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Ms. Mascola from Jersey City NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Kind in Kindergarten

My students need materials to learn and grow in a developmentally appropriate classroom.

  • $2,322 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergartners are curious adventurers who love to learn through touch, exploration and stories. Many of my "kids" come from single parent homes. My current class have free eligibility for both breakfast and lunch. Living in a "concrete jungle" I feel it is my job to expose them to animals, art, science, social studies, math and literacy in the classroom throughout EVERY day.

Each and every child deserves to find their niche.

This can be through books, music, art, sciences, but without that exposure they will not know where their true passion lies. That is why this is so important for them.

My Project

These materials will make a more developmentally appropriate transition from Pre-K to Kindergarten. This will be a "kind" way of easing children into true school experience.

Many of the materials requested are to enhance fine motor skills.

The blocks will help them build, problem solve and create. These are all important skills while still having fun and being age appropriate. Plus, the storage cabinet in necessary for the blocks to be kept. The carpet wiill be used in the block area so my students are not sitting on the cold floor while building. The literacy puzzles & games will increase letter recognition and sounds. The mobile cabinet will allow for centers to move freely around the room while keeping them in place. The comfy pillows will give the kids a place to relax and read with a buddy or independently.

I’m really excited for the sensory tables. I know they will love using the floating letters in the water table as well as building with the blocks underwater. The sand can be used to hide and trace letters. Helping the kids further their knowledge of letter formation and recognition.

The buttons will be an additional center for math to assist in sorting along with the number sequence puzzles. The dot painters can be used for letter or number recognition as well as for arts and crafts.

All of these items are necessary for a developmentally appropriate Kindergarten and for a successful

year.

Ms. Mascola
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
F250C - Soft Unit Blocks - Universal Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $429.00 1 $429.00
LA202 - Builder Block Set Storage Cabinet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $319.00 1 $319.00
FF348 - Mobile 15-Bin Storage Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
LC862 - Flex-Space Comfy Rectangular Classroom Carpet - 6' x 9' - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
SW418 - 2-Way Sand & Water Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
LC561GR - Giant Comfy Pillow - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LC561BU - Giant Comfy Pillow - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LL565X - Number Sequencing Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
RA478 - Heavy-Duty Rhythm Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LL548 - Translucent Imagination Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
HH746 - Pop & Match Beginning Sounds Game Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
GG368 - Touch & Read Vowel Sounds Match • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE332 - Float & Find Alphabet Bubbles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE290 - Design & Build Water Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EV212 - Regular Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
SW419 - Tops for 2-Way Sand & Water Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC742 - Find the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
AA775 - Button Size-Sorting Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$1,914.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$28.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,973.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$348.28

Total project goal

$2,321.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,321.85

1 Donor

-$2,304.38

Donations toward project cost

-$1,973.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$330.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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