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Ms. Ekins from Salt Lake Cty UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids Who Play Together, Learn Together

Help me give my students more text (that is colorful and exciting) to read at school and home with Scholastic News and cones to play cooperative games together after a school year and a half apart!

  • $346 goal

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My Students

I recently returned to teaching second grade in an urban school.

Despite many challenges, my students come to school each day eager to learn how to learn and drive their own learning.

My students love school because they experience thrilling and motivating educational experiences that simultaneously improve their math, writing, reading, science, and social skills.

This often takes monetary funding I do not have. Unforgettable learning experiences in second grade help my students retain learning in their long-term memories.

My Project

Cooperative play is one of the best ways to help students build positive relationships with one another. When they cooperate and have fun outside the classroom, they have more positive learning experiences together inside the classroom.

This year's students haven't had peer interactions for a year and a half, and they would benefit greatly from playing together.

The cones would offer structure to favorite Kagan Cooperative Learning Silly Sports and Goofy Games activities. I think they would even provide enough structure, the second graders could run games for other students at recess!

In addition to flailing social skills, this year's class is also far behind in their reading skills. The more text we can read together and send home to be read repeatedly, the better readers they will become. Scholastic News is perfect for that because it teaches informational text the kids find exciting! And, it is a newspaper format the students can write on and take home.

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

Equity Focus

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 20 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News®, Grade 1 (min. 20 subscriptions per order) (Digital + Print) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $5.95 30 $178.50
Kuqqi 7 Inch Plastic Agility Cones 20 Pack Set, Sports Soccer Flexible Cone for Training, Party, Activity, Traffic(Multicolor) • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96

Materials cost

$242.46

Vendor shipping charges

$17.85

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$293.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.87

Total project goal

$345.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$345.82

1 Donor

-$345.82

Donations toward project cost

-$293.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.87

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$0.00

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