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Mr. Tristman
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Help! My Desks Keep Sliding!

My students need non-skid tips for the feet of their desks, some new Leapster games, a queen puppet, a lock and dry erase markers.

My Students

Our desks just won't stay put! They are constantly sliding out of place and make it hard to move about the rows. Some of our other supplies are getting old and worn out, too!

My students come from a very low income neighborhood in Northern California.

They face all the problems associated with living in poverty from run down and polluted neighborhoods and gang violence to unsafe play areas and limited access to technology and other life enriching experiences. Still, they remain a wonderful group of children who come to school every day excited and ready to work hard and learn. For many of them school is the safest place for them to play, socialize, express themselves and become brilliant thinkers. And while our school remains a little oasis of peace and safety in an otherwise troubled area, we still have struggles to get basic supplies, let alone the types of materials that enrich the learning days for our students.

My Project

I am requesting an assortment of items that will improve our classroom environment and enrich the learning of my students. I have tried many different ways to keep our desks from sliding around the room and nothing else works. So I am requesting non-skid rubber tips to put on the feet of all the desks so our rows stay straight and our walkways stay free of obstructions. I have also requested a "Queen" puppet. We use puppets frequently as part of our reading program, but I currently only have male characters. I want to add a female character and since I have a king it seemed a fitting choice. I have included several Leapfrog Leapster games because they are fantastic and the children love them and learn from them, but I only have one so far. I requested some new dry-erase markers because we use them a lot and they run out quickly. I also added a lock so I can secure all of the wonderful donations I receive through DonorsChoose.

It really is the little things that make our learning days go more smoothly and enrich our lessons.

These items will help keep our room orderly, interesting and engaging and protect the investments so many generous people have made in the education of my students. The difference your generosity makes in the lives of these children is huge, beyond measure.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Protective Leg Tip, Nonskid, Cushioned, Leg Outside Dia. 1-1/4 In., Cap Type Round, Material Rubber, Color Black, Fits Over Round Tubular Metal or Wood Furniture Legs, For Use With Straight or Angled Legs, Package Quantity 24 • Grainger $18.20 3 $54.60
Resettable Combination Lock, Die Cast • Grainger $15.95 1 $15.95
PUPPET PEOPLE QUEEN • School Specialty Inc. $20.89 1 $20.89
MARKER DRY ERASE EXPO LOW ODOR CHISEL ASST PACK OF 16 • School Specialty Inc. $18.90 2 $37.80
LEAPSTER LEARNING GAME: STAR WARS: JEDI MATH • School Specialty Inc. $31.92 1 $31.92
LEAPSTER LEARNING GAME: WALL-E • School Specialty Inc. $31.92 1 $31.92

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This project will reach 20 students.

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