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

Growing Creative Minds in Kindergaten!

Help me give my students a fun and creative learning environment where they can grow in the areas of community, family, animals, as well as literacy and mathematics!

  • $614 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach kindergarten in a low income title one school. My students are sweet 4 and 5 year olds! They are learning to share and coplay while building their interpersonal skills. We live in a rural tight knit community. I was born and raised in this community and attended this very elementary school. It is a wonderful feeling to instill the same core morals and values to my students that were taught to me. They inspire each other everyday to go out of their comfort zone, to try something new, to learn and to grow!

My Project

In Kindergarten we have unit themes. Each unit we are learning about different things such as, transportation, food, animals, neighborhood, community helpers, and farm! Within these unit we are also building skills in math, literacy, art, and social emotional understanding.

The materials and supplies will help my class have a deeper understanding of these subjects as well as creating a fun learning environment that they will want to return to day after day.

By donating to our classroom, you will be helping young minds grow through creative play and hands on learning. This is important in Kindergarten while they are learning to become students and transition from free play to structured play with an emphasis on building knowledge in specific areas.

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

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Magnet Toys Magnet Building Tiles, 120 PCs 3D Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Educational Toys for Kids Children • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
IQ Toys 40 Piece Complete Pretend Cutting Food Playset For Kids, Variety of 36 Food and 4 Cutting Accessories, Includes A Storage Container • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
Melissa & Doug Wooden Town Play Set With Storage Tray (32 pcs) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Sweet Li'l Family Set of 9 Action Figure Set- Grandpa, Grandma, Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, Toddler, Twin Boy & Girl • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
IRIS 5 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 10 Pack • Amazon Business $29.01 1 $29.01
Kids Scissors 5" - 12 Pack - School Pack Of Scissors For Kids age 3 and up, Assorted Colors (Pointed Tip) • Amazon Business $13.79 2 $27.58
CP Toys Wooden Community Helpers for Block Play / 25 Pc. Set • Amazon Business $26.25 1 $26.25
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack, Clear (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $24.24 1 $24.24
Small World Toys Learning - 5 Senses Lotto Matching Game • Amazon Business $24.10 1 $24.10
Learning Resources Jumbo Farm Animals Set, 7 Pieces • Amazon Business $23.87 1 $23.87
Learning Resources Goodie Games ABC Cookies • Amazon Business $18.36 1 $18.36
Learning Resources Mini Muffin Match Up Counting Toy Set, 77 Pieces • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
U.S. Art Supply 10 Piece Children's No Spill Paint Cups with Colored Lids and 10 Piece Large Round Brush Set with Plastic Handles • Amazon Business $16.96 1 $16.96
Educational Insights Shapes Beanbags • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Bath Toy,39 Piece Magnetic Fishing Toy,Original Color Waterproof Floating Fishing Play Set in Bathtub Pool Bathtime Learning Education Toys For Boys Girls Toddlers,Fishing Game For Kids Party Favors • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Melissa & Doug 20 Wooden Farm Magnets in a Box • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
50 Month-by-Month Draw & Write Prompts: Engaging Reproducibles That Invite Young Learners To Draw & Then Write About Topics They Love…All Year Round! • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
YGDZ Top Quality 12 Pack Early Learning Mini Flower Sponge Painting Brushes Craft Brushes Set for Kids Shipping by FBA • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$443.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$40.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$521.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.96

Total project goal

$613.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$613.09

1 Donor

-$613.09

Donations toward project cost

-$521.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$91.96

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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