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  • $492 goal

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Ms. Stone
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

It's All Fun And Games Until We Pass 4th Grade

My students need Educational games, 30 subscriptions to Time For Kids magazine, a pencil sharpener and bulletin board supplies (tissue paper and letters) to start the school year.

My Students

What happen to the days of being excited about going to school? It's the opposite for my students, they feel pressure to keep up. Motivating them is challenging with out-dated supplies and textbooks.

I'm looping from 3rd to 4th grade with my class in the fall.

My students are very eager to learn but we lack the resources and funds to make learning fun and engaging. My school is located in a high crime, high poverty area of NYC. Many of my students live or have lived in a shelter. Last Year our school was 10% at or above State Standards in Literacy.

My Project

The Time For Kids subscription is something we will use to help built literacy skills while keeping us up to date with current events. It really makes them feel grown up by reading magazines, and the accompanying resources aid comprehension. We will use the tissue paper to create beautiful 3-D bulletin board frames and of course, a very powerful pencil sharpener for all the writing we will put on our bulletin boards. The educational games will infuse social skills and competition as well as re-enforce content knowledge. Last year I purchased educational board games for fun Friday and it was a great success. This year we have a Smartboard but we don't have games for it and I can't use the games from last year.

4th grade is a benchmark grade.

It's the year that the students should begin to show progress. I feel with all the changes in education, the fun and excitement of learning has been lost and replaced with fear and anxiety. Please help us make it fun again!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME For Kids - Grades 3-4 • Time for Kids $4.88 30 $146.40
SHARPENER PENCIL X-ACTO PROSHARP • School Specialty $94.99 1 $94.99
LL216 - Fishing for Context Clues Whole-Class Partner Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL217 - Riddle of the Sphinx Idioms, Homophones & Figurative Language Whole-Class Partner Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
4IN SELF ADHESIVE LTRS BLACK PACK OF 78 • School Specialty $10.44 2 $20.88
HH599 - Social Studies Quiz Game Show - Gr. 4-6 - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
TISSUE KOLORFAST ASST PACK OF 100 • School Specialty $18.04 1 $18.04
TISSUE KOLORFAST METALLIC LUSTER 20X30 PACK OF 14 • School Specialty $7.88 1 $7.88

Materials cost

$368.16

Vendor shipping charges

$14.18

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$417.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.74

Total project goal

$491.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$491.60

1 Donor

-$491.60

Donations toward project cost

-$417.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.74

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$0.00

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This project will reach 30 students.

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