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Mrs. Loomis from Farwell MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Efficient and Responsible Kindergarteners

Help me give my students supplies to create a more efficient, organized classroom! Being able to transition from one activity to the next is extremely important, and these new iPads cases will help tremendously!

  • $225 goal

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My Students

I am teaching some of the youngest learners and many of these kids have never had any formal education. Kindergarten is a time that sets the tone for a child's career in education, and I am hoping that these children develop a love of learning from the start.

This will be my second year teaching kindergarten and I have learned that efficiency is key!

There is so much to teach these kids, and not a lot of time to get it all in. Having supplies that are efficient makes all the difference.

My Project

Efficiency is extremely important in any classroom. I am trying to make sure that my kindergarten classroom runs as efficiently as possible to reduce transition time, which will result in more time for student/teacher interaction. We are lucky enough to have 6 iPads and 6 Osmo kits in our classroom. In order to use the Osmos, you must take off the iPad cover, which can be extremely difficult and time-consuming. The new iPad cases will help transition time by making it easier to set up for Osmo activities.

I am also trying to teach responsibility along the way, which can be a big job with five and six year olds.

I am hoping to use the new baskets to put “just right” books in them for each table of students. This way, when they are done with independent work, they will be able to grab a “just right” book and read it on their own. This will help reduce noise for other students who are still working and will also increase confidence and responsibility in my new readers.

The other items I am asking to be funded are for small group literacy activities as well as supplies we are running short on in my classroom. My kindergarteners use wider pencils to help with their pencil grips, and these wide pencils are hard to come by. Also, 5 and 6 year olds love to color and I would love to have a crayon sharpener to get more use out of the crayons we already have. Thank you for considering contributing to our classroom!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG965X - Help-Yourself Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
Elmer’s 1680 CrayonPro Electric Sharpener • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Unifix(r) CVC Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96
Bear Motion Silicon Case for iPad 9.7 2018 2017 / iPad Air 2 / iPad Air and Apple Pencil Cap Holder Cover Shockproof Silicone Protective Cover (Green Silicon Case + White Apple Pen Holder) • Amazon Business $6.89 2 $13.78
Bear Motion Silicon Case for iPad 9.7 2018 2017 / iPad Air 2 / iPad Air and Apple Pencil Cap Holder Cover Shockproof Silicone Protective Cover (Black Silicon Case + White Apple Pen Holder) • Amazon Business $6.87 2 $13.74
TICONDEROGA Laddie Intermediate Wood-Cased Pencils Without Erasers, #2 HB Soft, Yellow, Pack of 1 (12 ct) • Amazon Business $3.95 3 $11.85
Bear Motion Silicon Case for iPad 9.7 2018 2017 / iPad Air 2 / iPad Air and Apple Pencil Cap Holder Cover Shockproof Silicone Protective Cover (Blue Silicon Case + White Apple Pen Holder) • Amazon Business $5.89 2 $11.78
CVC Word Building Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.16 1 $7.16

Materials cost

$158.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$190.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.64

Total project goal

$224.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$224.26

1 Donor

-$192.12

Donations toward project cost

-$190.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$32.14

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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