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Mrs. Ardizone from Cocoa FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Strong Foundational Skills

Help me give my students practice in math skills with the Giant Magnetic Dominoes set and other games.

  • $206 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The children we serve in our school community are bright, kind, and eager to learn, but face many challenges outside of school-related to family financial insecurity.

We strive to meet each child's need to feel safe and well cared for by creating warm, loving, and engaging classrooms and school to support their focus on learning and growing.

We provide free breakfast, snacks, and lunch to 100% of our students as well as weekend emergency food packages for many. As a designated Community School, we offer our students access to health support services such as medical, dental, and psychological counseling.

We outreach to the families in a variety of ways to help them know they have valued collaborators in their child's academic careers by offering parent information meetings and classroom volunteer opportunities as well as special events such as Black History Night, Girls-to-Women and Boys-to-Men Nights. We offer Food and Staples Pantry afternoons to help families stock up on essentials that might not fit the budget.

I am proud to teach at a school that recognizes and celebrates the diversity of learners and works to support each child on their individual path to success.

My Project

Young children learn best during play with engaging materials. They will use the What's the Rhyme Sorting Houses to practice matching word-ending families. They will engage their senses with the Touch and Match Guessing Game. They will sort, match, count, pattern, and build with the 1-inch Color Cubes.

All of these hands-on materials will help my students gain confidence in foundational literacy, language, and math skills while they play.

We will practice these skills throughout the day: during small- and whole-group intentional teaching opportunities as well as free-choice playtimes.

Daily opportunities to learn new skills, practice them, and then move forward to more challenging skills will assure that my students have a strong foundation of knowledge to take them successfully through PreK and into Kindergarten.

Mrs. Ardizone
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD179 - Giant Magnetic Dominoes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
PP214 - Touch & Match Guessing Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
JJ157 - What’s the Rhyme? Sorting Houses • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RA838 - 1" Color Cubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99

Materials cost

$142.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$175.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.90

Total project goal

$205.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$205.99

2 Donors

-$103.00

Donations toward project cost

-$87.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.45

match offer

-$102.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$87.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.45

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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