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Ms. Johnson from W Sacramento CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Discovery

Help me give my students hands on learning experiences. Items such as the lite brights help develop fine motor skills as we practice sight words.

  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in West Sacramento in a high poverty area. I have a very diverse group of students in my classroom. I have 24 students, 11 girls and 13 boys. Nine of my students are English learners and four different languages are spoken. 96% of my students receive free or reduced lunch. For many of my students their kindergarten year is their first year in a classroom environment.

Despite all of our differences we come together in the classroom as a community that encourages and supports one another.

We work hard from day one to build this community that fosters learning and independence. I find that this type of community helps not only with their social skills but academics as well and caries on with them throughout their educational career.

My Project

My students come to the classroom with very different and unique needs. In order to meet these needs we do a lot of small group work. These materials will help provide independent centers in which students can practice skills we are learning while I am teaching a small group of students.

I work hard to establish a classroom community that encourages working collaboratively and learning through doing.

The materials requested are items that are engaging and fun and are used to make learning memorable. Students will work together as they learn numbers, letters, sounds, and sight words. Many of these materials I adapt to focus on the specific skill the student needs practice with. Wiki sticks and the Mad Matter can not only be used to practice letters but also numbers and sightwords. Giant cards can be used for practicing addition or greater than or less than.

Not only will these materials provide academic learning opportunities but also help my students develop fine motor skills they desperately need.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Basic Fun Lite-Brite Ultimate Classic Toy • Amazon Business $13.89 3 $41.67
WINCOTEK Logarithmic Board Wooden Building Blocks Toy Count Numbers Matching Early Education Teaching Math Toys for Kids • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Dizzy Fun Land Motorized Gears Set, 120 Pieces • Amazon Business $39.35 1 $39.35
LL803 - Beginning Sounds Magnetic Sorting Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LC113 - Letter Crayons Word Building Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT609 - Magnetic Shape Sorting Rods • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD372 - Nuts About Counting! • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Mad Mattr The Ultimate Brick Maker X6 Box Set • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Cardinal Giant Uno Giant Game • Amazon Business $16.27 1 $16.27
AC214 - Wikki Stix Alphabet Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources Jumbo Tweezers Set Of 12 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Mad Mattr Super-Soft Modelling Dough Compound that Never Dries Out, 10 Ounces, Red • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Learning Resources Squeezy Tweezers • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Learning Resources Handy Scoopers • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Sunflower Day Giant 5 x 7 inch Jumbo Playing Cards • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95

Materials cost

$356.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$424.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.99

Total project goal

$499.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$499.92

9 Donors

-$499.92

Donations toward project cost

-$424.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.99

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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