You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $433 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Thomas
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

I'm Sensing Great Things.

My students need 2 butterfly gardens and a ladybug land, writing activities and word-of-the-day pockets charts and more! These materials can be used in conjunction with writing,and science lessons to help us be Green.

My Students

I'z gon at the stow. Sounds pretty sad! This is honestly how most of my children speak. Word recognition does not come easy to them because not only have they never seen most of these words, sometimes they have never heard them used correctly before walking into the classroom.

My children live in apartments most of us would not visit with a police escort.

They get their first meals at school, and often the only hug of the day. They have one uniform for 5 days and take pencils and crayons home just so they can finish their homework. There is where the difference lies. They take things home because they want to do their homework. They want to. My students come early and stay late so I can tutor them because for the first time they feel encouraged. They learn English, how to hold scissors, pencils, crayons and they learn paper can be used for more than paper planes. We are at the time of year where I take some children to the next level. I want to fill the room with activities to reinforce basic words, turn them into sentences and into stories. Slow at first, but stories that let them express inner emotions, or allow them to dream. We are also trying to be Green so we want to learn and write about how insects assist us in maintaining greener world

My Project

My children can use the butterfly and ladybug centers to learn and appreciate the life cycle of these insects and how important their existence is in creating a greener environment. We are building a butterfly garden and we would like to watch these insects develop and release them into our garden. We can improve our reading and writing using the writing pockets, read and write word game, roll and write word game, magnetic sight-word sentence board, sight word steps, instant word wall cards, and letter of the day pocket chart. Finally we can't forget those numbers and colors. Having colorful visuals always catch little eyes and after all eyes may be windows to the soul, but more importantly they are the portals to the brain. These items are selected to open the brain and help make a greener environment.

My project is important because due to cutbacks we are not able to study the life cycle of insects this year and without items designed to increase vocabulary my children will continue to be a product of their environment not a leader in their community.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BUTTERFLY GARDEN WITH COUPON FOR LIVE CATERPILLARS- - --*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $19.99 2 $39.98
LADYBUG LAND WITH COUPON FOR LIVE LADYBUGS- - --*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $19.99 1 $19.99
TT804 - Lakeshore Kids™ Photo Nameplates - Set of 36 • Lakeshore Learning $3.99 2 $7.98
GG353 - Lakeshore Color Cards • Lakeshore Learning $7.99 1 $7.99
TT726 - Counting Kids 1-30 • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
RR863 - Days in School Counting Kids • Lakeshore Learning $19.99 1 $19.99
FF521 - Writing Activity Pockets - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
RR207 - Roll & Write Word Game • Lakeshore Learning $19.99 1 $19.99
FF468 - Magnetic Sight-Word Sentence Board • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
GG737 - Sight-Word Steps • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
HH362 - Instant Word Wall Cards • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
DD925 - Letter of the Day Pocket Chart • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
STAFF LINER----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $5.08 1 $5.08

Materials cost

$320.74

Vendor shipping charges

$7.16

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$367.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.89

Total project goal

$432.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$432.60

1 Donor

-$367.71

Donations toward project cost

-$367.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$64.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Oakland Park","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[497098],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":524140,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/im-sensing-great-things/524140/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Thomas","authorIds":{"497098":{"owner":"Ms. Thomas","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[524140],"proposalHash":"-581803091","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-5_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":74282,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":497098,"schoolCounty":"Broward","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}