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Mrs. Madden from Minneapolis MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Curious Kids in the Classroom

My students need materials that pique their curiosity, give them problem solving practice and assist them in exploring the world around them.

  • $537 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high-poverty school district, my young students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite these many challenges, I work to provide a learning environment where my students can achieve great things through creative and meaningful learning experiences.

"Kiss your brain" is a phrase we use to celebrate the amazing learning that happens daily.

This learning can look like; puzzling through how to build letters and numbers out of blocks, exploring in our sensory table, building pattern trains, creating gigantic animals out of paper and also connecting to, and expanding on the stories we read daily. I enter into my classroom daily with the goal of creating a learning environment where my students have their curiosity piqued, their learn expanded and are encouraged to be successful life-long lovers of learning.

My Project

As we approach the beginning of our new learning theme "Imagine it, Make it", my classroom is in need of resources/activities that connect to the theme while also supporting students' development of alphabet knowledge and mathematical understanding. With the incorporation of the Stand-Up Magnetic Write & Wipe Center and the Magnetic letter builders set, my students will be able to exploring how shape and line come together to create letters and words. Also, with the addition of the Young Architects Design Blocks and Design Builders into our Active Learning time, our whole-group learning and our small-group activities, my students will have increased opportunity to create, explore and design while developing find motor skills and STEM knowledge. Building a strong foundation of both literacy and mathematical understanding is the focus of these preschool years, and it is with your generous donation to our project that this will happen. By donating to my classroom project you are "Creating Curious Kids in the Classroom" and changing students' lives for the better. They will love school even more and experience success at an early age --- having fun while learning!

Mrs. Madden
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA583 - Stand-Up Magnetic Write & Wipe Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
LC569 - Magnetic Letter Builders - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
TT149 - Design Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF210 - Young Architects Design Blocks - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
SE202 - Kinetic Sensory Sand - 11 Lb. • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
RJ27 - The Mystery Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LK467 - Crystal Climbers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC644 - Write & Wipe Blueprint Mats - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
GG174 - Crinkle-Cut Craft Scissors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$419.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$456.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.51

Total project goal

$536.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$536.72

6 Donors

-$486.72

Donations toward project cost

-$413.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.01

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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