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Ms. Meloni from Birmingham AL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Kindergarten Fun Again

My students need an Echo Dot and a variety of learning materials for our classroom.

  • $261 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach twenty eager-to-learn kindergarteners in a low socioeconomic school. More than half of my class receives free lunch.

My students show up every day excited to be at school and ready to learn.

Unfortunately, many of them do not have traditional learning materials at home that foster learning through creativity and play. I need your help updating the materials in my classroom. Due to economic strains, our classrooms are suffering. Without your help, it is impossible for me to purchase these things.

My Project

This project will cover a variety of classroom learning experiences, including math and literacy instruction. The dry erase spinner will be used for whole group lessons to practice things like sight words and word families. The library pockets, bulletin board letters, stars, markers, and velcro will be used to improve our calendar board by adding vocabulary and weather sections. The grouping pencils and dry erase dice will be used for math and literacy centers.

I was recently introduced to different ways an Echo Dot can be used in the classroom and am so excited to use it with my students.

The Echo Dot can be used to help students check their work, research a topic, decode a word they are having trouble reading, and spell words that are hard for them. It would only be used for specific learning opportunities, like writing a story or reading with a partner.

Ms. Meloni
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Jumbo Magnetic Spinner • Amazon Business $41.03 1 $41.03
Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Learning Resources Student Grouping Pencils • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Mr. Sketch 1905069 Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $5.22 2 $10.44
Mind Sparks Foam Dry Erase Blocks • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Creative Teaching Press Labels, Dots on Turquoise (4516) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Creative Teaching Press Name Plates, Dots on Turquoise (4521) • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Vkey 500pcs (250 Pair Sets) 3/4" Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White-Delivery By FBA • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Creative Teaching Press Dots on Turquoise 4-Inch Designer Letters (1868) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Creative Teaching Press Dots on Turquoise Jumbo Library Pockets (6778) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Creative Teaching Press Lesson Plan Book Teachers Recorder, 8.5 x 11 (CTP1390) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Carson Dellosa Stars Cut-Outs (120013) • Amazon Business $3.29 2 $6.58

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