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Mrs. Eveland from Spokane WA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Groovy Shoelaces in Kindergarten

My students need a variety of shoelace designs to choose from, such as neon, rainbow, and assorted colors, as a reward for learning to tie their shoes independently and a display to recognize their accomplishment.

  • $186 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach full-day kindergarten at an elementary school in Spokane, Washington. Many of my students live in poverty and have experienced trauma. I am challenged with meeting the diverse academic, social and emotional needs of my students.

My kindergarten students are learning to be self-motivated, lifelong learners capable of a variety of skills that are important for future success in school and life.

It is important that my five and six year old students are accomplishing age-appropriate developmental tasks and milestones.

My Project

In kindergarten, we are not only working hard in the content areas but on developmental milestones as well. By reading Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes and creating a Pete the Cat shoe tying display, children will be more motivated to practice and learn to tie their shoes. Providing students with the opportunity to earn shoelaces after being able to successfully tie their shoes independently will create a fun and engaging learning opportunity where students feel motivated and excited to practice this challenging skill.

Shoe tying is an important developmental milestone.

With its ability to teach children to problem solve and to persevere through practice, encouraging independence in self-help skills such as this are an important part of an early learning environment.

Mrs. Eveland
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 80 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes • Amazon Business $12.59 3 $37.77
LUOEM 12 Pairs Rainbow Shoelaces Gradient Colorful Shoe Laces 36" Flat Shoestring for Shoes Sneakers • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
NUOLUX Shoe Laces for Sports Shoes Boots Sneakers Skates Assorted Colors 12 pcs • Amazon Business $7.69 3 $23.07
Neon Shoe Laces - Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Edupress Pete the Cat Groovy Shoes Accents (EP63233) • Amazon Business $4.35 3 $13.05

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