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Mrs. Garr from Key West FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Play in K: The Harbinger of Life-Long Learners

My students need art supplies and learning activities, such as construction paper, Bristle Builders, and Build-A-Number Houses, to really make learning come alive!

  • $370 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"What are we making today?" is often exclaimed as my lively kindergarten students burst into our classroom each morning. We are a Title I school with a growing English Language Learner population. Our classroom is lucky enough to have students from Haiti, Cuba, Uzbek, and Russia. Despite the economic challenges my students face at home, they bring an abundance of joy and energy through our door daily.

The JOY of learning RADIATES from these young scholars!

As their teacher, I am tasked with providing them a nurturing, child-centered oasis at school to bring them happiness, meaningful play-based learning opportunities.

Despite the challenge of learning English and the aftermath of a devastating storm, my students are always eager to explore, invent and prove that they are natural-born problem solvers. They thirst for experiences that make them even more engaged. They are loving of each other and are always helping each other strive for excellence. I am blessed with the opportunity to provide this class with creative, active, engaging and quality learning experiences that will help each of them blossom into tomorrow's leaders.

My Project

Having learning games really makes learning to read come alive! Young readers and mathematicians need to get their hands on what they are learning. The Lock and Key numbers will not only help my students learn numbers and number words, but they will be able to develop fine motor skills as well. The Bristle Blocks will make for an engaging STEM activity that my students will be able to show their inner author and write about what they have constructed. The number building blocks will be make learning numbers and develop addition skills while using their hands.

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." This quote from Ben Franklin speaks volumes, especially in the Kindergarten classroom.

My students will enjoy expanding their artistic talents with the wide array of colors of construction paper as they take their learning to the next level.

Mrs. Garr
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DABBERS ASST COLOR CLASSROOM SET OF 25 • School Specialty $62.54 1 $62.54
PP969 - Build-A-Number Houses • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE604 - Lakeshore Big Bubbles Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
DD338 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
RR751 - Bristle Builders® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC127 - Unlock It! Number Match • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
CONST PPR 12X18 FESTIVE REDTRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.89 2 $5.78
CONST PPR 12X18 PUMPKIN TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.89 1 $2.89
CONST PPR 12X18 WHITE TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.89 1 $2.89
CONST PPR 12X18 TURQUOISETRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.89 1 $2.89
CONST PPR 12X18 BLACK TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.89 1 $2.89
CONST PPR 12X18 YELLOW TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.89 1 $2.89
CONST PPR 12X18 SALMON TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.89 1 $2.89
CONST PPR 12X18 FESTIVE GREEN TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.89 1 $2.89
CONST PPR 12X18 LT GREEN TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.89 1 $2.89
CONST PPR 12X18 SKY BLUE TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.89 1 $2.89
CONST PPR 12X18 SCARLET TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.89 1 $2.89
CONST PPR 12X18 BLUE TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.89 1 $2.89
CONST PPR 12X18 ORANGE TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.89 1 $2.89
CONST PPR 12X18 CHARTREUSE TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.89 1 $2.89
CONST PPR 12X18 MAGENTA TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.89 1 $2.89
CONST PPR 12X18 PURPLE TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.89 1 $2.89
CONST PPR 12X18 LILAC TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $2.89 1 $2.89
CONST PPR 9X12 ROYAL BLUE TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $1.47 1 $1.47
CONST PPR 9X12 VIOLET TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $1.47 1 $1.47
CONST PPR 9X12 BR LIME TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $1.47 1 $1.47
CONST PPR 9X12 GRAY TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty $1.47 1 $1.47

Materials cost

$268.39

Vendor shipping charges

$12.04

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$314.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.49

Total project goal

$369.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$369.95

4 Donors

-$369.95

Donations toward project cost

-$314.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.49

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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