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

Let's Live and Love Learning!!

Help me give my students some Phonetic Reading Blocks, books, LEGOS, and LEGO Building Plates so they can explore their creativity and grow their love for learning!

  • $1,340 goal

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My Students

I love my students so much! Despite what they might be dealing with at home, they come to school joyfully, expectant of a great day, and always so eager to help. With them, a little goes a long way. A little kindness and a little positive praise can make such a BIG difference in their little world. They want to succeed at learning and know they are capable.

My students are some of the sweetest kids you will ever meet, but also some of the neediest.

I teach in an area that is of very low socioeconomic status. My students and their families don't have a lot, and because of this, most of my students come to school in need. I can't control the home environment of my students, but I can do my best to control the environment of my classroom. I want to ensure that my students always feel welcome, safe, and excited when they get to school. My desire is to create experiences for my students that will open their eyes to greater opportunities outside of the world they currently know, and I need your help.

My Project

If my project gets funded, it is going to mean something so special for my Kindergarten class. The things I am asking for include teaching manipulatives, books, and toys that are going to enhance my students life here at school, and open their eyes to greater things outside of school. I am requesting some classic story books for Classroom Read Alouds, which is such a special part of our day. I am asking for some Tweezer Tongs to help my students develop their fine motor skills. I am also requesting some hands-on Alphabet and Letter writing activities to help my students have fun learning their ABCs. Who doesn't remember their days in Kindergarten? Those are some of the best days of our lives.

I want every one of my Kindergarten students to not only learn a lot, but I also want them to LOVE coming to school each day!

Kindergarten is the foundation of their academic career where they will develop a love for learning. If my project is fully funded, the materials I have requested are going to help enrich my students learning and help my students feel excited to come to school each day. The STEM Educational Building toys, LEGOS, soft blocks, and Lincoln Logs are special things that most of my students don't have at home, and thus are things they look forward to playing with and exploring while at school.

Play is such an important part of Early Learning Development as it helps with cognitive growth, social development, and physical development. Play also promotes mathematical thinking skills, language development, and helps reduce stress, which is exactly what all students need. I want our classroom to be a place where my students want to be, and a place where they have fun learning.

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

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA374 - Blends & Digraphs Teaching Tubs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LL697 - Trace & Write Alphabet Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 2 $69.98
Creative LEGO Brick Set • LEGO Education $62.95 1 $62.95
LC744 - Write the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
LeapFrog Scribble and Write • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Large DUPLO Building Plates • LEGO Education $41.95 1 $41.95
Dixon Ticonderoga Laddie Tri-Write Triangular Shaped Intermediate #2 Pencils Without Erasers, Box of 36, Yellow (13044) • Amazon Business $13.53 3 $40.59
Whitmor Magazine Storage Desk Organizers - Multicolored (Set of 5) • Amazon Business $12.91 3 $38.73
K'NEX LINCOLN LOGS – 100th Anniversary Tin - 111 All-Wood Pieces – Ages 3+ Construction Education Toy • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
GG369 - Touch & Read CVC Words Match • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Cubbie Lee Premium Wooden Building Blocks Set - 100 pc for Toddlers Preschool Age - Classic Hardwood Plain & Colored Small Wood Block Pieces for Boys & Girls - Classic Build & Play Toy • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
ZZ174 - Stack & Build Soft Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.95 1 $29.95
The Original Montessori Phonetic Reading Blocks - Educational Materials for the Beginning Reader Toddler 3 4 5 6 Year Old - Eco Friendly Wooden CVC Manipulative Toy for Kindergarten Language Learning • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
EXPO 80699 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $13.48 2 $26.96
LL108 - Tweezer Tongs Color Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DE190 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.50 1 $22.50
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24/pk (75847) • Staples Advantage $22.49 1 $22.49
Sharpie Accent tank-Style Highlighters, 12 Fluorescent Green, 12 Fluorescent Blue & 12 Fluorescent Pink, Total of 36 Highlighters • Amazon Business $20.84 1 $20.84
JJ539 - Write & Wipe Alphabet Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • Staples Advantage $9.89 2 $19.78
Sharpie Metallic Fine Point Permanent Markers, Assorted Colors, 6/Pk (2029678) • Staples Advantage $17.09 1 $17.09
TREND enterprises, Inc. Kindergarten Certificate Owl-Stars!, 30 ct • Amazon Business $8.39 2 $16.78
If You Give a Moose a Muffin • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
If You Give a Dog a Donut • Amazon Business $15.87 1 $15.87
HH396 - Tactile Numbers Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
JJ466 - 3-Letter Word Building Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Sharpie Chisel Tip Tank Style Highlighter, Fluorescent Yellow - Pack of 36 (1920938) • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
MengTing Alphabet Letter Word Spelling Game Spell Words Board Game for Kids Preschoolers Learning Great Educational Play Set • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
DB251 - Playstix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.49 1 $12.49
If You Give a Mouse a Brownie (If You Give... Books) • Amazon Business $11.81 1 $11.81
Expo Vis-a-vis Wet-Erase Overhead Markers, Fine Point, Assorted, 8/pk (16078) • Staples Advantage $11.59 1 $11.59
The Learning Journey Match It! - Upper & Lower Case Letters - Self-Correcting Alphabet Matching Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
If You Give a Pig a Pancake • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
RIKKO Rainbow Snow Flakes 300 Discs | STEM Educational Brain Building Toy | Interlocking Plastic Construction Connect Set | Promotes Fine Motor Skills Development - Therapy Tools • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pencil Grips, Firesara 2018 New Original Breakthrough Assorted Writing Aid Grip Trainer Posture Correction Finger Grip for Kids Preschoolers Children Adults Special Needs for Lefties or Righties(4PCS) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Numbers Bingo Game • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose! • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
LL139 - Fine Motor Tweezer Tongs - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99

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