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Ms. Wieckert from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Center Supplies to Make First Grade Fun!

My students need supplies to make math and literacy centers fun, like foam dice, index cards, stamps and ink pads, headphone splitters, and Pete the Cat books!

  • $770 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are 30 bright-eyed, energetic, 6 and 7-year-olds, from the south side of Chicago, who are eager to learn, explore, and have a place to belong. They are full of potential, but need the right tools to realize all of it.

They come from tough circumstances, but every day they come to school smiling and excited about what the day has in store.

Their smiles and perpetual optimism inspire me to work harder, make fewer excuses, and give them the good start they deserve in school.

My Project

In our classroom, students spend two hours of the day in math and literacy centers while I teach small groups.

Students usually say centers are their favorite time of the day, and my goal is always to keep it that way by making the activities fresh and fun!

Our classroom is themed after Pete the Cat, so Pete the Cat books are always the hottest independent reading material in the library. Throughout the year, students will use the puzzles, stamps, and ink pads to practice place value in math and different spelling patterns in literacy. Index cards and clothespins make for an endless variety of sight word games and foam dice do the same for (quiet!) math games. Headphone splitters allow multiple students to listen to books on CD at the same time.

Students will use the comprehension practice cards to independently test their comprehension skills. The small magnetic easel is a way for them to practice spelling patterns with magnetic letters, and the storage caddies help keep all the supplies organized. Hall passes allow students to use the bathroom without interrupting small group instruction, and of course, the pencils are used for just about everything!

Having a variety of supplies and activities like these helps make sure students are never bored when they're working independently. And if they're engaged in what they're doing, that means I can devote my attention to teaching small groups, which is where all the magic happens!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dixon Ticonderoga Laddie Intermediate #2 Pencils Without Erasers, Box Of 12, Yellow (13040) • Amazon Business $5.64 20 $112.80
Classroom Storage Caddies - Office Fun & Office Stationery by Oriental Trading Company • Amazon Business $29.00 2 $58.00
BT865 - Base 10 Stamps Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 3 $38.97
Stamp Pad Washable Red by Center Enterprises • Amazon Business $5.10 6 $30.60
Edupress Reading Comprehension Practice Cards, Reading for Detail, Yellow Level (EP62996) • Amazon Business $26.54 1 $26.54
EduKid Toys MAGNETIC EASEL & WHITEBOARD • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Learning Resources Hands-On Soft Color Cubes, Set of 102 • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Whitmor Natural Wood Clothespins - Heavy Duty (Set of 100) • Amazon Business $7.16 2 $14.32
FF899 - Place Value Equivalency Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
AmazonBasics 5-Way Multi Headphone Splitter, Lime Green • Amazon Business $6.00 2 $12.00
Oxford Blank Index Cards, 3" x 5", White, 1,000 Cards (10 Packs of 100) (30) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Teacher Created Resources Foam Large Blank Dice (20608) • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Pete the Cat and the New Guy • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Pete the Cat: Five Little Ducks • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
HH403 - Student Hall Pass • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
Colorful Large Dice 12-Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Pete the Cat: The Petes Go Marching • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas • Amazon Business $8.51 1 $8.51
Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Pete the Cat: Robo-Pete • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pete the Cat: Out of This World • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pete the Cat: Construction Destruction • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete • Amazon Business $4.96 1 $4.96
Pete the Cat: Rock On, Mom and Dad! • Amazon Business $4.87 1 $4.87
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Pete the Cat's Groovy Bake Sale (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pete the Cat's Train Trip (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.79 1 $3.79
Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.78 1 $3.78
Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.73 1 $3.73
Pete the Cat: Cavecat Pete • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
Pete the Cat: Snow Daze (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.31 1 $3.31
Pete the Cat and the Surprise Teacher (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.31 1 $3.31
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map • Amazon Business $3.28 1 $3.28
Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.77 1 $2.77
Pete the Cat and the Tip-Top Tree House (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.74 1 $2.74

Materials cost

$615.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$654.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$115.46

Total project goal

$769.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$769.74

6 Donors

-$584.87

Donations toward project cost

-$497.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.73

match offer

-$184.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$157.14

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.73

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$0.00

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