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Mrs. Malone from Kansas City MO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Natural Environment... Round 2.

My students need baskets to create a natural and nurturing environment.

  • $524 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 32 preschoolers every day. Preschool is usually their first exposure to school and I want to make it a positive experience. Students come to school in the morning or in the afternoon for 3 hours at a time. I want my students to be reading at the end of the year. My students come from a very economically diverse background. A lot of my students are learning English as their second language. They speak Somali, Vietnamese, Spanish, and Chinese. I have a lot of different cultures represented in my classroom. My biggest challenge is accommodating these different languages. Many students come to preschool not speaking or knowing any English.

My Project

I posted a project about a month ago asking for baskets to replace my plastic, colored bins. I was shocked by how my preschooler reacted to the new baskets. I am wanting to add more baskets to my classroom. Preschoolers are drawn to the areas where there are baskets. If this project is funded then I will put the baskets in my book area. I am hoping this will draw their attention to this area and they will choose this area to visit.

Creating a natural environment has decreased my behavior problems and children are picking materials they have never chosen before.

Since I have gotten rid of all of the colorful bins children have calmed down. They are reflective of their environment. When the environment is crazy, colorful so are they. I am hopeful that children will continue to calm down with the natural baskets I have in my classroom. I cannot wait to see how this second round of baskets will help increase student achievement and decrease behavior issues.

Mrs. Malone
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL302 - Dishwasher-Safe Plastic Basket - Medium - Natural • Lakeshore Learning Materials $13.99 15 $209.85
LL304 - Dishwasher-Safe Plastic Basket - Small - Natural • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 15 $164.85
LL300 - Dishwasher-Safe Plastic Basket - Large - Natural • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98

Materials cost

$408.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$444.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.50

Total project goal

$523.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$523.31

2 Donors

-$258.12

Donations toward project cost

-$225.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.72

match offer

-$258.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$219.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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