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Mrs. Duffy from Lakewood NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Morning Bins That Excite and Engage All!

Help me give my students creative activities, such as the IQ Builder Set, that will allow them to be excited, engaged, and eager to start each morning.

  • $365 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love coming to school each day and seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter of my students. School is not easy for them, yet as soon as they enter our classroom, they are eager for the day to begin. They know there are expectations to be met, schedules to follow, and lessons to be learned. In addition, they know they will be fed, cared for, and be held accountable for their choices.

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up; the most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."-Thomas Edison

This is the third year we are open as a Charter School. We began as a K-2 school, and as of this year, we are a K-4 school, and we will continue to build onto our school each year. Our student population come from homes that are below the poverty line, where 90% of the families are economically disadvantaged. The majority of our students come from homes where the only language spoken by their parents is Spanish.

My Project

This year I am looking for an alternate to the usual morning worksheets. I am asking for many different activity sets that will challenge them to explore, create, communicate with others to problem solve, while engaging them and getting them excited about their day. Breakfast will move quickly now because they will be motivated to begin with the bins.

Some of the items I have requested: The build & Learn Geometric Shapes Kit, Geostix, and Pattern Blocks, will help prepare and expose the students to our math curriculum, in such a way that they will think they are just playing.

Mrs. Duffy
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of 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
GG458 - Build & Learn Geometric Shapes Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
GS364 - Geostix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Zilpoo 4-Pack Toy Storage Organization Bins with Lids, 10 Quart Stackable Plastic Containers with Clear Cover, School Kids Classroom Closet Covered Toys Cubby Bin • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
DB251 - Playstix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
K'NEX Imagine - Click & Construct Value Building Set - 522Piece - 35 Models - Engineering Educational Toy Building Set • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Multi-Color, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, Multicolor (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
DA363 - Best-Buy Geoboards (9" x 9") - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
DA910 - Plastic Pattern Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Snow Flakes Building Blocks, STEM Toys, Plastic Disc Brain Educational Construction Set for Boys and Girls, 800 Pieces • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
DD908 - Pattern Blocks Activity Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
TH4530 - Pattern Blocks Design Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
DA365 - Extra Rubber Bands • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$275.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$309.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.67

Total project goal

$364.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$364.44

4 Donors

-$220.44

Donations toward project cost

-$187.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.07

match offer

-$144.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$122.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.60

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$0.00

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