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Mrs. Karstrand from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building With Trains is Great for the Brain!

My students need a train set to learn about constructing new pathways and learning about the community.

  • $227 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Kindergarten students with special needs are awesome! They are diverse learners who love learning! They are active, fun-loving, creative, and curious! We are in a large urban district and my students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities, but they all love school! Benjamin Franklin said, "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn!" My goal to always involve and engage my students in learning! My students love and derive the most benefit from "hands on" and movement activities.

My Project

The road to success is under construction in our special education kindergarten and building a bustling town will challenge my students to work as a team and be successful together. My students love trains and this classic hardwood train set will provide hours of opportunities for my students to work together to build and arrange the tracks and town in a myriad of different ways. They will engage in this fun cooperative learning experience that involves planning, building, analyzing, rebuilding, and sharing materials. Each set includes 34 easy-fit wooden track pieces, 8 train cars, plus plenty of buildings, cars, traffic signs and more to create a community.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 11 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
VR146 - 100-Piece Wooden Train Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 2 $159.98

Materials cost

$159.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$192.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.95

Total project goal

$226.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$226.33

3 Donors

-$226.33

Donations toward project cost

-$192.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.95

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$0.00

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