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Ms. Charlier from Lauderhill FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy and STEM Library Adventures!

Help me give my students puppets, books, and a chalkboard for literacy and STEM centers in the library media center.

  • $851 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Being a library media specialist, I get the honor of teaching every grade level in the school. My students range in age from 5 to 12 years old, and every single one of them breathes life into the library media center.

As a Title I school in southern Florida, the vast majority of my students come from low-income households.

Many students are in foster care or are even forced to battle homelessness. These factors, however, have no effect on the positivity and enthusiasm they bring to the media center. My students are eager to innovate and anxious to become better readers. They adore interacting with technology and would love the opportunity to do it more of it. They are creative problem-solvers and lively conversationalists.

I have never laughed or smiled as much as when I'm in the presence of one of my passionate kindergarten classes. I have never pondered a new perspective or been challenged in my ways of thinking as much as when I'm with my inquisitive fifth graders. Each of my 600+ students crafts a distinct identity with their storytelling, information literacy, and digital citizenship - we just need your help to continue our growth!

My Project

To boost literacy and supplement classroom instruction, I will start literacy and STEM centers in the library. Thus far, my efforts have been limited to activities involving basic classroom supplies. I would love to add more hands-on experiences for the scholars! Included in my cart are various reading and phonics games, big books, and interactive story kits for the students to explore with at the tables during checkout time. I have also included an easel and LEGO boards to make a Lego wall, so that the students can respond to engineering challenges!

Giving my students the ability to explore these curricular concepts in an informal setting will help with their confidence and ability to take risks in the classroom.

I hope to provide these budding scholars with not only literacy and problem solving skills, but to continue to show them that reading can be fun and not only associated with testing!

These centers will include reader's theater, story crafting, engineering challenges, and various games for comprehension and word building! The sky is the limit when students starting making curricular connections in a creative, safe space.

Ms. Charlier
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG265X - Let’s Talk! Storytelling Puppets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $189.00 1 $189.00
Vintage Wooden Magnetic A Frame Chalkboard Sign for Sidewalk, Restaurant, Cafe, Bar - 42"x24" by VersaChalk • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
LC441 - Can Do! Reading Literature Game - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
FF525 - Snap-Together Letter Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 with LEGO Classic Creative Supplement 10693 Bundle • Amazon Business $39.98 1 $39.98
BK371 - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Big Book by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.95 1 $27.95
BB109 - Stellaluna Big Book by Janell Cannon • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
Peel-and-Stick Baseplates - Self Adhesive Building Brick Plates - Compatible with All Major Brands - 4 Pack - Green - 10 inch x 10 inch - By Creative QT • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
BK1968 - The Rainbow Fish Big Book by Marcus Pfister • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK472 - If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Big Book by Laura Numeroff • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK338 - The Little Red Hen Big Book by Byron Barton • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK321 - Goodnight Moon Big Book by Margaret Wise Brown • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
JJ728 - Story Wands • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
FF818 - Talk About Text Comprehension Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Learning Resources Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run • Amazon Business $22.64 1 $22.64
Peel-and-Stick Baseplates - 10 Inch x 10 Inch Baseplate - Blue 4 Pack Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
PP844 - Sight-Word Seashell Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$682.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$722.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.52

Total project goal

$850.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$850.14

2 Donors

-$850.14

Donations toward project cost

-$722.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$127.52

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$0.00

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