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Ms. M. from Hayward CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Change the lives of 5 Kindergarteners

The cost of five home resource filled backpacks is $354, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $354 goal

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John Muir is a Title I school with 100% free lunches. Over 50% of the student body are English Language Learners. I have 5 children in my kindergarten class who are performing far below their classmates. These 5 students still cannot recognize letters and numbers up to 20. They need a great deal of extra support to learn these early pre-reading skills. I am hoping to give each of these five students a set of resources of their own to keep and work with at home. The materials include a backpack containing early reading activities. Inside each see-through backpack are foam letters(both capital and lower case), rhyming picture cards, a draw and write journal, crayons, scissors, an activity calendar in Spanish and English and more. Also I would like to give them each a wooden puzzle with the numbers 1 - 20. What children learn in kindergarten affects how well they learn in all the grades that follow. It would be so wonderful to be able to give these 5 students the boost they need to master kindergarten skills! Their future depends on it. Thank you so much for helping each of them to succeed.

Ms. M.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 5 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT392 - Giant Number Puzzle 1-20 • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 5 $124.75
RR352 - Transition to School Backpack - Each • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 5 $99.75

Materials cost

$224.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$290.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.68

Total project goal

$353.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$353.76

2 Donors

-$333.59

Donations toward project cost

-$291.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.29

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$0.00

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