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Ms. Y. from Santa Monica CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarten Scientists Explore Light Table Play

Help me give my students Magna Tiles, animals and people, numbers and letters for light table explorations.

  • $549 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a busy and diverse group of kindergartners in the Southern California area. Our school is considered high poverty, and many of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. I am fortunate to teach an amazing group of students who are diverse in so many ways. We come from extremely diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Even though we are so different in many ways, we have built an awesome community of learners who thrive and learn together in a cohesive learning environment.

My Project

We are a STEM-focused school and my students love to explore the world around them. We were able to obtain a light table through DonorsChoose.org and would like to add more manipulatives for imaginative play.

Incorporating translucent building materials, numbers and letters, play animals and people for our light table will enhance science, literacy, math, and language skills in a fun and playful ways.

These manipulatives will help in developing cognitive skills as students interact with the materials on the table in ways that encourage them to count, organize, match, and label objects.

As students explore the materials with peers, they will develop imaginative, cooperative, and language skills.

Ms. Y.
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
RR250 - Classic Farm Animal Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG348 - Classic Wild Animal Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
JJ241 - Classic Ocean Animal Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG601 - Classic Forest Animal Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EE579 - Mix & Match Magnetic Families • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC588 - Translucent Letters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 1 $11.99
LC589 - Translucent Numbers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$393.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.04

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$465.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.21

Total project goal

$548.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$548.08

8 Donors

-$396.00

Donations toward project cost

-$355.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.65

Matching donations from our partners

-$130.02

Match offers toward project cost

-$110.52

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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