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Mrs. Millis from Redford MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mrs. Millis Is Teaching Kindergarten!

My students need an engaging and creative learning environment to become lifelong learners from the start.

  • $648 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am teaching Kindergarten in a brand new school opening outside Detroit. As a new school, we are fortunate to have a wonderfully enthusiastic staff to create an amazing learning environment for students, but we do not have the funds to make each classroom an equally amazing physical environment.

I want to create an environment where students can learn through play, engage and immerse themselves in learning, and eagerly face challenges with a positive mindset.

I believe the best way to learn is by making it fun, and my students would appreciate any contributions to creating a fantastic learning environment for them!

My Project

There are a few areas I am focusing on in my classroom environment: Engaging Materials and Flexible Seating.

Students in Kindergarten learn through play, and having fun and flexible materials for learning in all subjects ensures engaged learning and exploration.

Center time is crucial in Kindergarten, so math manipulatives, gross motor toys, dramatic play materials, etc are all necessary for learning through play. There is such an emphasis on Math and Science through STEM in today's schools, and having interesting materials to learn and explore with help support the curriculum.

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables with clip boards, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

Mrs. Millis
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Contender C34330F Single Sided Book Display, Assembled • Amazon Business $128.55 1 $128.55
Shagalicious Bedrest, Turquoise • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Brentwood Originals Shagalicious Bedrest, Lime • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
Clipboards (Set of 10) by Office Solutions Direct! Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size clipboard • Amazon Business $17.95 2 $35.90
Teacher Created Resources Foam Base Ten Set (20617) • Amazon Business $15.69 2 $31.38
Peradix Building Toys 111 PCS Flexible Building Sticks Kids STEM Learning Toys Set Educational Activity, DIY Gift Soft Bendable Sculpting Sticks Motor Skill Toys Building Blocks Storage Bag • Amazon Business $27.59 1 $27.59
Brentwood Shagalicious Bedrest, Hot Pink • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Tigerdoe Dress up Clothes - 7 Pc Set - Pretend Play School Set - Career Costume Set - Role Play Costume for Kids - Occupation Costumes • Amazon Business $21.19 1 $21.19
Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set - 100 Blocks in 4 Colors and 9 Shapes • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Plastic Pattern Blocks (Set of 250) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Ashley Productions Daily Objectives Large Magnetic Charts • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
Learning Advantage Double-Sided Geoboard Set - 5 x 5 Grid/12 Pin Circular Array - Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
ETA hand2mind Linking UniLink Cubes (Set of 100) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Learning Advantage 8837 Pattern Block Activity Cards (Pack of 20) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Hygloss Products Colored Bingo Chips - Plastic Color Bingo Supplies Discs For Counting, Game Tokens, Markers - Translucent, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09

Materials cost

$512.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$550.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.16

Total project goal

$647.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$647.71

14 Donors

-$539.50

Donations toward project cost

-$459.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.32

Matching donations from our partners

-$107.50

Match offers toward project cost

-$91.38

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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