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Ms. Brooks from Springfield MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Coming Together During COVID! Helping Students Succeed!

Help me give my students ELA and Math resources to support them with virtual learning during school closures.

  • $598 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

It was so unexpected, and so sudden. When I waved goodbye to my 22 Kindergarten students that Friday afternoon none of us thought it would be for the last time this school year. Schools in our district closed on a Friday evening in March and never reopened. Although it was essential for the safety of everyone involved, it has left us all scrambling to make sense of the school closures, and find fun, creative, and engaging materials and approaches to teaching online. My 22 amazing, smart, funny, and inquisitive kindergarteners now must learn from home where most of my students don't have access to any learning materials.

It's important to me that despite all the changes my students and I are facing, the quality of their education stays as consistent as possible.

Due to how unexpected the school closure was, all of my teaching resources were left in my classroom. I have purchased some materials already to help my class transition to online learning, but now that school closures have been extended for the remainder of the school year, I am in need of additional resources in order to continue to provide my students the education they deserve.

My Project

Overnight I went from teaching hands on, interactive lessons in a classroom my students considered to be a second home, to trying to reach them through a computer screen with no available resources. Providing my students with a quality education that encourages creativity, exploration, student discourse, and academic growth has always been my top priority, and that hasn’t changed.

Now that all my interactions with my students must happen through a computer screen, it’s that much more critical I have access to visuals, manipulatives, and resources to help facilitate students' understanding and success.

The ink will help me to print lesson resources such as vocabulary cards, character cards, and sight word cards in color to help increase student engagement and excitement for learning. I will then laminate these so students can use them over and over again. I will use all of these different ELA and Math resources to model lessons in a way that students can connect with and relate to the materials and experiences they are familiar with from the classroom.

Your generosity will help me to provide my students with the quality lessons and learning experiences they deserve to have so that they can be successful.

Ms. Brooks
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
HP 962XL Twin Black, Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Ink Cartridges, High Yield, 5/Pack (6ZA57AN) • Staples Advantage $198.99 1 $198.99
KT1100 Basic Skills Practice Ring • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 4 $31.96
LC113 Letter Crayons Word Building Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG369 Touch Read CVC Words Match • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA719 Magic Board Printing Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE476 Addition Flip Solve Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
EE136 Trace Write Story Stencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TT797 SightWord Sentence Puzzles Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LA299 Learn the Alphabet Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
KT1100 Basic Skills Practice Ring • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
FK231 Alphabet Photo Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
EE609 My Feelings Journal • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 3 $11.97
LM392 Splash CVC Words Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
LM395 Splash SightWords Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99

Materials cost

$470.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.62

Total project goal

$597.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$597.48

1 Donor

-$298.74

Donations toward project cost

-$253.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.81

match offer

-$298.74

Match offer toward project cost

-$253.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.81

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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