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Ms. Nishikawa from Fresno CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Morning Choice Means No More Mundane Morning Work!

My students need a collaborative and engaging way to start their day! WE need games such as Guess Who?, legos and more.

  • $297 goal

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My Students

In addition to the awesome 4th graders I get to teach everyday, I am also our school's softball coach. Each year I get to work with a great group of girls from the 4th-6th grades. They usually come to try-outs not knowing much about the game, with little or no equipment in hand, and by the end of the season they grow tremendously. It's definitely very rewarding to see them take on this new sport and end up loving it so much!

Many of our students have a hard time affording the basic tools needed for the classroom, let alone proper equipment for extra-curricular activities.

Our school does our very best to provide them with those tools and the additional equipment they will need to succeed in school and sports, and I would love to be able to contribute to that!

My Project

When a student wakes up in the morning, they should WANT to come to school...they should CHOOSE to come to school everyday. I would like to introduce my students to Morning Choice. A time where they get to choose from a selection of activities that will elicit excitement, creativity, problem-solving, and collaboration while they complete tasks that promote 21st century skills.

I want to promote teamwork and critical thinking!

In my first years of teaching, I've been guilty of providing my students with some sort of morning work or warm-up worksheet. Half of the time, only half of them are actually getting something out of this work. With Morning Choice the students will choose an activity that they can work together and collaborate on. From STEM activities to artistic expression. Challenging puzzles and games that are fun and yet still stimulating.

I would like to set the tone for the day and establish a positive classroom environment, where my students can be successful in the rest of their day!

Ms. Nishikawa
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Classpack Geoboards, 7 Inches, Set of 10 • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO FRIENDLY Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
DreambuilderToy Lego Compatible Building Bricks 1000 Pieces, More Big Pieces, 10 popular colors, 80 roofs,10x20 pegs baseplate, Doors, Windows and Fences, Compatible to All Major brands • Amazon Business $27.50 1 $27.50
IQ Fit • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game and STEM Toy • Amazon Business $19.59 1 $19.59
HedBanz Game - Edition may vary • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Trouble Game • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Classic Tangoes • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Guess Who? Classic Game • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$200.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.37

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$252.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.49

Total project goal

$296.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$296.61

5 Donors

-$293.79

Donations toward project cost

-$252.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.67

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.82

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$0.00

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