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Mrs. C. from Baltimore MD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Centers Make Learning Fun

Help me give my students dry erase markers, playdoh, and listening materials for a well-rounded experience during literacy center time.

  • $295 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a diverse group of students who are growing up in the tumultuous climate that is plaguing Baltimore and many other areas in this country. Even with all of the stresses that they face, they are still eager to learn and love school. The troubles of the world around them have not discouraged their young minds.

With all they will learn about the world, my students need the right resources to help them to continue to love of learning and desire to change the world.

My Project

Literacy centers allow the kindergarteners in my class to practice the skills that they have been learning in class at their own pace. Since the kindergarteners at my school switch classes like the older students, the materials in the literacy centers do not last as long. Dry erase markers, stamps, playdoh, paper, glue and other creative materials run out quickly when they are being used by 62 students.

Literacy centers are an integral part of learning in Kindergarten because it allows students an opportunity to safely demonstrate their understanding of classroom topics without fear of judgement.

The creative materials in this product will give students a chance to rehearse and expand writing, spelling and fine motor skills. The audio materials (cd player, audio jack splitter, and headphones) will allow students to read and listen to stories to increase their enjoyment of reading.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alphabet Rubber Stamps - 67 Pcs. Set of ABC, Numbers, Emojis w/ Non-Toxic, Washable 3 Color Ink Pad and Carrying Case. Crafts for Children, Teachers and Parents. Fun Travel Toy for Kids. Amazing Gift! • Amazon Business $28.80 1 $28.80
ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers, Bulk Pack of 52 (with Fine Tip), Black Color with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens is perfect for School, Office, or Home • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers, Bulk Pack of 52 (with Chisel Tip), 12 Assorted Colors with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens is perfect for School, Office, or Home • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
AmazonBasics 92 Bright Multipurpose Copy Paper - 8.5 x 11 Inches, 5 Ream Case (2,500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Tanmit 240 Gel Pens Set 120 Colored Gel Pen plus 120 Refills for Adults Coloring Books Drawing Art Markers (No Duplicates) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
GPX PC101B Portable CD Player with Stereo Earbuds • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
AmazonBasics Purple Washable School Glue, Dries Clear, 0.24-oz. Sticks,60-Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
AmazonBasics 5-Way Multi Headphone Splitter, Black • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Roberts Fojjers Special Foldable Over The Head Stereo Dj Headphone 3.5 Mm for Pc Tablet Music Video & All Other Music Players • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Roberts Fojjers Special Foldable Over the Head Stereo Dj Headphone 3.5 Mm for Pc Tablet Music Video & All Other Music Players.. (Yellow) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries (8-Pack) - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$204.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$250.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.12

Total project goal

$294.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$294.16

2 Donors

-$281.66

Donations toward project cost

-$239.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.24

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

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$0.00

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