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  • $1,096 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. C.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears

My students need 24 books and puppet sets to retell their favorite childhood stories.

Who doesn't love a fairy tale? My kindergarten class enjoys listening to fairy tales as well as many other classic childhood stories. I teach in an inner-city, high-need community to 30 energetic students. Despite the various challenges many of my students face, classic fairy tales and other stories meet all of their needs.

Unfortunately, many of the children do not have the books at home to read with their families so we read them together at school. We do not have the resources at this time to purchase additional hands-on materials to accompany our books and this is where our donor would help us. Since we have so many various needs, and differentiation is imperative, puppets and props let all of the children act out stories and actively participate.

We need story props to engage and motivate the students to retell the stories we read. It encourages children to actively participate despite their everyday challenges. Many of the students are shy and feel vulnerable during classroom discussions and having the availability of a puppet gives them confidence they otherwise would not have. Students benefit by acting out the characters in the story and bringing the stories to life.

You will make it possible for my students to have hands-on materials they otherwise would not have the opportunity to be engaged with. By donating these puppets and story props my students would have the chance to be a part of literature that others take for granted. Your donation would ensure that my students are guaranteed an opportunity that would not be possible otherwise.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Commotion In The Ocean Book And Puppet Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $55.00 1 $55.00
Rumble In The Jungle Book & Puppet Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $55.00 1 $55.00
Barnyard Book & Puppet Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $55.00 1 $55.00
Fidgety Fish Book and Puppet Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.20 1 $29.20
Smiley Shark Book and Puppet Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.20 1 $29.20
Clumsy Crab Book and Puppet Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $36.94 1 $36.94
Chicka Chicka 1,2,3 Book and Story Props • Kaplan Early Learning Company $41.24 1 $41.24
Sea Turtle And Friends Book Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.06 1 $30.06
Brown Bear Puppet Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.06 1 $30.06
Polar Bear Puppet Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.06 1 $30.06
Mitten Puppet Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.18 1 $23.18
Where The Wild Things Are Learning Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.06 1 $30.06
Monkeys Story Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.96 1 $42.96
Ladybug Learning Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.90 1 $24.90
The Very Lazy Ladybug (Paperback) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.98 1 $5.98
Caterpillar Story Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.10 1 $42.10
If You Give A Pig A Pancake Story Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $40.38 1 $40.38
If You Give A Moose A Muffin Story Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $41.24 1 $41.24
Goodnight Moon Story Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.64 1 $32.64
Five Little Monkeys Books And Finger Puppets • Kaplan Early Learning Company $36.94 1 $36.94
Five Little Monkeys Wash The Car (Paperback) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.12 1 $5.12
Five Little Monkeys Sitting In A Tree (Paperback) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.12 1 $5.12
Umbrella Story Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $36.08 1 $36.08
Dairy of a Worm Story Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.90 1 $24.90

Materials cost

$783.36

Vendor shipping charges

$78.34

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$898.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$197.12

Total project goal

$1,095.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,095.12

1 Donor

-$1,056.47

Donations toward project cost

-$898.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$158.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$38.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 30 students.

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