You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


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

Full STEAM ahead!

My students need materials that cross all curriculum areas but tie back into science as their foundation.

  • $495 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergarteners are beautiful blank slates and amazing little sponges. They are naturally curious and inquisitive. I am lucky in that I get to help shape their foundation and help ignite their love of learning.

My incoming kinders will get to ask questions, explore, experiment, collaborate, and engineer some pretty awesome things.

They will be the first official group of students to experience all 6 years of their elementary education in a brand new science magnet school.

My students abilities are as diverse as their backgrounds. Last year my classroom was comprised of almost 50% English language learners. I am excited to see how how this new STEAM environment transforms their learning experience and transcends the language barrier!

My Project

Last year was pivotal. I began transitioning my teaching and thinking toward next year's transition to a STEAM (science) magnet school. As soon as I began incorporating daily science, my classroom transformed. Students were fully engaged--they were writing more, collaborating more, and sharing more of what they were learning.

The pre-planning and implementation allowed me to see where my holes were--leveled science books were needed, engineering challenges for fast finishers, and art supplies for a creation station.

An old school, mercury-filled outside thermometer was of no use to students who didn't understand how to read a thermometer. I had plenty of ideas on how to transform their learning environment, but no funds to make it happen. That, hopefully, is where you come in.

Mrs. Kosmatka
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Kosmatka is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magformers Basic Set (62-pieces) Magnetic Building Blocks, Educational Magnetic Tiles, Magnetic Building STEM Toy • Amazon Business $70.99 2 $141.98
AcuRite 02007 Digital Home Weather Station with Morning Noon and Night Precision Forecast, Temperature and Humidity Gauge • Amazon Business $50.12 1 $50.12
Homz Plastic Underbed Storage, Stackable Storage Bins with Blue Latching Handles, 60 Quart, Clear, 2-Pack • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Fiskars 95017197 Children's Blunt Safety Scissors 12 Pack, 5 Inch, Colors Vary • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set - 100 Blocks in 4 Colors and 9 Shapes • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level B: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $17.08 1 $17.08
LEGO Classic Blue Baseplate 10714 Building Kit (1 Piece) • Amazon Business $7.97 2 $15.94
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement • Amazon Business $7.97 2 $15.94
Follow the Directions & Draw It All by Yourself!: 25 Reproducible Lessons That Guide Kids to Draw Adorable Pictures • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
School Smart Spectrum Mosaics - 3/4 inch - Pack of 4000 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Thousand Oaks","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5508629],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3390818,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":24,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Kosmatka","authorIds":{"5508629":{"owner":"Mrs. Kosmatka","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3390818],"proposalHash":"-946233845","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21210532,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTYyNzY3Ng==","NTExNjE2NA==","MjkyODU3NQ=="],"teacherId":5508629,"schoolCounty":"Ventura","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}