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Ms. Pflager from Falls Church VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Me Create A Welcoming, Learner-Centered Kindergarten Classroom!

Help me give my students a comfortable, welcoming, and resourceful Kindergarten classroom that will help inspire a love of learning!

  • $760 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I absolutely loved teaching 3rd grade, but I am thrilled for this new challenge of teaching Kindergarten during the 2021-2022 school year. Kindergarteners are eager to learn, play, and create new relationships. They grow tremendously throughout their first year of school; I can't wait to watch this magic happen!

My school resides in a neighborhood where many of the families are immigrants and speak languages other than English.

Many of the students enter school speaking little to no English, but are excited to learn the language (and teach me about the languages they speak at home and with their families!). Their different cultures help make my classroom a diverse learning space for all. While they all come from very different backgrounds and home lives, they are all the same in their dedication to school and learning.

My Project

I created this project to fulfill the basic needs of a Kindergarten classroom. Kindergarten is many students' first year of formal education, so it is important that I create a positive, inviting experience to ensure students are excited to come back to school the next day... the next week... the next year! 

The items will allow me to create a learner-centered environment for these very deserving students.

I am extremely excited about the age-appropriate read alouds and student books to support students in creating a love for reading. This cart also includes some early Math and Literacy necessities that will be used during small group learning time, such as magnetic letters and foam dice, and items to allow me to create a comfortable and inviting classroom for these students on their first day of school. Lastly, this cart includes some flexible seating options to provide students with choices that will best support their learning needs. I am confident that this cart will allow me to create a learner-centered environment for these very deserving students. 

