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Mrs. Balli from Placedo TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fresh Start for a Bright Future!

My students need books, bins to hold the books, stations materials, and a comfy beanbag for their classroom library.

  • $462 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the sweetest little kindergarteners around! They come to school eager and excited to learn! Some of them come from low-income families, some are limited English speakers, and some are gifted and talented, but no matter what they love school and are always ready to learn. This past year has been hard on them due to our school receiving damage from Hurricane Harvey. They were doubled up in one classroom which made it a little cramped and loud but they still worked hard and were ready to move up to first grade by the end of the school year.

Many of my students also come from single-parent homes and unfortunately do not have access to literature and other academic resources.

For some of them, kindergarten is their very first year of school. They often start the year not knowing the names of the colors or the letters of the alphabet. Some do not even know how to write their names or even the first letter of their names. However, as soon as school begins for the year, my students work hard and are like little sponges, soaking up all of the knowledge they can get their hands on!

My Project

Folktales and nursery rhymes are a big part of kindergarten. The books by Paul Galdone will help my children learn concepts such as characters and setting.

My students love our classroom library.

Having a bright, colorful beanbag to enjoy as they read will make learning even more fun! The colorful book bins will also make our little library more appealing. They will also make our classroom more organized and help the children find the books they need.

Little ones benefit from the opportunity to learn in work stations. The magnetic letters and various alphabet activities will make their work stations rich with academic materials!

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC573BU - Flex-Space Big Beanbag Seat - 30" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
Kindergarten Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies Set (12 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $64.20 1 $64.20
Favorite Author Study - Paul Galdone (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.87 1 $35.87
RR543 - The Rainbow Fish Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FA253 - Alphabet Picture Stencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT926BB - Neon Help-Yourself Book Bin - Bright Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 4 $27.96
TT926BL - Neon Help-Yourself Book Bin - Bright Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 4 $27.96
BD297 - Lace-A-Word Lowercase Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
TT729BB - Neon Heavy-Duty Book Bin - Bright Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 2 $17.98
TT729BL - Neon Heavy-Duty Book Bin - Bright Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 2 $17.98
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$356.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$392.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.22

Total project goal

$461.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$461.47

1 Donor

-$230.74

Donations toward project cost

-$196.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.61

match offer

-$230.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$196.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.61

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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