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Mrs. Ravare from Los Angeles CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ms. R's Kindergarten Class Journey to SocioEmotional and Academic Success!

My students need sand and water tables to facilitate sensory learning and social-emotional books for them to develop social skills. Research shows that sensory exploration is essential in early childhood education.

  • $589 goal

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My Students

Hello, I am a first-year kindergarten teacher and my kindergarteners are absolutely amazing. They are bright and eager to learn. Over 90% of my students identify as African-American/Black. Many of my students qualify for free/reduced lunch, and my school qualifies for Title 1 funds.

My goal is to ensure that each of my bright, talented kindergarten scholars can excel to reach their fullest potential.

However, financial strains have begun to inhibit the quality of education that I can offer my students. As a first-year teacher and recent college graduate, I have been hard-pressed to purchase all the supplies that would help me to provide the best quality of education for my students. I am hoping this project will make a huge impact on the tools that I can use to further my students' education.

My Project

This project will provide my classroom with a library of socio-emotional read-aloud books, and two sand/water tables for sensory, play-based learning. I have come to learn that socio-emotional education is just as important as academic education. This project will help me to transform my teaching practice so that I can integrate social skills with academic content, fostering the well-being of the whole child.

These social-emotional books will be pivotal in helping my young scholars develop social skills.

The water table, sand table, and other various materials will be essential to my ability to integrate more sensory and play-based learning into our classroom. With these tools, I will be equipped to offer my young scholars a holistic education.

Mrs. Ravare
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 20 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA308 - Giant Economy Sand & Water Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 2 $179.98
LA314 - Top for Giant Economy Sand & Water Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
Be Honest and Tell the Truth (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Reach Out and Give (Learning to Get Along) • Amazon Business $10.51 1 $10.51
Understand and Care (Learning to Get Along, Book 3) • Amazon Business $10.51 1 $10.51
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Listen and Learn • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Be Polite and Kind (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Respect and Take Care of Things (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Know and Follow Rules • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.03 1 $8.03
Making Friends Is an Art! • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Share and Take Turns (Learning to Get Along, Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
Cool Down and Work Through Anger (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $7.42 1 $7.42
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed • Amazon Business $7.24 1 $7.24
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
What If Everybody Did That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Berenstain Bears Show Some Respect (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) • Amazon Business $3.13 1 $3.13

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