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Mrs. Griffin from Norwalk CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarten Creativity

My students need construction paper, writing paper, rubber stamps, hanging bags, storage containers, books and cds.

  • $415 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students need to read a level 6 at the end of the year to be on grade level. Some of my students have not yet discovered books that capture their imaginations. This could be the year that magic happens and they fall in love with books and make them lifelong readers.

We are a kindergarten dual language classroom in a public school in Connecticut.

Our students are learning English and Spanish in our program. They are learning to read and write in both languages. Our students are motivated and excited to learn two languages!

My Project

My students would listen to a story at the listening center with a small group of friends. After listening to the story, they would work together to respond to the story as a small group. They would have the opportunity to discuss story elements, retell and ask questions about the story amongst themselves. Then, they would have the opportunity to work together to illustrate the story and change the ending. These skills correspond to the Common Core Curriculum RLK 1, 3, 4 and 7. They would be able to listen, speak, write and color during this activity. They would have the opportunity to work together and produce a project they could present to their friends.

Through these materials and this project, my students will be making judgments, arguments, providing evidence, and justification for their work.

They will be evaluating, questioning, synthesizing and creating a thoughtful response to literature. They will have the opportunity to work in flexible grouping, which will promote collaboration in multiple contexts, peer critique and eventually, collaboration beyond the classroom. If they learn these skills in kindergarten, they will be ready for life.

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Mrs. Griffin
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 48 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR269 - Lakeshore Paper Storage Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 2 $159.98
Smart Start Story Paper - K-1 Level • Nasco $14.95 2 $29.90
Hanging Bags-Pack of 10 • AKJ Books $12.56 2 $25.12
DR501 - Lakeshore Design Rollers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia B • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
FF891 - Lakeshore Kids™ - Computer Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 2 $7.98
CD - Mouse Soup [I Can Read Series, Level 2] Arnold Lobel, Arnold • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Fancy Nancy Poison Ivy Expert Book • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
CD - Mouse Soup [I Can Read Series, Level 2] Arnold Lobel, Arnold • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Harry and the Lady Next Door: (I Can Read Book Series: Level • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
TA51SB - Construction Paper - 12" x 18" - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.29 3 $6.87
TA51LL - Construction Paper - 12" x 18" - Lilac • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.29 3 $6.87
TA51LB - Construction Paper - 12" x 18" - Light Brown • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.29 3 $6.87
TA51MA - Construction Paper - 12" x 18" - Magenta • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.29 3 $6.87
TA51SC - Construction Paper - 12" x 18" - Scarlet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.29 2 $4.58
TA51LG - Construction Paper - 12" x 18" - Light Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.29 2 $4.58

Materials cost

$314.52

Vendor shipping charges

$2.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$352.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.16

Total project goal

$414.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$414.39

4 Donors

-$315.00

Donations toward project cost

-$297.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.25

match offer

-$64.09

Match offer toward project cost

-$54.48

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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