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Ms. Hatton from Lake Placid FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Year Goals!!

My students need a fun, engaging, and most of all, safe classroom in order to reach their full potential.

  • $744 goal

This project expired on October 25, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first year teacher coming into a low-income, title 1 school. A sad reality for many of the children enrolled in the school is the lack of books at home. It is my personal goal to help foster a love of learning in each student that walks through my door. Having just graduated college, my classroom will be nowhere near sufficient in my eyes. If I do not have a wide variety books, manipulatives, and organizational materials, I do not feel that I will be able to successfully reach each student in my classroom. With your help, I will be able to give my students a large library with a variety of reading levels and topics, furniture to create a reading nook the children will WANT to sit in, and be as prepared as I can be for my first year of teaching.

My Project

By offering my students a fun space for reading, I believe that I will find them wanting to read instead of me having to convince them to read. I do not want to go into my first year of teaching with an "empty" room, I want the parents of my students to see the effort I put into creating the warm, loving, respectful learning environment and hopefully be confident that I will bring that same enthusiasm into the school year. Again, being in a very low-income community, I want my students to WANT to come to school and be excited to learn.

I feel that the supplies, while some are costly, are needed in order to reach each student's interest level and learning style.

The chair bands will be very beneficial for fidgety five and six year olds; they will allow the children to fidget, yet stay on task, which will reduce behavior issues and increase learning.

My experience with young readers is that they love the Biscuit, Pete the Cat, and Little Critter books, which is why a majority of my wish list items are from these book series. The idea in my head for my reading nook is to set up the Big Joe beanbag chairs on the outer edge of the rug facing the bookshelves to help create a separate reading space while being inviting to the students.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Ms. Hatton
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ClosetMaid 1574 Cubeicals Organizer, 6-Cube, Black • Amazon Business $46.83 3 $140.49
Bouncy Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands For Kids With Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration For Students With Autism ADHD SPD, For School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $22.87 2 $45.74
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch (Spicy Lime) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
School Smart Backpack Bears Counters - Set of 300 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Sapphire • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
ETA hand2mind Linking UniLink Cubes (Set of 500) • Amazon Business $34.82 1 $34.82
Ultra Soft 4.5 Cm Thick Indoor Morden Area Rugs Pads, New Arrival Fashion Color [Bedroom] [Livingroom] [Sitting-room] [Rugs] [Blanket] [Footcloth] for Home Decorate. Size: 4 Feet X 5 Feet (Hot pink) • Amazon Business $26.47 1 $26.47
Learning Resources Wooden Pattern Blocks, Set of 250 • Amazon Business $25.04 1 $25.04
ETA hand2mind Foam Two-Color Counters with Storage Tub (Pack of 200) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Learning Advantage 8837 Pattern Block Activity Cards (Pack of 20) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Turtles • AKJ Education $3.99 1 $3.99
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Goes Camping • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Meets the Class Pet • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Bathtime for Biscuit • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit's New Trick • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Loves the Library • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Takes a Walk • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: Going to the Sea Park • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: Just a Little Sick • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Plays Ball • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: The Fall Festival • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit in the Garden • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Wins a Prize • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Too Cool for School • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit's Day at the Farm • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat's Train Trip • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
What a Good Kitty • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: Just a Teacher's Pet • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Just a Kite • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: Just Critters Who Care • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Scat, Cat! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: This Is My Town This is my Town • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter Just a Little Love • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: A Green, Green Garden • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: Snowball Soup • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Axel the Truck: Rocky Road Rocky Road • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Mittens, Where Is Max? • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Finds a Friend • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Follow Me, Mittens • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: Just Helping My Dad • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Happy Halloween, Mittens • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: Just Saving My Money • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Red, White, and Blue: The Story of the American Flag • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Johnny Appleseed • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Bats Creatures of the Night • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Giraffes • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Honeybees • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Butterflies • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Very Lonely Firefly • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Dear Tooth Fairy • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
You Can't Smell a Flower with Your Ear! All About Your Five Senses • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
On a Farm • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: To the Rescue! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit's Big Friend • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Wants to Play • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Splish, Splash! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Visits the Big City • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
How Many Fish? • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
What's That, Mittens? • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Goes to School • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Mittens • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
I See, You Saw • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Thump and Plunk • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit and the Lost Teddy Bear • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit and the Baby • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit and the Little Pup • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$592.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$631.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.49

Total project goal

$743.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$743.24

10 Donors

-$566.94

Donations toward project cost

-$504.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.69

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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