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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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.

 

Mrs. Armstrong from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping My Hands Busy and My Mind Learning!

Help me give my students some things to help them learn at home while having some fun! Markers, crayons, and sensory beads will help to keep their hands busy and their minds learning!

  • $501 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Welcome to our Pre-K "classroom"! We are a diverse group of learners who were so excited to come to school every day and have new experiences to help us learn. Unfortunately that all came to an end on March 17th when our school closed due to the Corona Virus.

Even from home, we are a blended preschool group, which means that we are a class with a combination of general education and diverse learners.

In our class all students not only learn from the teacher but from one another. They all bring something unique to the class that helped each other learn every day. Now we are doing that from afar.

Our young students learn best through a variety of different activities and we enjoy providing as many different kinds of experiences to them as possible. Our goal is to meet each student at their developmental level and help them learn to love school.

My Project

Many of my students come from low-income households. As with so many families worldwide, this pandemic has been extremely difficult. It has been no different for my 40 students and their families.

I have seen first hand how limited my students' resources are at home and to help them with that, I am asking for help!

Supplying my students with these supplies will help to alleviate some of the obstacles my families face with remote learning with a preschooler. These supplies will not only bring resources to my families, but also a smile to not only their faces but to mine as well!

Mrs. Armstrong
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Armstrong is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ336Z BestBuy BroadTip Markers Set of 12 Student Packs $34.99 3 $104.97
EE175 DesignYourOwn Calendars Set of 15 $29.99 3 $89.97
VR154 Squish Squeeze Sensory Beads $19.99 4 $79.96
VX818 BestBuy Standard Crayons 8Color Box $59.99 1 $59.99
TA60ACX Construction Paper 9 x 12 Case Assorted Colors $54.50 1 $54.50

Materials cost

$389.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$425.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.04

Total project goal

$500.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$500.27

6 Donors

-$402.14

Donations toward project cost

-$341.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.32

match offer

-$98.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$83.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.72

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[471315],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4880956,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/keeping-my-hands-busy-and-my-mind-learni/4880956/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Armstrong","authorIds":{"471315":{"owner":"Mrs. Armstrong","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4880956],"proposalHash":"-2095264062","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-3_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21095047,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":471315,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}