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Mrs. Kinne from Cornelius NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarten the Way It Should Be... Hands-On!

Help me give my students the hands-on experience of building 3-D shapes, developmentally appropriate writing journals, leveled reading books, and dry erase sleeves to play letter and numeral writing games.

  • $597 goal

This project expired on January 9, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach kindergarten in a public school in North Carolina . There are five Kindergartens in our school. Our school is in an ever growing area with a very diverse population. Our school continues to grow even as we compete with many charter schools. We have a strong character education program that makes our building feel like a big family!

My students are very creative and love to have their hands on the curriculum materials.

My Kindergarteners love to play and learn at the same time. They love to color, draw, build with blocks, LEGOs, and Play-Doh. My students were very excited when they were able to use kid size tweezers to pick up beans and beads to build letters or represents numbers. They love hands-on activities!

My Project

Kindergarten is an amazing time of growth. These little learners begin to see themselves as readers and writers. Kindergarteners begin to create their stories by drawing first. Then they add letters and eventually words. The dry erase pockets, crayons, alphabet stamps, sentence builder game, and the primary journals will give my little learners the structure they need to grow their writing brain! Writing and reading progress are connected. These little learners also need sight words games and leveled books to successfully grow their reading brains!

Kindergarteners should be actively engaged with their curriculum.

The Dive Into Shapes kits will help my students understand and create 3-D shapes which will help them understand the difference between 2-D and 3-D shapes. The magnet kit will help my students understand properties of objects and learn about magnetism. The tens frame game will help students to build their number sense. They will learn what the numerals really represent. Games and educational manipulatives help to make kindergarten a fun place to be while reaching higher standards at the same time. My goal is always to keep the Kindergarten in Kindergarten! It should be hands-on and fun as they are mastering the Kindergarten expectations!

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level E Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $91.38 1 $91.38
Mead Primary Journal Creative Story Tablet, Grades K-2 (09554) 12 Pack • Amazon Business $30.95 2 $61.90
Learning Resources Dive into Shapes! A"Sea" and Build Geometry Set, 129 Pieces • Amazon Business $27.21 2 $54.42
Crayola BIN8038 Crayon Classpack, Large Size, 8 Colors, 400 Count • Amazon Business $46.56 1 $46.56
MARKER DRY-ERASE WITH ERASER CAPS BLACK PACK OF 24 • School Specialty $32.30 1 $32.30
Learning Resources Super Magnet Lab Kit, 124 Pieces • Amazon Business $32.23 1 $32.23
Dry Erase Pockets - Reusable + Oversized - Size 10 X 13 inches - 30 Pockets for Adults and Children - Mixed Colors - Ideal to use at School or at Work • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
ETA hand2mind Ten-Frames Games for Classroom or Home (Ages 5+) • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49
Learning Resources Lowercase Alphabet Stamps • Amazon Business $11.56 2 $23.12
Key Education Sentence Building • Amazon Business $14.96 1 $14.96
Learning Resources Sight Word Swat a Sight Word Game, 114 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Learning Resources I Sea 10! Game • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48

Materials cost

$433.70

Vendor shipping charges

$3.23

State sales tax

$33.83

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.52

Total project goal

$596.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.79

9 Donors

-$403.79

Donations toward project cost

-$343.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.57

match offer

-$193.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$164.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.95

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$0.00

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