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Ms. Greenhouse from Hollis NY is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun Bags

The cost of a collection of educational games, including math and reading card games, 20 vinyl zippered bags, and 3 books on tape, is $683, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $683 goal

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I teach at PS 35 in Hollis, Queens, New York. The K-5th grade children who attend my school come from over 35 different countries and many speak another language at home. Like children everywhere, my second graders are eager students, so they want to continue their learning when they are at home. Unfortunately, when many of them go home the only source of stimulation is the tv set. Their parents want their children to continue to learn at home as well, but money and time are very limited resources in their households. Fun Bags are the answer to the children's and parents' desire to learn at home. On weekends and vacations, I send home a bag filled with educational games, flashcards, and books on tape. The children come back to school on Monday and describe how they used the Fun Bags and what they learned. Many children report playing the games with siblings and parents. Fun Bags make learning a family experience. I have filled the Fun Bag with homemade books on tape and supplies purchased from dollar stores. I am writing this proposal because I would like to add higher quality materials to the bags and also to help my fellow second grade teachers set up Fun Bags in their classrooms. I am looking for donations of strong, sturdy bags or backpacks with zippers or buckles that close well. These bags should be large enough to hold books and games. I am also looking for donations of books on tape. Also, I am looking for easily transportable educational games. There are many card games that teach math and reading that would be appropriate for the Fun Bags. Creative games that are resuable and educational are welcome as well. When my students have the choice of watching television or playing with Fun Bags, they choose Fun Bags. Students from other grades have heard about the Fun Bags from friends and relatives and come by my room to ask to borrow them. A long term goal will make Fun Bags available to every child at PS 35. Any donation to the Fun Bag program will be greatly appreciated.

Ms. Greenhouse
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SomeBody Game • Delta Education $24.50 3 $73.50
ALPHA-BUG SOUP WORD GAME • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.95 3 $59.85
24 Games - Addition and Subtraction • Delta Education $19.95 3 $59.85
CARD GAMES • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.95 3 $56.85
Pizza Fraction Fun Game • Delta Education $17.95 3 $53.85
READING GAMES • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.95 3 $35.85
Cam Jansen and Chocolate Fudge • Recorded Books, LLC $11.75 1 $11.75
Horrible Harry Drop of Doom • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Henry and Mudge Bedtime Thumps • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
CLOCKS MIX AND MATCH GAME • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.95 3 $26.85
ZIPPER VINYL BAG 15"X18" • Nasco $4.03 20 $80.60

Materials cost

$480.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$559.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$122.85

Total project goal

$682.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$682.50

2 Donors

-$654.85

Donations toward project cost

-$560.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$94.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.08

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$0.00

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