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Mrs. Traffanstedt from Collinsville AL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Light Up Learning in Kindergarten

My students need new manipulatives to spark creativity and hands-on learning opportunities for their growing minds!

  • $955 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a Kindergarten teacher, in a low income/high poverty school district, with 60% of the population being English Language Learners, my students face challenges both in and out of school. Just as they are very diverse in their backgrounds, they are equally as diverse in their learning styles. In a world where they have little choice, my focus is to create a loving, welcoming, kid-friendly environment where they are engaged and have a choice in their own learning!

My Kinderbabies are a very energetic group, of which 65% are Spanish speaking students, who love coming to school and learning new things!

They love to work with their fellow classmates through hands-on activities and also love having a choice in their learning!

My Project

These items for this project will help my students interact with their peers while keeping them engaged! The Tabletop Light Box along with the Discovery Kits, Transparent Blocks, and Shapes will spark their creativity, while they are learning basic skills and standards needed in Kindergarten to build the foundation to become successful. My students are over 65% Hispanic and English Language Learners. Hands-on learning is the best way of reaching every student at his or her level. These manipulatives will promote language development through peer interaction, STEM activities to support math and science education, and most of all, make learning fun. My hope and goal is to get them intrigued and involved in their own education. I’m so excited about the possibilities and watching their imaginations and minds grow while using these materials in my classroom! We will definitely be ‘Lighting Up’ our way of learning this year!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tabletop Light Box • Kaplan Early Learning Company $267.71 1 $267.71
Magna-Tiles(r) 100-Piece Clear Colors Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $107.91 1 $107.91
Light Table Accessory Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.96 1 $50.96
Light Table Discovery Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $43.31 1 $43.31
Transparent Light and Color Blocks (108 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.46 1 $42.46
Discovery Shapes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.46 1 $42.46
STEM Builder Series Build an Animal • Kaplan Early Learning Company $38.21 1 $38.21
Bucket of Transparent Shapes (408 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Transparent Stacking Tower • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Plastic Geoboards (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.76 1 $23.76
Shapes Bean Bags • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
Pet Counters, Set of 72 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Colored Rubber Bands • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.06 1 $5.06

Materials cost

$712.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$58.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$811.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$143.19

Total project goal

$954.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$954.59

6 Donors

-$648.91

Donations toward project cost

-$553.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.84

match offer

-$303.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$258.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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