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Ms. Gallego from Anaheim CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learn Through Play & Exploration

Help me give my students more fun activities (blocks, bricks, and storage) to explore and play with when they come back!

  • $411 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am so lucky to be surrounded by a positive, eager to learn, and fun group of students! They make my day so rewarding and full of laughs despite the challenges these students experience in and out of school which is admiring. The group of students I work with have mild/moderate disabilities. We do not look at our 'disability' as a disadvantage or in a negative aspect, but we think of it as superpowers.

No matter what labels these students have and carry, they do not define their good heart, spirit, and mind.

These students are told every day in class to "never give up" and "always think of making the world a better place" because these kind young souls are the upcoming generation of this world and deserve a positive learning experience in their lives.

My Project

Our students range from grades 1st-3rd. At this age, it is best for them to learn through experience and hands-on learning. That is why our students need to be exposed to materials like building blocks and legos to ignite their engineering and designing brain. We also need storage in our room to put all these manipulative in our room. It is difficult to get furniture we like in our classroom and they can be very expensive out of pocket. We like to work and play with manipulatives and materials that stimulate our brain.

These materials will help our students explore the different ways of creatively building, designing, and imaginatively putting creations together in the classroom.

A few of our students enjoy sensory and stimulating learning so these materials will benefit the different ways of learning in the classroom.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina 8-Cubby Storage • Kaplan Early Learning Company $179.96 1 $179.96
Rainbow Blocks(r) - 30 Piece Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $71.96 1 $71.96
LEGO(r) Classic Medium Brick Box (10696) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96

Materials cost

$287.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$348.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.51

Total project goal

$410.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$410.05

3 Donors

-$292.52

Donations toward project cost

-$248.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.88

match offer

-$117.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$99.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.63

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$0.00

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