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Mrs. Goodwin from Fort Wayne IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun Activities Spark Learning!

My students need the Spot It game, Geostix, building blocks, and Brain Flakes to help spark their interest while learning basic skills!

  • $533 goal

This project expired on May 21, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is full of 25 energetic five and six year olds. They come to school each day so full of life regardless of what is happening in their home lives. They each possess a remarkable eagerness to learn and come to school so happy! It is such a pleasure to watch them grow and soak everything up!

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."~Nelson Mandela.

Our school is part of the largest urban school district in Indiana, where 100% of our students receive free lunch and breakfast. For most of them school is their safe haven. Most of my students have gone through more in their short lives than you can even imagine. They deserve to come to school, put their worries aside, and learn the basic skills they will need in order to be successful later in life. I may not be able to control their home lives, but I can control their experience during the school day. My wish is to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My Project

These students deserve to be given the best education possible! Not only do my students have tough home lives, but our classroom was created a month into school due to large class sizes. Thus after their first month of school, they had to adjust to a new teacher, classroom, and classmates and enter a room with very few age appropriate materials. With a wide range of resources, I hope to keep students excited about school! This project will help students learn basic reading, writing, and math skills that they will need to be successful throughout life. My goal is for students to love school and develop a hunger to learn.

This project will help reinforce what they are learning and will empower them to be engaged learners.

The alphabet games will help students with letter identification and letter sounds. Students can then use materials such as Unifix Letter Cubes and the CVC manipulative toy to build CVC words. The Spot It game and hundreds board will reinforce math skills like counting and identifying shapes. Students will be encouraged to explore, build, and use their creativity when use the Geostix, building blocks, and Brain Flakes. All the materials will be used in small groups and stations. Therefore, students will also be working on sharing and teamwork.

Young students need multiple opportunities to practice newly learned skills. My students need to see, touch, and manipulate objects to help comprehend and master concepts. These materials will allow them to explore and practice things such as letter identification, letter sounds, building words, and counting. Help me make learning fun and engaging for students who truly deserve it!

Mrs. Goodwin
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC740X - Learning Letters Activity Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP751 - Bridge Building Engineering Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FF468 - Magnetic Sight-Word Sentence Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG441 - Early Comprehension Story Wheels • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA526 - Launch & Learn Alphabet Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF429 - Build-A-Word! Magnet Board - 3-Letter Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
The Original Montessori Phonetic Reading Blocks - Educational Materials for the Beginning Reader Toddler 3 4 5 6 Year Old - Eco Friendly Wooden CVC Manipulative Toy for Kindergarten Language Learning • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
GS364 - Geostix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Crayola 53-0525-1 8 Pan Set Washable Watercolors, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Learning Resources Hundred Number Board, Plastic • Amazon Business $21.66 1 $21.66
Learning Resources Vowel Owls Sorting Set • Amazon Business $19.06 1 $19.06
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Creative Kids Brain Flakes – Large 600 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Safe, Fun, Creative Building – Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls – Recommended Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Learning Resources Sight Word Swat a Sight Word Game, 114 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Junior Learning CVC Word Builders Activity Cards • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Didax Educational Resources CVC Unifix Letter Cubes (Set of 90) • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
Spot It! Numbers and Shapes • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Alphabet Slap Jack, a 4-in-1 ABC Letter Learning Card Game (Slap Jack, Go Fish, Letter Flash Cards, and Other Fun Preschool Alphabet Learning Games) • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75

Materials cost

$416.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$452.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.81

Total project goal

$532.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$532.08

10 Donors

-$414.34

Donations toward project cost

-$358.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.57

match offer

-$110.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$93.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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