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Mrs. Sanders-Bruce from Benton Harbor MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Me Tell You a Story!

My students need quality literature and props in order to learn story elements and how to retell stories.

  • $513 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The Preschoolers who bound through our classroom doors come from circumstances which put them at risk for school success, mostly due to low income. They do not often have some of the life experiences of their peers in other communities, but that does not mean that they do not still have the same love of learning and eagerness to meet the academic challenges that all children must face in their young lives.

Our Preschoolers often have had little to no experience with books, blocks, balls, paint or even doodling on paper because their families are focused on the essentials of putting a roof over their heads and food in their tummies~not much is left over to feed their bodies and brains.

When they arrive at our door, it is our responsibility to kick-start their learning experiences, focusing on all of the modalities of learning. The best way to do this is through play, especially play that allows them to plan, create and build. This type of play encourages cooperation, critical thinking skills, problem solving and creativity.

My Project

Quality books and the props used to retell these stories open up storytelling in an invaluable way for young students. Stories "come alive" with quality books and puppets or other props that support the storytelling process.

Puppets also allow stories to jump from the covers of a book to the hands, hearts and heads of students, who are not only then empowered to retell the stories, but also able to use these same puppets to create new stories using these same characters.

This a powerful way to give our youngest learners (who are mostly non-readers) a voice to retell stories and create their own stories.

Mrs. Sanders-Bruce
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG166 - Goldilocks & the Three Bears Storytelling Puppet Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH651 - Mouse Paint Big Book Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH653 - Silly Sally Big Book Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH654 - If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Big Book Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH655 - In the Tall, Tall Grass Big Book Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH657 - The Seals on the Bus Big Book Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH658 - From Caterpillar to Butterfly Big Book Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG264 - Little Red Riding Hood Storytelling Puppet Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$399.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$435.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.93

Total project goal

$512.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$512.85

4 Donors

-$241.96

Donations toward project cost

-$217.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.00

match offer

-$256.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$217.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.46

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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