You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Mrs. Ostert from Madrid IA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Our Minds!

Help me give my students materials to fuel their imagination and their minds!

  • $320 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a wonderful group of students that love to read, build and use their hands to manipulate objects. There are a wide variety of abilities, interests and learning styles in my classroom.

My students love trying new things and I love seeing their minds grow as they work together.

In my classroom, we try to use a variety of learning strategies to make sure all student needs are being met. Whether my students are working in small groups or independently, these materials will help them to reach their educational goals!

My Project

By using the Magnatiles, my students will use their imagination and engineering skills to build new and creative designs. They love other blocks, so I know this will be a great addition to build their minds!

The Snap and Build Sight Words kit will be a great way for students to work independently and build their sight word recognition.

This will allow students to work at their own pace and build their hand-eye coordination during the process.

The Connect and Store Book Bins will be a great way for my students to stay organized as they select the books they would like to read. As Kindergarten students become independent readers, they will love filling these boxes with their favorite books.

Mrs. Ostert
Grades PreK-2

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Ostert is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA758X - Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 4 $139.96
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
TT752 - Snap & Build Sight-Words - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$222.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$271.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.92

Total project goal

$319.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$319.47

1 Donor

-$213.00

Donations toward project cost

-$181.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.95

match offer

-$106.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$90.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.97

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Madrid","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6417760],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4103938,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/building-our-minds/4103938/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Ostert","authorIds":{"6417760":{"owner":"Mrs. Ostert","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4103938],"proposalHash":"-1434425236","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-1_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21386672,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjU2MzU1MA==","NjQwNDA1Ng=="],"teacherId":6417760,"schoolCounty":"Boone","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IA","name":"Iowa"}}