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Mrs. S. from Washington DC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Having A Whale of A Time

Help me give my students materials for art, fine motor, and social-emotional development.

  • $919 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My pre-kindergarteners are the PRESENT! We all know that the young minds of today will determine the future. I also strive to remember that their present is just as important. Creating an environment that is inviting, engaging and conducive to learning is the ultimate goal!

Our school has a growing population of students who are English Language Learners.

Also, 100% of students receive free meals. Having a literacy-rich environment is essential to their academic success and enables them to feel welcome in the classroom community.

My Project

Hello and Welcome to our classroom! Our mascot is the whale and we are expecting HUGE things from these little scholars! These students are bright and energetic. This list of items will help them to grow as individuals and learn to work cooperatively. We will be able to have an art-integrated classroom as well as have literacy materials to help enrich ELL.

Little people sometimes have BIG feelings and many of the items will help us to learn, process, give guidance and provide tools we can use when this inevitably occurs.

The children can mold play-dough when feeling frustrated. They will be able to manipulate the tools when feeling anxious. We will use the picture books to go along with character-building posters, aids, and lessons to aid students having difficulties and with the This will aid the scholars as they grow and remain lifetime learners.

Along with character education, we have the essentials to develop fine motor skills, build social-emotional growth of every student. choices and independence, along with supplies for our themed centers.

As a brand new teacher to the district, I appreciate your care and contributions to enabling the best education for our special little learners!

Thank you for Whale Watching!


Mrs. S.

Mrs. S.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chairback Buddy - Blue/Red • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.66 20 $233.20
Letter Vests • Kaplan Early Learning Company $47.66 1 $47.66
Pre-Writing Stones • Kaplan Early Learning Company $45.86 1 $45.86
Personalized Dietary Placemats - Blue (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 5 $44.80
The Pencil Griptm Set of 3 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.36 7 $37.52
Time Timer(r) - 120 Minutes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.06 1 $35.06
Watercolor Paper - 9" x 12" • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.55 4 $34.20
Tangle Therapy (Set of 3) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.26 1 $33.26
Career Books - Set of 8 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.66 1 $29.66
I Get Along With Others Book Set - Paperback (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.26 1 $24.26
I'm In Control of Myself Book Set - Paperback (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.26 1 $24.26
I Believe in Myself Book Set - Paperback (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.26 1 $24.26
Magnetic Pocket Chart Squares • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
Purple Glue Sticks (Set of 30) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 2 $17.92
Flip Chart Tablets (24x32) 1 1/2" Rule - White Paper • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 2 $17.92
Kaplan Dough Classic Colors (6 - 1lb. Tubs) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.16 1 $16.16
Kaplan Splash Mat • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.86 1 $9.86

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