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Mrs. Walker from Jacksonville FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First-Year Teacher's Kindergarten Classroom

My students need a comfortable carpet, math manipulatives, and science materials.

  • $691 goal

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My Students

Kindergarten students are imaginative, investigative, and at times rambunctious. Their love and desire for learning is transparent. As a first-year teacher beginning in the middle of the year, I will be learning alongside them, soaking in all of the joys of being a kindergarten teacher.

I have a classroom of 16 kindergarten students at a school located in an urban area.

The children have come to me from 5 different kindergarten classes that had been overcrowded throughout the year. As such, we are all new to each other. We were placed in a classroom that had not been used all year, and therefore had nothing in it.

My Project

My students sit on the floor every day for group instruction. The carpet will serve two purposes: comfort and space. For obvious reasons, sitting on a carpet on the floor is significantly more comfortable. Additionally, since kindergartners are still exploring their environments, it is crucial that during instructional time they have a designated spot to call their own. Math manipulatives, like the counters, will help my students gain number sense and have a visual when adding and subtracting numbers. The scientific materials are not something provided by the district, as their main focus is on reading and math. All children need to explore the world around them and begin making sense of it. The flip-book, magazines, and planters will help facilitate this learning in my students.

Any donations to help us purchase a carpet, math manipulatives, and science resources for our classroom would be greatly appreciated.

With these materials, my students will be comfortable in the classroom, have the tools to help them conceptualize numbers, and be free to explore the world around them through hands-on interactions.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT483 - A Place for Everyone Classroom Carpet for 20 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $349.00 1 $349.00
PP906 - Meet the Common Core Math Standards Learning Center - Kindergarten • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
FLIP CHART ALL ABOUT ANIMALS • Frey Scientific $32.36 1 $32.36
Let's Find Out + Science Spin, Kindergarten (min. 5 subscriptions per order) - 32 Issues of Let's Find Out + 8 Issues of Science Spin / Min. 5 Subscriptions / Kindergarten • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $6.24 5 $31.20
KIT VEGGIE AND HERB GARDEN JUMBO • Frey Scientific $22.49 1 $22.49
COUNTING CHIPS TRANSPARENT 6 COLOR SET OF 250 • Frey Scientific $4.07 1 $4.07

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