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Ms. Soto from Denton TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kickstart to Kindergarten!

My students need more literacy resources, pens, and manipulatives for the classroom.

  • $203 goal

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My Students

A majority of my students come from low-income households, a wide range of ethnicities, and a dual language program. Even though they come from hard backgrounds, every day they enter the classroom with their brilliant smiling faces energized, eager, and full of wonder.

They are dreamers, believers, inquirers, debaters; they are the future.

They know more than they realize and already I know they will go far. Scientists, doctors, lawyers, teachers, they each hold a special quality within them that will take them far in life. I find every day that they are the ones inspiring me. It is my goal to do everything I can to help guide and prepare them for the world!

My Project

Last year I transitioned to kindergarten and so I was not sure what to expect. As the year went on, I reflected, made notes of what items would be needed for the following school year: felt pens, more picture books, and bowling pin sets. The resources are needed to help ensure my classroom recieves the best possible learning experiences.

"Kindergarten children are confident in spirit, infinite in resources, and eager to learn, everything is still possible- Robert Fulghum."

It is amazing how many stories are read to and told within a kindergarten classroom. I read through every picture book within our room and need additonal picture book resources. The picture books will be used throughout the day as our class read alouds. As the year goes on, the books are then released to the students to read during, read to self time, and/or during literacy rotations.

It was amazing to see and read kindergarteners at work during our writers workshop. During workshop, students are allowed to use felt pens instead of pencils. It seems that with given this choice, they are more eager to write and/or add more details to their pictures because they are using the felt pen. I am hoping my new group are just as eager to write when using the felt pens this upcoming year.

Kindergarteners love math and it was my goal to figure out other ways to make it even more fun. While learning subtraction, I thought it would be fun for students to play bowling, to practice thier computation, and relate it to a realworld experince.

Ms. Soto
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 22 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Bowling Ball Games Funny Plastics Bowling set Kit Toys Educational Toy Party Favors with 10 Mini Plastic Pins and 2 Balls, Great Gift for Baby Kids Toddlers Boys Girls 2 3 4 5 Years, 12Pcs • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Fiskars 01-005454 Recycled SureCut Trimmer, 12 Inch, Black • Amazon Business $9.66 2 $19.32
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $8.43 2 $16.86
EK Tools Square Punch, 1-Inch, New Package • Amazon Business $15.06 1 $15.06
The Princess and the Pig • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
I Want My Hat Back • Amazon Business $10.03 1 $10.03
Aliens Love Underpants Ready to Read • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
I Broke My Trunk! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
How to Babysit a Grandma • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Fiskars Everywhere Punch Window System Circle Punch Design (5564) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Meridian Electric 11141 10 cm LED Cylinder Tap Light, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $3.84 1 $3.84

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