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Ms. Gardner from Novi MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergartners Rock as We Become Readers and Writers

Help me give my students multiple opportunities to become readers and writers with fun, meaningful and engaging practices!

  • $368 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a very diverse community. We are both socioeconomically and culturally diverse. Many of my kinders have not gone to preschool and haven't had many experiences. I LOVE teaching kindergarten because they are so eager to learn and their faces light up with each accomplishment! They love hands-on activities that allow them to explore and become independent problem solvers. We encourage having a growth mindset: learning from our mistakes and don't give up! They are eager to please and still have the love for learning. We work hard to establish a solid foundation! Kindergarten ROCKS!

My Project

Kindergarten is the foundation for our early learners. Since many of my kinder friends have not been to preschool, I need to provide them with a vast array of experiences. It is important to be able to provide them with multiple learning opportunities that are engaging and holds a child's attention. We will utilize the materials in a multitude of settings; whole group, guided groups, partner work, and one-on-one with the teacher. These tools will be used during our reader's and writer's workshops, literacy work stations, guided phonics lessons, as well as our guided reading and writing lessons. Kindergarten children LOVE to learn to read and write because they see that it opens many other learning situations for them.

Ms. Gardner
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
Reusable Dry Erase Pockets (Set of 25) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.46 1 $49.46
Play-Doh(r) School Modeling Compound School Pack (48-Piece Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.56 1 $39.56
Large Gel Writing Boards 8 1/2" x 7" - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
Unifix(r) CVC Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 2 $35.92
Chart Tablet 24" x 16" - White/Ruled • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.36 5 $26.80
Alphabet Fun To Know Puzzles: Uppercase & Lowercase • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.86 2 $19.72
Do-A-Dot Brilliant Art - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.39 1 $14.39
Wikki Stix(r) Alphabet Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 1 $13.46
White Sentence Strips (100 Pack) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $4.46 3 $13.38
Wikki Stix(r) - Primary Colors • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.26 2 $12.52
Gel Writing Boards Stylus (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.86 1 $9.86
CVC Word Building Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.16 1 $7.16

Materials cost

$278.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$312.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.12

Total project goal

$367.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$367.48

1 Donor

-$184.00

Donations toward project cost

-$156.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.60

match offer

-$183.48

Match offer toward project cost

-$155.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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