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Ms. McClanahan from Sapulpa OK is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students open-ended materials to help them grow and learn including a kitchen door bamboo organizers.

  • $618 goal

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My Students

"Children are not passive absorbers of knowledge; rather, they are active constructors of concepts." ~Bronson and Merryman

I teach twenty, four and five-year-olds.

They are very active, curious, and always eager to see what the day will bring. I also have mainstreamed special education children in my class. Eighty percent of the students at our Title I school qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Our school is located in a high poverty area and we have very few resources. Our school budget was cut again this year.

My Project

Our students need a way to organize their learning materials. By incorporating the learning standard of sorting, our students will be able to use these bamboo trays & wooden bowls to sort a variety of materials. Our children also need art materials such as watercolors and multicultural crayons. and bowls to put these items in. Our classroom is a Reggio inspired space, so the wood textures will add to the natural feel of the room. We also make sure to incorporate art and hands-on opportunities into our lessons so these items will help make that goal possible. Most boxes of crayons only have brown and peach colors. The multicultural set has an array of skin tones perfect for children to add that extra detail to their art. We will also be doing a couple teaching tolerance lessons about skin color. These crayons will be the perfect additional for those lessons. The wooden tea sets will be used for a practical life center. We incorporate Montesori teaching aspects into our classroom so these tea sets will be perfect for teaching children how to set a table and perform a formal social gathering.

Ms. McClanahan
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
YBM HOME Kitchen Drawer Organizer Storage Box Made of Bamboo (6, 6x12x2 inch) • Amazon Business $135.36 1 $135.36
Plan Toy Tea Set(Solid Wood Version) • Amazon Business $25.90 2 $51.80
LC360 - People Colors® Crayon Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 6 $41.94
VR717 - Washable Liquid Watercolors - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
YBM HOME Kitchen Drawer Organizer Storage Box Made of Bamboo (2, 6x12x2 inch) • Amazon Business $36.25 1 $36.25
Innovatronix 4 Pieces Handmade 4 Inches Wooden Acacia Calabash Bowl - Set of 4 Wood Calabash Bowls - FREE 8 Pairs Of Wood Disposable Spoons And Forks | 4x1 Inches • Amazon Business $15.95 2 $31.90
Western Wood Wagon Wheel Wall Decor • Amazon Business $31.85 1 $31.85
DecorRack 2 Glass Oil and Vinegar Dispensers, 6 oz Containers, Brushed Stainless Steel Tops, Durable Glass Body, Cruet Set, Suited for Kitchen, Counter, Table Settings, (2 pack) • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Wellcn Botanical Flowers Kit -French Lavender, Jasmine green tea, Premium Chrysanthemum, Rose Buds & Petals,Great for daily drink and Many Craft Projects-100% Natural No Additives • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
YBM HOME Kitchen Drawer Organizer Storage Box Made of Bamboo (2, 6x9x2 inch) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
YBM Home Kitchen Drawer Organizer Storage Box Made of Bamboo, 6x12x2 Inch 326 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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