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Mrs. Stiverson from Kansas City MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fuel My Students Love for Learning!

My students need books that fuel their love for reading, they especially enjoy Goosebumps and graphic novels as well as puzzles (and puzzle mats) for educational brain breaks!

  • $274 goal

This project expired on May 3, 2018.

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My Students

In 2017-2018, I will be a second year 4th grade teacher at a charter school in Kansas City. My school is in a rough area of town with 99% free/reduced lunch. Our students have little to nothing at home, so I want to make my classroom as comfortable as possible.

My students have told me things like, I got to sleep in a bed last night, or we do not have electricity because my mom can't pay the bill.

Hearing those things from 4th graders really pulls at my heartstrings and makes me realize why I do what I do.

My Project

I am requesting classroom library books because research is showing that we are killing students love for reading. Yes, my students know what "level" they are reading at. Yes, they meet in small groups and discuss texts that help them grow as a reader. But when it comes to selecting a book from the classroom library for their independent reading, it is close to impossible. But these books don't interest them.

I am also requesting puzzle mats because my students LOVE to do puzzles.

Puzzles provide so many benefits to students, and they love doing them. However, there is nothing worse than starting a puzzle during our brain break time, not finishing, and having to put it back in the box. The puzzle mats are very important so our students can continue to work on the larger puzzles day after day.

Mrs. Stiverson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ravensburger Giant Stow And Go • Amazon Business $18.06 3 $54.18
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $44.91 1 $44.91
RoseArt SuperTip Assorted Color Washable Markers 100-Pack • Amazon Business $15.80 1 $15.80
Melissa & Doug Dinosaurs Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Beautiful Ocean Puzzle, 100-Piece • Amazon Business $10.77 1 $10.77
Buffalo Games - Vivid Collection - Sky Roads - 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
I Survived Collection: Books #1-4 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
McKesson 16-4816 Medi-Pak Adhesive Strip, Performance Fabric, 2" x 3" (2 boxes of 50) • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52
Ravensburger Just Desserts - 500 Piece Puzzle • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
McKesson Performance Bandage Adhesive Fabric Strip, 100 Count (Pack of 2)… • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Melissa & Doug 60 Piece Land of Dinosaurs Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89

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