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Ms. HANSON from Alba TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Digging Into Learning

Help me give my students new books and Sandbox Digger Excavator Cranes to use in the gravel pit of our outdoor learning area.

  • $263 goal

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My Students

My school is in a high poverty area, where the hands-on materials and equipment needed to encourage students to explore and experiment are not always available. My kindergartners get excited when I pull out manipulatives.

My students are kinesthetic learners, so they need to experience hands-on exploration for them to learn and be able to later apply their new knowledge.

They come up with questions, and I guide them so that they can encounter new discoveries. My school is very supportive in encouraging exploration/investigations in the classroom but has limited financial resources necessary for new materials.

My Project

This year we added a large gravel pit to our kindergarten garden area. The kids can dig and scoop and pour and measure.

My students love learning outside and these diggers will help us make our outdoor learning space even more exciting.

We want to tap into the interests of the students so the learning really sticks. These scooping machines will also strengthen hand and eye coordination and develop finger dexterity that will benefit them as they learn to hold and use writing tools. A majority of our students land in job fields requiring hands-on, active work and this is a great way to highlight and encourage those skills even at an early age.

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 58 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Reeves International The Big Dig Sandbox Digger Excavator Crane with 360° Rotation with Base, Great for Sand, Dirt and Snow, Steel Outdoor Play Toy • Amazon Business $49.95 3 $149.85
ABC's for Boys (Alphabet Book, Baby Book, Children's Book, Toddler Book) • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
Three Cheers for Kid McGear!: (Family Read Aloud Books, Construction Books for Kids, Children's New Experiences Books, Stories in Verse) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Roadwork (Construction Crew) • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (Board Book for Toddlers, Children’s Board Book) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Digger, Dozer, Dumper • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
DK Readers: Big Machines (Level 1: Beginning to Read) (DK Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$190.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$223.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.39

Total project goal

$262.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$262.59

2 Donors

-$257.29

Donations toward project cost

-$223.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.30

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$0.00

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