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  • $534 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Traffanstedt
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Leaping Through Literacy 1 LeapStart at a Time!

My students need the LeapStart Interactive Learning System to keep them actively engaged while learning essential Kindergarten skills to further their success in school!

My Students

As a Kindergarten teacher, in a low income/high poverty school district, with 60% of the population being English Language Learners, my students face challenges both in and out of school. Just as they are very diverse in their backgrounds, they are equally as diverse in their learning styles. In a world where they have little choice, my focus is to create a loving, welcoming, kid-friendly environment where they are engaged and have a choice in their own learning!

My Kinderbabies are a very energetic group, of which 50% are Spanish speaking students, who love coming to school and learning new things!

They love to work with their fellow classmates through hands-on activities and also love having a choice in their learning!

My Project

In our classroom, station work and centers are crucial for the students to not only practice the skills being taught, but to allow for 1:1 instruction time with me at my table. Guided reading time is essential to developing their literacy skills and keeping them engaged in their independent practice is extremely important.

By donating to our project, you will be helping my students practice their reading skills with hands-on activities while allowing me to focus on increasing their academic achievement!

My students are over 50% English Language Learners. Having the LeapStart Interactive System not only keeps them engaged in their learning, but also builds vocabulary while giving explicit instructions for tasks. The system will be used in a station for the students to work on independently as they rotate through their daily centers. Because the system reads aloud to the students while they are practicing essential Kindergarten skills and standards, it frees me up as a teacher to work with the students in a small group setting.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System, Green, Stylus May Vary • Amazon Business $24.99 3 $74.97
LeapFrog LeapStart Learn To Read Volume 1 • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
LeapFrog LeapStart Level 2 Pre-Kindergarten Activity Book Bundle with Read and Write, Pre-K STEM • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
LeapFrog LeapStart Kindergarten Activity Book: Cook It Up! Math and Logic & Reasoning • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
LeapFrog LeapStart Around Town with PAW Patrol Book • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
LeapFrog LeapStart Moonlight Hero Math with PJ Masks Book • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
LeapFrog LeapStart Preschool Activity Book: Scout & Friends Math and Problem Solving • Amazon Business $9.88 3 $29.64
LeapFrog LeapStart Preschool Activity Book: Shapes and Colors and Creativity • Amazon Business $9.13 3 $27.39
LeapFrog LeapStart Preschool Activity Book: Daily Routines and Health & Wellness • Amazon Business $8.44 3 $25.32
LeapFrog LeapStart Preschool Activity Book: Alphabet Adventures and Music • Amazon Business $8.25 3 $24.75

Materials cost

$385.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$453.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.97

Total project goal

$533.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$533.13

9 Donors

-$266.56

Donations toward project cost

-$226.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.98

match offer

-$266.56

Match offer toward project cost

-$226.58

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.98

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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