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Ms. Van Tuinen from Kentwood MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Tools

Help me give my students whiteboards, erasers, markers, books, and tools to engage in reading activities and math for guided and independent practices.

  • $199 goal

This project expired on January 16, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach first grade at a low income, Title I school in Kentwood, Michigan. Our school provides free or reduced-price​ lunch and breakfast to the majority of our students. Many of my students cannot afford school supplies, so I provide them each year. This gets expensive.

My students are excited about learning; however, I lack the budget and resources required to provide rigorous hands-on learning experiences.

Please help me by donating to my classroom to provide learning materials for my students to use towards their academic development and success.

My Project

My students need whiteboards, markers, and erasers to engage in guided practice and independent practice with both reading and math. Our current boards are all old and cracked and we do not have enough for every student in our class. New tools will allow for all students to engage at their individualized learning level. We also need some new books, laminating sheets, and book character props to engage learners in interactive lessons to make deeper connections. These are great for individualized, whole and small group instructional tools to enforce reading and math practices while engaging students in a variety of ways.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dry Erase Lap Boards Double-Sided for Classroom, Pack of 26, Magicfly 9 x 12 Inches Small Lap Board Portable Classroom Whiteboard with 32 Pens and 26 Erasers for Students, Kids • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Elephant 7" & Piggie 5" Soft Toys • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
AmazonBasics Letter Size Sheets Laminating Pouches 9 x 11.5in, 100-pack • Amazon Business $10.67 2 $21.34
The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School (Gingerbread Man Loose) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $4.95 2 $9.90
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27
There Was An Old Astronaut Who Swallowed the Moon! (There Was an Old Lady [Colandro]) • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
A House for Hermit Crab (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
It Looked Like Spilt Milk • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50

Materials cost

$136.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$168.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.73

Total project goal

$198.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$198.18

2 Donors

-$112.00

Donations toward project cost

-$95.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.80

match offer

-$86.18

Match offer toward project cost

-$73.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.93

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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