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Mrs. Szymanski from Nampa ID is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Should Be Fun!

Help me give my students a colorful rug for a comfortable place to sit and a sensory table for a fun place to explore!

  • $993 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2019.

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My Students

My students come from very diverse backgrounds but all have the same desire to learn everything they can to be "brilliant!" They come in each day to my all day, everyday Kindergarten class with a smile and eagerness to learn something new. If you ask them what they want to learn this year, they all say the same thing, "to learn how to read!" I cannot begin to tell you how exciting this is to hear as a teacher.

We all know that reading is one of the foundational skills that is needed to ensure our kids have an opportunity to have a successful future.

Writing, listening, and speaking go hand in hand with reading to help our kids become well rounded individuals and succeed in whatever path they choose in their later lives. I love being a small part of helping them to become a life long learner and instill a love of learning!

The school that I have the pleasure of working at is in Nampa, Idaho. Our school is very diverse with; 26% LEP (limited English proficient), 6% homeless/migrant, 98% of our students who have applied have qualified for free/reduced lunch, and 53% are minority.

My Project

My students will love to sit on a comfy, colorful rug with their own special spaces to practice their phonics and phonemic awareness. This whole class learning time will become that much more special when each student has their own spot to sit on as we practice the skills to become beginning readers. They will also be able to spread out and get comfortable as I read the new books that will not only be entertaining, but teach some valuable lessons!

The sensory table will give my students a fun way to work on fine motor skills as well as helping them to develop language skills!

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wood Designs WD11810 Sand and Water Table with Top/Shelf • Amazon Business $315.29 1 $315.29
Flagship Carpets FE118-44A Dot Spots Seating Rug, Everyone Has a Spot on This Colorful Design, 7'6" x 12' Seats 30, 90" Length, 144" Width, Multi-Color • Amazon Business $266.99 1 $266.99
Dr. Seuss's Second Beginner Book Collection (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $33.78 1 $33.78
Learning Resources Mix And Measure Activity Set, 22 Pieces • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
19 PCs Kids Beach Sand Toys Set with Sand Water Wheel, Beach Molds, Beach Bucket and Beach Shovel Tool Kit, Sandbox Toys for Toddlers • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
When I Grow Up • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Blue • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Giving Tree • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
The Wonderful Things You Will Be • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Unstoppable Me • Amazon Business $9.77 1 $9.77
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Kids Water Beads Sensory Toys: Reusable & Non Toxic Growing Jelly Balls - Educational & Therapy Toy - Safe for Toddlers - 20,000 Colorful Gel Beads • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Harry The Happy Mouse: Teaching children to be kind to each other. • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49

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