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Mrs. Jones from Caruthers CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Express Yourself!

My students need a puppet theater, puppets, and art supplies in order to express themselves and increase their language skills at the same time!

  • $708 goal

This project expired on July 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Over 50 percent of our first graders are working on the challenge of mastering English as their second language. Most of our students qualify for free or reduced price meals. In all of my years of teaching, this class holds the record for the number of students who have suffered a traumatic loss in the past year.

These precious children are so full of potential!

They enter our room every day eager to learn. They're engaged, enthusiastic, and ready to have fun!

Reminders trigger tears every week, but these compassionate children support and care for each other. They're not waiting for some elusive future "one day" to change their world.

My Project

The puppet stage and puppets will allow all of my students to express themselves and practice their speaking and language skills in a fun and engaging way. One of our English Learners spoke more in two minutes behind our cardboard (and prone to falling) puppet stage than he did the rest of the day!

Please help us purchase this quality puppet theater and puppets so that we can make this fun learning activity even more exciting!

Visual and performing arts are an important part of all students' education. These materials will benefit a wonderful group of students who are very eager to learn! Thank you!

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

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Activity Birch Hardwood Play Puppet Theater with Dry-Erase Board • Amazon Business $212.41 1 $212.41
Sax Stack-a-Rack Modular Mobile Drying Rack - 17 x 21 x 30 inches - Red • Amazon Business $74.63 1 $74.63
Crayola 53-0525-1 8 Pan Set Washable Watercolors, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $22.12 2 $44.24
Canson Watercolor Paper Bulk Pack, 9"X12" • Amazon Business $16.36 2 $32.72
Arteza KIDS Premium Tempera Paint Set, Flourescent, Dark in the Glow, Glitter, Metallic & Neon Colors (24 Colors x 2 oz each) • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $18.21 1 $18.21
Adorox 12 Pack Assorted Children's Multicolored Aprons smock Art & Craft Painting Cooking Classroom set of 12 • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Melissa & Doug Farm Friends Hand Puppets (Set of 4) - Cow, Horse, Sheep, and Pig • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Melissa & Doug King Puppet With Detachable Wooden Rod for Animated Gestures • Amazon Business $15.43 1 $15.43
Melissa & Doug Jolly Helpers Hand Puppets (Set of 4) - Construction Worker, Doctor, Police Officer, and Firefighter • Amazon Business $15.21 1 $15.21
EXPO 80078 Low-Odor Dry Erase Set, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Piece • Amazon Business $6.92 2 $13.84
Melissa & Doug Fairy Tale Friends Hand Puppets (Set of 4) - Little Red Riding Hood, Wolf, Grandmother, and Woodsman • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
MerryMakers Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Hand Puppet, 14.5-Inch • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
Crayola Ultraclean BL Multicultural Markers (10 Count) • Amazon Business $5.15 2 $10.30

Materials cost

$516.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$47.22

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$600.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.06

Total project goal

$707.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$707.05

1 Donor

-$707.05

Donations toward project cost

-$600.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$106.06

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$0.00

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