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Ms. Ruiz from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy and Math for Preschool!

My students need literacy and math materials as well as sand/water table learning materials.

  • $863 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Head Start program in South Chicago. A majority of our students come from low-income families. Many of my students are also dual language learners. Most of my students join my classroom at just three years of age and stay with us until they transition to kindergarten.

Having the opportunity to watch my students grow, develop new skills, and learn over a two year period is extremely rewarding.

I get to see them come in as shy three's, and walk out as confident five's. Although many of my students come from low-income families, their curiosity, their energy, and their eagerness to come to school to socialize and learn is inspiring!

My Project

Literacy and math area huge part of our preschool days, and the best way to keep my students engaged is to continue to rotate materials for them to explore with. The same is true for extending Learning in our sand and water tables. Unfortunately, at the moment, we don’t have much of a variety and they’re getting bored, even when we rotate materials.

These new items will without a doubt spark new adventures in Learning!

I think they’ll especially enjoy the stand up magnetic wipe and write center. I cannot wait to use this stand during large group gatherings as we talk about letters, numbers, and shapes using the magnetic pattern blocks. All of the activities we’ve been using baking sheets for will now have bigger and new meaning when used on the stand.

The float and find letter bubbles will extend literacy learning in the water table. Children will be encouraged to identify the object and give its beginning sound. They’ll be able to turn the bubble over and see if they are correct. How fun!

The write and wipe boards and magic boards will be placed in our literacy area and will be used for letter formation practice.

We’ll use these materials to rotate and encourage literacy and math learning in all areas of the classroom. With these materials, my preschoolers will have so many more options to explore an learn!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA583 - Stand-Up Magnetic Write & Wipe Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
LL559 - Light Table Pegs & Pegboard - 4 Sets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
PP777 - Create-A-Path Magnetic Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
CS439 - Crazy Shapes Magnetic Building Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
AA322 - Magnetic Alphabet Fishing Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP715X - Mini Magic Boards - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LA585 - Jumbo Magnetic Design Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC742 - Find the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
LL424 - Dishwasher-Safe Round Natural Baskets - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
EE332 - Float & Find Alphabet Bubbles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA628 - Mix & Match Waterfalls - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA328 - Magnetic Lowercase Fishing Letters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL869X - Magnetic Write & Wipe Mini Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 1 $28.99
DD151 - Magnetic Pattern Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 3 $23.97
RR724 - Lakeshore Magnetic Fishing Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC585 - Translucent Pattern Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
LC583 - Translucent Buttons • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
LC587 - Translucent Bugs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$692.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$733.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$129.38

Total project goal

$862.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$862.53

1 Donor

-$431.26

Donations toward project cost

-$366.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.69

match offer

-$431.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$366.58

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.69

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$0.00

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