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Ms. Collen from New Orleans LA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need age appropriate materials for the math & manipulative, literacy & writing, science, dramatic play, block, sensory, art and listening centers.

  • $1,080 goal

This project expired on January 1, 2014.

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My Students

My dream is to have a classroom similar to Disney World. Every child would be excited to come each day and will remember the experience forever! In a Pre-K classroom, children need many opportunities to learn by play. A wide variety of materials would be needed to accomplish this goal including books, manipulatives, games and listening centers.

My students are all 4 years old and reside in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Our school is one of the many charter schools trying to make a real difference to the educational system here and one that believes that all children should receive a quality education. Since my Pre-K classroom is part of an LA4 state program, all of my little scholars are low income and have not had many life experiences. Out of my 20 wonderful students, 18 are African American and 2 are English learners, that speak Spanish.

My Project

It has already been proven and documented that the first 5 years of a child's life strongly effects their future learning potential and capabilities. As an early childhood educator for almost 30 years, I think that I have a good idea of how to increase the potential for success in the future of my little learners. Many varied learning experiences and learning centers help to create little scholars who take initiative, are persistent, and can develop strong reasoning, problem solving and creative thinking skills. I am requesting a variety of materials that will inspire all of the fore mentioned skills and will make the learning centers in my classroom rich with individual and small group learning. Donors could help this goal by supporting my idea of making learning an exciting play based experience by providing quality materials for my little learners to explore.

Supporting my project will be ensuring that the scholars in my classroom will be receiving the learning experiences that ALL young children deserve.

Not only will donors be helping the future of young children here in New Orleans, but they will be helping to keep New Orleans one of the best cities in the world!

Ms. Collen
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
K'NEX KID CLASSROOM COLLECTION • Frey Scientific $76.46 1 $76.46
Listening Fun Book and CD Set (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $72.21 1 $72.21
LL600X - 3-D Science Viewers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
Shimmer Shapes Alphabet • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
Classic Read Aloud Book and CD Set (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $54.36 1 $54.36
Eric Carle Paperback Collection (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.26 1 $49.26
INSTRUMENT MUSIC SEA DRUM • Frey Scientific $20.66 1 $20.66
GEARS GEARS GEARS WACKY FACTORY • Frey Scientific $40.46 1 $40.46
CB783 - Listen, Read & Rhyme with Dr. Seuss • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.50 1 $39.50
Colorful Kidfetti (10 lb Bag) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $36.51 1 $36.51
Scents Sort Match-Up Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
EE426 - Say & Play Storytelling Boxes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Shimmer Shapes Geometry • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
A-Z Magnatab • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.61 1 $24.61
Favorite Stories Flannelboard Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $20.36 1 $20.36
Etch A Sketch(r) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.51 1 $19.51
What's in the Cat's Hat Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
EA132 - Monkey Math Balance • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Pet Counters • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
COUNTERS MEASURING WORMS S/72 • Frey Scientific $15.29 1 $15.29
5 Senses Lotto Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.26 1 $15.26
SORTING CIRCLES DESKTOP 20'' DIAMETER SET OF 6 • Frey Scientific $13.19 1 $13.19
Directional Words, Where is Puppy? • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.16 1 $10.16
A to Z Puzzles • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.61 1 $7.61

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