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Mrs. Ramirez-Johnson from Boston MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Reading Units Real

Help me give my students physical items to decorate the class to match the theme of our various reading units.

  • $852 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds and immerse themselves daily in the cultures of their peers through learning two languages (English and Spanish).

Our students strive for academic excellence in both languages in all academic subjects which makes them very unique.

Each child brings something special to the classroom through their experiences and areas of expertise. They make our school an exceptional place to be through their determination to be successful academically while embracing the many cultures that come together within our walls.

My Project

Finding fun and interesting books and curriculum for growing minds isn't always the easiest but currently we have some pretty good books. That being said, providing an engaging learning environment that goes hand in hand with our learning would be the icing on the cake.

Students would greatly benefit from their classroom being transformed into settings from their reading curriculum so that they can be even more excited to read and learn.

If we can bring the classroom to life with different props to match our stories it will make the books that much more engaging. While reading Frindle we can have giant pens hanging from the ceiling, as well as hats with the word Frindle. We can also decorate our classroom like a tropical oasis just as the main character did in his classroom.

During our ecosystems unit, it would be amazing to have different areas of the class represent the various ecosystems we are researching with pictures, animals, plants, etc. These spaces could also be designated work spaces for each group during this unit.

It would also be incredible to have flags of the various Latin American countries that we read about in our We are Latinos unit and also it will help in celebrating the multitude of cultures represented in our classroom.

Lastly, bringing to life the incredible journey and triumphs of Esperanza in Esperanza Rising would be incredible. Students could experience what grape arbors look like, what the various fruits of harvest are, as well as imagine being Esperanza praying for Mama to get well at the washtub grotto.

Never before have students had the opportunity to have their books become real and tangible. This would be the much needed start necessary to give them that experience.

