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Mrs. Severson from Pauma Valley CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Beginnings for My TK/Kinders!

My students need supplies to create Morning Binders, picture cards to help develop vocabulary, and toys for Dramatic Play centers.

  • $556 goal

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My Students

Our school is a rural TK-8 school with an enrollment of 220 students. Most of our students enter TK or Kindergarten without having any school experience. Some come to school with little exposure to books, writing, or oral language. 80% of our students receive Free and Reduced-Price Lunch.

My goal is to provide a fun, safe, and caring environment for these new, excited learners.

I cannot wait to introduce them to the wonderful world around them and all there is to learn.

My Project

I am opening up a new TK/Kindergarten classroom, so I am in need of basic materials and play items. First, I'd like to create Morning Binders to help with our morning routine and learning. Next, I want to build a large picture resource for my little ones and English learners. Finally, TK/Kinders need to play. I'd like to provide safe and constructive dramatic play centers.

By donating to this TK/Kinder project, I will be able to provide a fun, safe, and caring environment for my new, excited learners.

I have been teaching for 19 years but in the upper grades. This is my first experience with such young students. Starting the year with a solid morning routine is a must. The 3-ring binders, heavy duty sheet protectors, Velcro dots and strips, and the Magic erasers will be used for my Good Morning Binders. My TK/Kinders will need lots of picture vocabulary cards to sort, put into categories, and use for writing. That is why I have included many sets of picture vocabulary cards on my wish list. Having fun, safe, dramatic play centers will be a highlight in the classroom. I would love to add the extra large city life rug to their free play area for cars and learning about a neighborhood and fill their kitchen with foods, dishes, and cooking utensils. I want our classroom to be fun and inviting, so they'll want to come to school and be ready to learn.

Mrs. Severson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsill Heavyweight Non-Glare Sheet Protectors, Box of 200 Plastic Page Protectors, Acid Free / Archival Safe, Top Load 8.5 x 11 Inches • Amazon Business $16.95 3 $50.85
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Cardinal Economy 1" Round-Ring Presentation View Binders, 3-Ring Binder, Holds 225 Sheets, Nonstick Poly Material, PVC-Free, White, 4-Pack (79510) • Amazon Business $9.69 5 $48.45
Extra Large 79" x 40"! Kids Carpet Playmat Rug City Life -Great For Playing With Cars & Toys - Play Safe Learn Educational & Have Fun -Ideal Gift For Children Baby Bedroom Play Room Game Play Mat Area • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Big Mo's Toys 46 Piece Toy Tool Box and Kid's Tool Kit – Includes Drill, Hammer, Saw, Tri Level Case and Many Construction and Building Tools and Accessories • Amazon Business $26.22 1 $26.22
Kidzlane Durable Kids Play Dishes - Pretend Play Childrens Dish Set - 29 Piece with Drainer • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Mommy Please Set for Kids & Toy Food for Pretend Play-Huge 125 Piece Kitchen Childrens Educational Toys for Toddlers Inspires Imagination-Fake Plastic Cooking • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
Play Circle by Battat Home Neat Home Vacuum Set – 2-in-1 Colorful Toy Vacuum Set – Toy Cleaning Set for Toddlers Age 3 Years and Up • Amazon Business $23.75 1 $23.75
Learning Resources Basic Vocabulary Photo Cards • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
Hot Wheels 20 Car Gift Pack (Styles May Vary) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Meiho Lives 500pcs(250 Pairs) Diameter Sticky Back Hook & Loop Dots(0.78In) + 2 Rolls Sticky Hook and Loop Tape(0.78In × 16.4Ft), White Nylon Self Adhesive Dots and Tapes Fabric Fastener • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Picture My Picture Go Together Flash Cards: 40 Association Language Photo Cards • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Picture My Picture Categories Flash Cards: 40 Language Photo Cards • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Verbs Flash Cards: 40 Action Language Photo Cards • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Cooking Set • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
(20 Pack) Extra Large Magic Cleaning Eraser Sponge - 2x Thick, 2x Longer Lasting Melamine Foam Sponges in Bulk - Multi-Purpose Power Bath Scrubber - Bathroom, Kitchen, Floor, Baseboard, Wall Cleaner • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

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