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Mrs. Torres from N Charleston SC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Media Center Transitioning to Learning Commons

My students need ANY of the listed items such as bean bag chairs and the Stem Classroom Bundle for our new media center. I will be the new media specialist, and I want to revamp the library into a learning commons with makerspaces and lounge areas.

  • $1,401 goal

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My Students

MH Elementary school is a Title 1 Montessori school in North Charleston, South Carolina. Hursey Elementary is a school-wide Title I school based on our percentage of students on free/reduced lunch. This is a federally funded program. These funds are used to reduce class size and ensure appropriate resources are available to each student. The school has a diverse student body that serves students from Pre-k through eighth grade. There are about 360 students attending Hursey Elementary.

The mission of Malcolm C Hursey Elementary/Middle School is to develop invested relationships between students, staff, families, and the community: to create a child centered, hands on invitational prepared environment where all students are high achievers and act responsibly as global citizens; to learn together in a professional learning community; to provide a positive climate and culture, where respect for self and others through grace and courtesy and a passion for learning are felt, heard and seen.

My Project

My goal is to transition Hursey Elementary's traditional media center into a modern and effectively utilized learning commons that will become the hub of the school!

The materials on this list will allow my students to become 21st century learners.

The furniture will provide a comforting environment that promotes literacy and cooperative learning. I plan to have a children's area and a juvenile/young adult area. The games, arts and craft supplies, puzzles, and blocks will be used in makerspaces, which promote creativity and STEM skills. My students will use these spaces and materials daily to grow academically, socially, and intellectually. Teachers will also be able to use these materials in their own classroom on a daily basis.

Please help me transform Hursey's media common into an amazing learning commons Hursey students deserve! Any supplies on this listed is GREATLY welcomed and appreciated!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Sapphire • Amazon Business $35.00 4 $140.00
Stem Classroom Bundle • AKJ Education $119.99 1 $119.99
Quwei Children Leisure Creative Rolling Bean Bags Sofa Sets (blue) • Amazon Business $39.70 2 $79.40
Classic Building Base Plates 10" x 10" Original Baseplate - Compatible with All Major Brands (6PC Mixed) • Amazon Business $18.70 4 $74.80
Crayola Bulk Markers and Crayons, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $49.33 1 $49.33
Inference - Blue Level - A Reading Comprehension Board Game • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Stem Magnets Activity Set • AKJ Education $34.99 1 $34.99
Dimple Large Building Blocks for Kids (225-Piece Set) Stackable, Multi-Colored, Interlocking Toys Safe, Non-Toxic Plastic Bright Colors, Waterproof Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Jasonwell 133 Pieces Creative Magnetic Building Blocks for Boys Girls Magnetic Tiles Building Set Preschool Educational Construction Kit Magnet Stacking Toys Christmas Gift for Kids Toddlers Children • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Minihorse-Educational Building Toy (76 pieces) with Activities to Learn Math / STEM Concepts Magnetic Blocks Building Set for Kids, Magnetic Tiles Educational Building Construction Toys for Kids • Amazon Business $31.50 1 $31.50
14 - in - 1 Solar Robot • AKJ Education $30.62 1 $30.62
Math Explosion Game • Amazon Business $29.12 1 $29.12
1000 Pieces Building Blocks (Basic Set) • Amazon Business $27.50 1 $27.50
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk, 240 Count Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $27.05 1 $27.05
Kiddy Dough 36 Pack of Color Play Dough - Mega Modeling & Sculpting Playset With 36 Individual 3-Ounce Cans Exclusive Bulk Party Pack - Non Toxic - Conforms to ASTM D4236 • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
Peaceable Kingdom SNUG AS A BUG IN A RUG GAME • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Kids Toys, 500Pcs Snowflakes Connect Interlocking Plastic Discs Early Educational Building Toys, Preschool Games Brain Flakes, Puzzle Blocks Games, Best children's Birthday Gifts for girls boys • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Scholastic Race Across the USA Game • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
Miss Bernard Is A Wild Card! - The My Weird School Game • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Sequence Numbers • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Educational Insights Phonics Dominoes - Blends & Digraphs • Amazon Business $18.59 1 $18.59
Daniel Tiger's Welcome to Mainstreet • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Logic Roots Monkey Fractions Card Game to Introduce Fractions Stem Toy Math Manipulative • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Infantino Sensory Press and Stay Sensory Blocks • Amazon Business $13.32 1 $13.32
Fun With Magnets • AKJ Education $12.78 1 $12.78
I SPY Preschool Game • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Let's Feed The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Korlon 15 Pack Mini Chalkboards Signs with Easel Stand, Wood Rectangle Small Chalkboard Signs Place Cards for Weddings, Parties, Table Numbers, Food Signs and Special Event Decoration • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Kedudes Non-Toxic White Dustless Chalk (12 ct box) and Colored Dustless Chalk (12 ct box) Bundle + Premium Chalkboard Eraser • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Peaceable Kingdom Alphabet Go Fish Letter Matching Card Game - 52 Cards with Box • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kiddy Dough 24-Piece Tools Play Dough & Clay Party Pack w/Animal Shapes – Mega Tool Playset Includes 24 Colorful Cutters, Molds, Rollers & Play Accessories + 2 BONUS Surprise Extruders • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Schoolworks 5 Inch Blunt Kids Scissors, Classpack of 12 (153520-1004) • Amazon Business $9.87 1 $9.87
Ideal Hot Potato Electronic Musical Passing Game • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
U.S.A. Bingo Game • Amazon Business $8.56 1 $8.56
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
4 in a Row,QM-STAR Line Up 4 Game Classic Family 4 in a Row Board Game,Children 's Educational Toys Three-Dimensional 4 Chess for Kids and Family(Blue) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Let's Go Fishin' • Amazon Business $6.67 1 $6.67

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