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Mrs. Skillen from Rock Port MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Elementary Library Centers

My students need materials such as games, headphones, magnifier, etc. so that we can have centers in the elementary library to reinforce a variety of skills: literacy, STEM, research, etc.

  • $156 goal

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My Students

My students have the best attitude about learning and reading!

Students give great feedback about the books they read and make quality requests for additions to our library.

Students rely on the school library and classroom libraries for the majority of their reading materials, as many of them come from economically disadvantaged homes.

I love the look of joy when I give a student a book he or she has requested. For many of my students, it is the first time anyone has purchased a book with them specifically in mind. Due to my small budget, I have spent entirely too much of my own money on books for the library, so I am hoping to utilize so that I don't go broke fulfilling my students' reading dreams.

My Project

My elementary students love coming to the library! Not only do we have an improving selection of books, but they have time to explore several different learning experiences. I am implementing centers this year and have gotten some donations (Legos), but need some more supplies in order to have enough high-quality interactive spots.

Many students come from low-income homes and I want to be able to provide items, such as headphones, for all of them to listen to audio books, so students who can't afford such items are not singled out.

I also want to add centers encouraging problem-solving STEM-type challenges, such as Squigz; advance literacy by having small groups playing games such as "Swat a Word" and Boogle; and springboard research projects and increase nonfiction circulation by having students investigate items using magnifying glasses.

I have great visions of students learning the power of teamwork and independence among other important traits for the future during their elementary library time!

Mrs. Skillen
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 375 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Earbuds,Earphones Headphones with Stereo Mic&Remote Noise Isolating headset Control for iPhone iPod iPad Samsung Galaxy S7 S8 and Android Phones-2Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Fat Brain Toys Squigz Limited Edition 24 Piece Set • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Learning Resources Sight Word Swat a Sight Word Game, 114 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Handheld Magnifier (Set of 10) • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Hasbro Boggle Classic Game • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
AmazonBasics 5-Way Multi Headphone Splitter, Lime Green • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend • Amazon Business $2.45 1 $2.45

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