Mrs. Ramirez-Johnson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Molliy 8FT 5pcs Artificial Greenery Chain Grapes Vines Leaves Foliage Simulation Fruits for Home Room Garden Wedding Garland Outside Decoration • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
International Flags, G2PLUS 164 Feet 8.2'' x 5.5'' World Flags, 200 Countries Olympic Flags Pennant Banner for Bar, Party Decorations, Sports Clubs, Grand Opening, Festival Events Celebration • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
SATINIOR 200 Countries Flags International Flags Olympic World Flags Pennant Banner for Bar, Classroom, Olympic Party Decorations, Sports Clubs, International Events Celebration • Amazon Business $18.71 2 $37.42
4E's Novelty Pack of 2 Inflatable Palm Trees, Great for Pool and Beach Party • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Melissa & Doug Glacier Polar Bear Stuffed Animal • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Sea Turtle Swimming Near Coral Reef Photo Art Print Mural Giant Poster 54x36 inch • Amazon Business $25.96 1 $25.96
Colorful Sunset with Saguaro Cactus Sonoran Desert Arizona Photo Art Print Mural Giant Poster 54x36 inch • Amazon Business $25.96 1 $25.96
Attatoy 30-Count Indoor Plush Snowballs, Toy Snowballs for Indoor Play with Drawstring Bag • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
GuCra Artificial Fruit, Fig 10 pcs Pack, Fruit Model, Figs (EX) • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
BigMouth Inc. Giant Inflatable Black Shnoodle Pool Float, Thick Vinyl Noodle, 5' Long Inflated • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Renaissance Collection Joseph's Studio by Roman Exclusive Our Lady of Guadalupe Figurine, 7.25-Inch • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
3 Large Artificial Fish 2018- 12 to 16 in - Premium Quality - Realistic Fake Fish - Best Looking Real Fish Perfect for Food Display or Food Photography Prop - Flexible Foam Material • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Crafts 4 ALL Fabric Markers Permanent 20 Pack Premium Quality Minimal Bleed Bright Dual tip Art Fabric pens Child Safe,Water-Based & Non-Toxic. • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Yangshine Artificial Avocados Prop Decor Fake Lifelike Plastic Green Avocado Fruit Vegetable Home Party Festival Decorations (5pcs) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
JOYIN 38 Pieces Luau Hawaiian Tropical Jungle Party Decoration Set Including 12 13-inch Tropical Palm Simulation Leaves, 24 Silk Hibiscus Flowers, and 2 13.5-inch Tissue Paper Pineapples • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
6 Pieces Inflatable Pink Flamingo Inflatable Flamingo Luau Party Accessories for Hawaiian Party Decoration • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
JEDFORE Fake Fruit Home House Kitchen Party Decoration Simulation Artificial Lifelike Peach 10pcs Set • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Goodpick 2pack Cotton Rope Basket - Woven Storage Basket - 9.8" x 8.7" x 2.8" Small Rope Baskets for Kids Home Decor Toy Basket Organizer - Desk Basket Containers for Jewellery, Keys - Hemp Rope Bowl • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Luyue Artificial Rose Vine Silk Flowers Garland Wedding Flowers Vines Silk Roses Garland for Wedding Decorations (Red) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Gresorth 50pcs Fake Almond Decoration Artificial Nut Home Kitchen Play Food Photography Props • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Gresorth 8pcs Artificial Realistic Brin Plum Fake Fruit Home Party Decoration Food Toy Photography Props Model • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Aurora World Emperor Penguin With Baby, 12-Inches • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Artificial Potatoes Lifelike Fake Potatoes Simulation Vegetable Home Kitchen Decoration 5pcs • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
MyLifeUNIT Artificial Seaweed Water Plants for Aquarium, Plastic Fish Tank Plant Decorations 10 PCS (Green) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Fabric Markers Pens Permanent 24 Colors Fabric Paint Art Markers Set Child Safe & Non-Toxic. Graffiti Fine Tip Minimal Bleed by Crafts 4 ALL • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Gejoy 2 Pieces Money Bags Drawstring Bag Canvas Bag with Dollar Sign Symbol for Toy Favor Bank Robber Themed Party, 30 by 40 cm • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Mayitr 17" Plastic Water Plant for Aquarium Fish Tank Ornament, Rhodo Green • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Mayitr 18" Plastic Water Plant for Aquarium Fish Tank Ornament, Rhodo Red • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Mayitr 18" Plastic Water Aquarium Plants for Underwater Fish Tank Ornament Decorations • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Lechay 3 Pieces Realistic Rubber Snakes in 2 Sizes 52 Inches and 29 Inches, Fake Snake Black Mamba Snake Toys for Garden Props to Scare Birds, Pranks, Halloween Decoration (3 Pieces, 52 Inch, 29 Inch) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Mezly 6pcs Artificial White Onion Large 4.5 inch Plastic Decorative Onions Vegetable Six Pieces • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Mezly Amarillo Papaya Fruit Artificial Realista Simulación Faux Fake Fruit (3 pcs) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Ibnotuiy 4Pcs Plastic Superimposed Garden DIY Mini Climbing Trellis Flower Supports Courtyard Plant Support Dark Green • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Mud Pie Miniature Artificial Weighted Faux Pine Tree, Green • Amazon Business $5.00 2 $10.00
MWOnline Fake Asparagus Artificial Vegetables Simulation Lifelike for Home Kitchen Photo Props Education Party Décor 6PCS • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Uniclife 6 Pcs Glowing Jellyfish Ornament Decoration for Aquarium Fish Tank • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Safari Ltd Wild Safari Wildlife Dromedary Camel • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
JOYIN 12” Rainbow Beach Balls (12 Pack); Inflatable 12pcs Beach Pool Party Toys • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Amscan Green Baseball Hat, Multicolor • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
Papo Wild Animal Kingdom Figure, Fox • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Schleich Moose Bull Figure • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Amscan 397507.22 Blue Baseball Hat, One Size, Multicolor • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Amscan 397507.40 397507.4 Red Baseball Hat, One Size, Multi • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88

Materials cost

$683.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$723.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.72

Total project goal

$851.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$851.46

1 Donor

-$425.73

Donations toward project cost

-$361.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.86

match offer

-$425.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$361.87

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.86

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$0.00

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