educational Counting Toy, Set of 100 Cubes • Amazon Business $8.49 3 $25.47
Upgrade Stackable Building Base Plates- Baseplate 10" x 10" in Variety Color, Compatible with all Major Brands (6PC Mixed) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
EXPO 1921062 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $17.96 1 $17.96
Bob Books Set 3- Word Families • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Math for Love Tiny Polka Dot • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Spot It! Alphabet • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
Bob Books Set 2-Advancing Beginners • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends! Box Set 1: Levels Included: A-C (My Very First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends! Box Set 3: Levels Included: E-G (My Very First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Bob Books: Rhyming Words • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Sleep Bubbles: Using mindfulness to help kids sleep • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Heart Bubbles: Exploring compassion with kids • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
Mind Bubbles: Exploring mindfulness with kids • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends! Box Set 2: Levels Included: C-E (My Very First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Air: Outside, Inside, and All Around (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Water: Up, Down, and All Around (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Rocks: Hard, Soft, Smooth, and Rough (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Dirt: The Scoop on Soil (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Sound: Loud, Soft, High, and Low (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Light: Shadows, Mirrors, and Rainbows (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Magnets: Pulling Together, Pushing Apart (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Temperature: Heating Up and Cooling Down (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Energy: Heat, Light, and Fuel (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Matter: See It, Touch It, Taste It, Smell It (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
A Nest Is Noisy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Butterfly Is Patient • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Rock Is Lively • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Seed Is Sleepy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
An Egg Is Quiet • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
It's a Good Thing There Are Earthworms (Rookie Read-About Science: It's a Good Thing) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
It's a Good Thing There Are Ladybugs (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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