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  • $1,273 goal

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Ms. Deegan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Learning Life Skills Through Literacy

Help me give my students high quality literature to scaffold their learning with Tools of the Mind Purposeful Play.

My Students

It has been a year since Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on our city. Some of my students were severely impacted. All have certainly been affected psychologically.

Our classroom is meant to be a place for love, warmth, growth, and achievement in both academics and social skills.

My students are a bright group of early childhood learners fortunate enough to be growing their literacy, STEAM, and social skills through the Tools of the Mind curriculum.

My students are among the youngest children in our school.

They are full of fun, excitement, and determination. Most of the students are raised in at risk low income homes. For many, school is a constant they can count on day in and day out. Many of my students are English Language Learners. As little ones, their world is mostly about what they can see, hear, touch, and even relate to.

My Project

The literacy resources that are being requested will provide pictorial and literacy support to help my students thrive in various purposeful play stations such as a bakery, produce stand, pizza restaurant, and many others.

Hurricane Harvey may have changed my students, but the resilience of children is truly remarkable.

These resources will further solidify recovery and a return to normalcy from the natural disaster by giving the early childhood learners ideas, information, and opportunities to practice real life scenarios they will encounter.

My students need books that help them to understand complex concepts they are not able to fully understand quite yet. The illustrations and text from these ninety+ books will allow them to practice situations adults experience For example the well practice ordering items from a bakery, using chopsticks to eat sushi, flipping pancakes, visiting a farmers market, selecting the toppings on their favorite pizza, and even building a healthy salad.

Purposeful Play is supported by many early childhood experts and scholars. It allows for children to be creative while working through complex situations. The students love it and are learning multiple skills even adults encounter.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pancakes to Parathas: Breakfast Around the World • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Food Truck Fest! • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Nonna's Gnocchi • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Happy Birthday Hamster (Hot Rod Hamster) • Amazon Business $17.27 1 $17.27
Carla's Sandwich • Amazon Business $17.14 1 $17.14
Hello, Hot Dog • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Maple • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
ABC Pasta: An Entertaining Alphabet • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Kikuchi's Sushi • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Splat! • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Jalapeno Bagels • Amazon Business $16.07 1 $16.07
Nonna Tell Me a Story: Lidia's Egg-citing Farm Adventure • Amazon Business $16.02 1 $16.02
If You Give a Dog a Donut • Amazon Business $15.78 1 $15.78
Jampires • Amazon Business $15.32 1 $15.32
Dough Knights and Dragons • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Pizza Day: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $14.82 1 $14.82
Little Mouse's Big Breakfast • Amazon Business $14.82 1 $14.82
Maple & Willow Together • Amazon Business $14.64 1 $14.64
Tyler Makes Spaghetti! (Tyler and Tofu) • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
The Great Pasta Escape • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Piggies in the Kitchen • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
A Day Without Sugar / Un Dia Sin Azucar (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21
Marigold Bakes a Cake • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
A Busy Creature's Day Eating • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
Pizza at Sally's • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
Minette's Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
Maple & Willow's Christmas Tree • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Healthy Foods from A to Z: Comida sana de la A a la Z • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (Pigeon) • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Lorenzo, the Pizza-Loving Lobster • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Don't Eat That • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Every Color Soup • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
If You Give a Mouse a Brownie (If You Give... Books) • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Mr. Crum's Potato Predicament • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
On the Farm, At the Market • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Summer Supper • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Cookies!: An Interactive Recipe Book (Cook In A Book) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Klondike, Do Not Eat Those Cupcakes! • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Maple & Willow Apart • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Llama Llama Yum Yum Yum! • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Gorilla Loves Vanilla • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Doughnut Fix • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Lidia's Family Kitchen: Nonna's Birthday Surprise • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
How It Happens at the Pizza Company • Amazon Business $11.18 1 $11.18
1 Big Salad: A Delicious Counting Book • Amazon Business $11.08 1 $11.08
We ALL Love Pancakes! • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Let's Eat!/A Comer!: Bilingual Spanish-English (My Family: Mi Familia) • Amazon Business $10.10 1 $10.10
Daddy's Sandwich (Ruby Roo) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Tacos!: An Interactive Recipe Book (Cook In A Book) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Tyler Makes Pancakes! (Tyler and Tofu) • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Sam's Sandwich • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
My Favorite Food/ Mi Comida Favorita (Words Are Fun/ Diverpalabras) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
Look, Listen, Taste, Touch, and Smell: Learning About Your Five Senses (The Amazing Body) • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
Mei-Mei's Lucky Birthday Noodles: A Loving Story of Adoption, Chinese Culture and a Special Birthday Treat • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
The Milk Makers (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Pumpkin Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bread Comes to Life: A Garden of Wheat and a Loaf to Eat • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bee-Bim Bop! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Crunch! (Child's Play Library) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From Kernel to Corn (Start to Finish, Second Series: Nature's Cycles) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Apples • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Strega Nona • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Donut Chef • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Thanksgiving Is . . . • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Honey Makers • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ice Cream: The Full Scoop • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From Wheat to Bread (Start to Finish, Second Series: Food) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From Milk to Ice Cream (Start to Finish, Second Series: Food) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pizza Counting • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Cookies? • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
At the Supermarket • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Yum Yum Dim Sum (World Snacks Series) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Food / Mi Comida (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mr. Cookie Baker (Board Book Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mangia! Mangia! (World Snacks Series) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Hola! Jalapeno (World Snacks Series) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
First Book of Sushi (World Snacks Series) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
100 School Days • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Giant Jam Sandwich (Sandpiper Book) (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Eat Your Colors (Rookie Toddler) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Everybody Bakes Bread (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Little Mouse and the Big Cupcake • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Eating (Small World) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Corn • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Food From Farms (World of Farming) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Food From Farms (World of Farming) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Pancakes for Breakfast (Books for Young Learners) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Peg + Cat: The Pizza Problem • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
My Very First Book of Numbers • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Stef Soto, Taco Queen • Amazon Business $5.61 1 $5.61
My Very First Book of Food • Amazon Business $5.52 1 $5.52
Pancakes, Crackers, and Pizza (Rookie Readers: Level B (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise • Amazon Business $4.19 1 $4.19
The Berenstain Bears Go Out to Eat • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Curious George Makes Pancakes • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
Milk: From Cow to Carton (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Book) • Amazon Business $3.82 1 $3.82

Materials cost

$1,035.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,081.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$190.85

Total project goal

$1,272.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,272.33

3 Donors

-$603.08

Donations toward project cost

-$568.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.21

match offer

-$603.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$512.61

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$66.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The Rebuild Texas Fund and 3 other donors.

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