Ms. Pflager
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cando-30-1951 Donut Exercise, Workout, Core Training, Swiss Stability Ball for Yoga, Pilates and Balance Training in Gym, Office or Classroom. Yellow, 45 cm • Amazon Business $12.75 3 $38.25
My OLi 7" Plush Toys Set Stuffed Animals Bundle of Forest Animal Toys Lion/Elephant/Zebra/Giraffe/Tiger/Leopard Stuffed Animals Pack of 6 for Babies Kids Girls Boys • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Really Good Stuff Stackable Plastic Book and Organizer Bins for Classroom or Home Use – Sturdy Plastic Baskets in Fun Neon Colors (Set of 4) • Amazon Business $26.36 1 $26.36
Secura 60-Minute Visual Timer, Classroom Countdown Clock, Silent Timer for Kids and Adults, Time Management Tool for Teaching (Blue) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Birthdays Around the World • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Feiupe Set of 6 Storage Bin Storage Basket Desk Cabinet Organizer • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Sight Words in a Flash™ Word Walls, Grades K-1 • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Teacher Created Resources (76503) Smart Start K-1 Writing Paper: 360 sheets • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Skylety Happy Birthday Glasses It's My Birthday Funny Hat Glasses Birthday Party Sunglasses Novelty Party Hat Glasses Self Photo Props for Kids Birthday Party Favor • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Sooez Plastic Pencil Box, Large Capacity Pencil Boxes Plastic Boxes with Snap-tight Lid, Office Supplies Storage Organizer Box, Stackable Design and Stylish, Clear, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Trend Enterprises Colorful Crayons Bulletin Board Set, 30 Inches, Set of 21 • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Giant Magnetic Letter Construction, Classroom Accessories, Fine Motor Toy, 21 Pieces, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Carpet Makers 80 PCS - Multicolor Spot Markers for Classroom, Magic Carpet Spots Circles Dots for Kids, Teachers, Preschool and Kindergarten • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Pencil Grip Original, Universal Ergonomic Writing Aid for Righties and Lefties, 12 Count Assorted Colors (TPG-11112) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
High Five • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Lauri Pocket Chart Cards - Alphabet Letters • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Learning Resources Patterned Hand Pointers, Homeschool, Classroom Helper, Assorted Colors, Set of 3, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Schoolgirl Style Decorative Just Teach number Cards Bulletin Board Set (110393),Multi • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Hey, Water! • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Teacher Created Resources Polka Dots Word Wall Bulletin Board (5787) • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Dream Master 5 Pack LED Battery-powered Wireless Night Light Stick Tap Touch Lamp Stick-on Push Light for Closets, Cabinets, Counters, or Utility Rooms,Cordless Touch Light,Batteris Not Included • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
When I Feel Frustrated: (Children's Book About Anger & Frustration Management, Children Books Ages 3 5, Kids, Preschool Books) (Self-Regulation Skills) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Pete the Cat 12-Book Phonics Fun!: Includes 12 Mini-Books Featuring Short and Long Vowel Sounds (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Anpro 120 Pcs Strong Ceramic Industrial Magnets Hobby Craft Magnets-11/16 Inch (18mm) Round Magnet Disc for Refrigerator Button DIY Cup Tiny Magnet Craft Hobbies, Science Projects & School Crafts • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
I Am Stronger Than Anger: Picture Book About Anger Management And Dealing With Kids Emotions And Feelings (Preschool Feelings Book, Self-Regulation Skills) (World of Kids Emotions) • Amazon Business $10.77 1 $10.77
The Emotions Book: A Little Story About Big Emotions (Brave Kids Press) • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
Our Class is a Family • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
Kicko Foam Dice Set - 24 Pack of Assorted Colorful Big Square Blocks - Perfect for Building, Educational Toys, Math Teaching, Pastime, Party Favors and Supplies • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Purple Ladybug Teacher Stickers For Kids Mega Value Pack - 4960 Reward Stickers for Teachers & Incentive Stickers Sheets in Bulk for Classroom & School Use - with Star Stickers & Other styles Stickers • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
2 Packs Pop Fidget Sensory Toys, Autism Special Needs Stress Relief Silicone Pressure Relieving Toys, Round and Square Squeeze Toys for Kids Children Adults (Set of 2) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Adhesive Bulletin Board Border Trim Confetti Border Colorful Dot Border Trim for Confetti-theme Party Classroom Office Chalkboard, 36 ft • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Pink, 2 Pounds • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Learning Resources Sight Word Swat a Sight Word Game, Home School, Visual, Tactile and Auditory Learning, Phonics Games, Easter Gifts for Kids, 114 Pieces, Easter Games, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $9.61 1 $9.61
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Green, 2 Lb • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Black Classic 2" Magnetic Letters (TCR77188) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
M JJYPET Pencil Grips, 8 Packs(4 Types) Pencil Grips for Kids Handwriting, Ergonomic Writing Posture Correction Tool for Children, Kids, Preschoolers, Adults, Lefties or Righties • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
ZONESTA 12 Packs Colorful Sensory Fidget Stretch Toys-Stretchy Strings Stretchy Noodles Fidget Toy for Relaxing Toy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Papercode 12 Strong Scratch-Free Refrigerator Magnet Clips for Organizing & Decorating - Bonus Magnetic Notepad • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Schoolgirl Style Birthday Bulletin Board Set, Just Teach Classroom Decorations, 27 Pieces • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
On the First Day of Kindergarten • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Push Pop Fidget It Toy, Silicone Pop Bubble Sensory Silicone Toy Simple Dimple, Autism Special Needs Stress Reliever, Playing Board Emotion Anxiety Relief Tool for Kids Adults (Square, Pink) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Push and Pop Bubble Fidget Sensory Toy, a Loud Side and a Quiet Side to Pop, Autism ADHD Special Needs Stress Reliever Silicone Squeeze Toy, a Great Way to Relax and Keep Kids Adults Busy, Blue • Amazon Business $5.05 1 $5.05
Bubbles Pop Fidget Sensory Toy, a Quiet Side and a Loud Side to Pop, Autism Special Needs Stress Reliever Silicone Fidget Fun Toy, a Great Way to Relax and Keep Kids Adults Busy, Black Square • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.97 1 $3.97

Materials cost

$596.36

Vendor shipping charges

$10.17

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$645.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$113.91

Total project goal

$759.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$759.39

9 Donors

-$754.98

Donations toward project cost

-$645.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$109.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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