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Ms. Slack from Detroit MI is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarten Giddy-Up

Help me give my students a Kindergarten kick-off field day with Chamberlin Pony Rides.

  • $872 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hello! We are a Great Start Readiness Program located in the Southwest community of Detroit. A great majority of our children come from an environment of high risk factors; families who are poverty stricken , have disabilities, a lack of education, and suffer from abuse/ neglect. Every day my kids come eager and willing to capture the skills we are here to provide them, regardless of the language barriers or even the issues faced at home.

A generous amount of students enter this program speaking little to no english; over time, it has become such an inspiring experience to know that we are impacting their lives so much through language.

Since September, we have over 75% of our students who now speak and understand fluent English. As teachers, making friends and understanding different cultures, allows us to see the influences we've had so far.

In our class, we focus a great deal on cultural awareness, how things/people are alike/different, taking care of the environment (plants/animals) and being independent.

Being that our group is so diverse, we want out children to leave this program not only excelling academically but, have the proper intellectual and social skills needed for the future

My Project

I wanted to give the children an exciting end of the year event to give thanks to them and their parents for a great school year. The parents worked hard alongside the teachers to prepare their children for kindergarten. This day is a day to just have fun, a mobile field trip if you will! I want the children to experience wildlife up close and personal, have an experience to ride a real pony (some may never have that experience in their lifetime), enjoy face painting, and learning about different animals. Children can ask questions and enjoy holding small animals.

Ms. Slack
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
Chamberlin Pony Ride & Mobile Petting Zoo $700.00

Visitor cost

$700.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$740.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.68

Total project goal

$871.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$871.18

2 Donors

-$436.00

Donations toward project cost

-$370.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.40

match offer

-$435.18

Match offer toward project cost

-$369.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.28

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$0.00

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