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Ms. Phillips from Port Arthur TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Child-Centered Class After Harvey

My students need laminating pouches, a magnetic spinner, a sensory bin and beads, Velcro dots, headphones, an echo dot, and art cart to create a more child centered classroom.

  • $653 goal

This project expired on May 14, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a low-income neighborhood school that was unfortunately in the Hurricane Harvey impact zone. Our community received over 50 inches of water in about a 24 hour period. Many of our students are English language learners which can be challenging. These students benefit from hands-on learning, which helps foster language acquisition and mathematics skills.

This year, before school started, Hurricane Harvey hit our area and water was in 80-90% of the homes in our town.

My children have very little to begin the school year with. I would like for them to have as normal of a school year as possible. I love teaching these children because they are eager to learn even with all the devastation, they have seen in their little lives.

My Project

This year has been like no other with the impact of Hurricane Harvey before the school year even started. When we came back to school, we were 3 weeks behind where we should have been and I have tried to "catch up" with every opportunity I get.

The materials I have chosen for this project will help create a more child-centered classroom through writing the room (using the Velcro dots and laminating paper to create write the room experiences), an art station to express their feeling, and a sensory bin for a "calm down" spot.

Additionally, the children will have access to Alexa (echo dot) to ask questions, use for spelling, check the weather and much more. I think she will be a great addition to our classroom! The headphones will be used for our existing kindles and computers to make the students experience with the devices more meaningful. I am excited about the learning that will go on as a result of this amazing project!

Ms. Phillips
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids 15-Bin Mobile Storage Organizer, Sand with Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $199.00 1 $199.00
Childrens Factory 1130 Sensory Table - Small • Amazon Business $102.70 1 $102.70
Crystal Clear 200-Pieces Universal Thermal Laminating Pouches • Amazon Business $18.99 5 $94.95
Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black • Amazon Business $47.49 1 $47.49
Educational Insights Jumbo Magnetic Spinner • Amazon Business $41.03 1 $41.03
Aweoods Water Beads Rainbow Mix (45,000 Beads), Water Growing Balls For Kids Tactile Sensory Toys, Vase Filler, Plants Decoration • Amazon Business $8.98 2 $17.96
Vkey 1000pcs (500 Pair Sets) 20mm Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White-Delivery By FBA • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$517.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$554.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.92

Total project goal

$652.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$652.80

1 Donor

-$326.40

Donations toward project cost

-$277.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.96

match offer

-$326.40

Match offer toward project cost

-$277.44

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.96

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$0.00

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