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Ms. Grosse from Oakland CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hey, Focus! .... and Succeed!

Help me give my students materials that will allow them more independence in which they'll learn by self-practice activities.

  • $828 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 1st grade in a French immersion school. They are from diverse backgrounds with various competency levels - some are native speakers, others are just encountering the language. Some of them are going in France for holidays and others are here because their parents believe learning French is a big opportunity for them.

However, all have been extremely eager to practice French in the most interactive way.

Therefore, I'm currently looking into diversifying my lesson plans to accommodate them.

My Project

Active participation and attentiveness for a child means staying focus on new activities and understanding what the teacher wants from them.

My project is helping them to learn by themselves, without them realizing that they are going through a learning process.

This is demonstrated when they are focusing in an activity, being patient, and being independent.

One of my goals as a teacher is instructing my students how to be focused on an activity they are doing; how not to get distracted about what is happening around them. For example, LEGO, puzzles, GeoTix give this opportunity them as they are performing a hands-on activity.

Also, circle time is very good practice for them because they have to stay attentive about what other children are saying and remain patient. To listen and wait for their turn to speak is crucial. Doing that in a welcoming oval carpet will assist them in practicing these skills.

Ms. Grosse
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sunny Day Oval Carpet 6'9" x 9'5" • Kaplan Early Learning Company $263.46 1 $263.46
Creative LEGO Brick Set • LEGO Education $62.95 1 $62.95
AX30 - Lakeshore Dough Assortment Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $56.99 1 $56.99
LA371 - Classroom Clay & Dough Designer Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT758 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit - Pre K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL837 - Geometry Light-Up Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GS364 - Geostix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DA334 - Wooden Pattern Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LA302 - Learn Shapes! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK223 - Ocean Animals Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
TH4530 - Pattern Blocks Design Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK218 - Horses Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$595.31

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$54.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$703.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$124.18

Total project goal

$827.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$827.89

1 Donor

-$827.89

Donations toward project cost

-$703.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$124.18

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$0.00

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