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Mrs. Mello from Nampa ID is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands on Growing in Kindergarten

Help me give my students the kindergarten learning experience of a lifetime. Students only get one first year of school. I want to make it the most comfortable and exciting time of their lives!

  • $1,060 goal

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My Students

Our school is full of love and passion for learning. . Through the years educators have come and gone and this year we are starting a new evolution of teaching. We are the only school in our district with emotional support dogs. The school centers on the well-being of staff and students and creating a comfortable environment for all.

The students are so excited and eager to take part in such a wonderful learning experience.

My students come in with a love for learning and drive to be the best students they can be.

The students are so compassionate towards one another and so willing to help. In our classroom it is a safe zone. We share our hardships and give are all to be the best we can to one another.

My Project

My classroom philosophy is if you give them the tools, they will learn. I will use these tools to foster independence and social skills. Students can choose an activity to work on independently or with a friend to strengthen their skills.

Students will learn through games, books, and hands-on tools.

Learning should be fun and engaging and in kindergarten we need to keep them coming back for more. Student's will learn how to work together, follow rules, and choose engaging tasks to learn and grow.

Moving from teaching 5th grade, I do not have many primary tools, and I am excited to bring these to my students!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Poly and Bark Trattoria 18 Inch Metal Side Dining Chair and Bar Stool in Aqua (Set of 4) • Amazon Business $97.81 1 $97.81
HP 60 | 2 Ink Cartridges | Black, Tri-color | CC640WN, CC643WN • Amazon Business $48.89 2 $97.78
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $23.94 2 $47.88
SCRIBBLEDO Colored Frame Magnetic Dry Erase White Boards Pack of 10 l 9" X 12" Whiteboard • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Brickyard Building Blocks Building Bricks - 1100 Pieces Toys Bulk Block Set with 154 Roof Pieces, 2 Free Brick Separators, and Reusable Storage Box, Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Building Blocks Set for Preschool, Toddlers and Kids of All Ages STEM Educational Toy • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Amberetech Wooden Toys Hundred Board Montessori 1-100 Consecutive Numbers Wooden Educational Game for Kids with Storage Bag,Size 8.268.26inches • Amazon Business $13.49 2 $26.98
237 Pcs Magnetic Letters and Numbers with Magnetic Board and Storage Box - Uppercase Lowercase Foam Alphabet Letters for Fridge Refrigerator - ABC Magnets for Classroom Kids Learning Spelling • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Sporthomer Air Stability Wobble Cushion, Inflatable Massage Cushion Purple, 34cm/13.4 in Diameter, Including Free Pump/Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc for Therapy, Exercise, Core Training, Seats • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources LER6644 Giant Magnetic Ten-Frame Set, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Sporthomer Balance Disk Balance Cushion, Balance Boards,Wobble Seat,14" Diameter Air Stability Wobble Cushion, Fitness Stability Pad for Chair Physical Therapy Yoga,Rehab,Elementary School (Blue) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Sporthomer Balance Disc - Stability Wobble Cushion - Lumbar Support For Desk and Office Chair, Lower Back Pain Relief and Support - Kid’s Wiggle Seat For Classrooms- Home Gym Workout Equipment – Green • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Sporthomer Inflatable Massage Seat Balance Disk Balance Cushion Air Stability Balance Mat Thick Explosion-Proof Yoga Balance Ball for Workout, Therapy, Fitness,Training Exercise with Hand Pump - Pink • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
GEDIAO Wooden Montessori Math Blocks Number Stacking Learning Toys Kids Preschool Counting, Colorful Wood Board Toy • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Junior Learning CVC Word Strips Educational Action Games • Amazon Business $18.68 1 $18.68
EduKid Toys ABC Magnets - 109 Magnetic Alphabet Letters & Numbers with Take Along Bucket • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Balance Math Game Counting Toy - Monkey Balance Cool Math Game for Girls & Boys | Fun, Educational Children’s Gift & Kids Toy STEM Learning Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $16.90 1 $16.90
Learning Resources Lights and Sounds Buzzers, Game Show and Classroom Buzzers, Set of 4, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $16.60 1 $16.60
Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops, Alphabet Matching & Fine Motor Skills Toy, 26 Double Sided Pieces, Ages 2+ • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Favourde 48 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Eraser Chalkboard Cleansers for Classroom, Home and Office (Green, 1.97 x 1.97 Inch) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Peaceable Kingdom Alphabet Bingo! Letter Learning Game for Kids • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Learning Journey: Match It! Memory - Alphabet - Capital and Lowercase Letter Matching Game with 26 Matching Pairs • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Pendaflex 43-1/2 Hanging File Folder Tabs, 1/3 Tab, 3 1/2 Inch, Clear Tab/White Insert, 25/Pack • Amazon Business $4.49 3 $13.47
Learning Resources Jumbo Tweezers, Sorting & Counting, Toddler Fine Motor Skill Development, Set Of 12 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Base Plates 5"x10" Variety Baseplates for Brick Block Building Compatible all Major Brands Blue and Green Baseboard (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Doorbell, Lovin Product Waterproof Wireless Doorbell Chime Kit with 36 Chimes, Adjustable Volume; 1000feet Operating, with Sound LED Flash Door Bell for Home (1 Receiver x 1 Push Button) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Buytra 10 Pack 11.8" Colorful Dry Erase Circles for Classroom Tables Desk, White Board Marker Removable Vinyl Dot Circle Set Wall Decals for Students, Teachers • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Red Lace, Yellow Lace • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Junior Learning CVC Word Builders Activity Cards • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Peaceable Kingdom Alphabet Go Fish Letter Matching Card Game - 52 Cards with Box • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Folding Step Stool - The Lightweight Step Stool is Sturdy Enough to Support Adults and Safe Enough for Kids. Opens Easy with One Flip. Great for Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom, Kids or Adults. • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics Multipurpose Copy Printer Paper - 96 Bright White, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 1 Ream (500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $9.43 1 $9.43
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Number Slap Jack - a Fun Number Recognition and Counting Card Game – Kids learn Numbers 0-20 While Playing a Fun Game - Perfect for PreK Thru 1st Grade Learners • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
6 Pack Pencil Grips for Kids - Children Pen Grip Hand Writing Help - Assorted Writing Aid Holder Trainer Posture Correction Finger Grippers for Kids Learning to Write Special Needs (Random Colors) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
AmazonBasics AAA 1.5 Volt Performance Alkaline Batteries - Pack of 20 • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48

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