You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Mendoza from Houston TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Year, New Hands-on to Make Learning Fun

Help me give my students a pencil sharpener and different hands-on materials to practice their language through games to develop their reading and writing skills.

  • $272 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teacher to children from low-income families and high poverty, where many of our students cannot afford school supplies. My classroom is full of sweet, smart, energetic, hard-working learners. My students do not receive much of what they need at home due to financial struggles.

I want my students to be successful in school and what they need are some resources to make learning fun and productive.

My students are anxious and willing to learn to become successful in their lives.

My Project

My kindergarten students need help with reading and writing! Having a wide variety of hands-on materials and supplies will help them explore a variety of early reading concepts. My goal as their teacher is to help them all grow their reading and writing skills. I am requesting centers, puzzles syllable games for my students to use independently during our daily literacy block.

I want to make learning engaging and enjoyable to provide each student with the opportunity to learn every day

My students will be using these requested materials to identify the beginning and ending syllables of different pictures. They will be blending and building words by using syllables tiles, puzzles and they will be writing words. I am also requesting a good working electric sharpener to have many sharpened pencils ready to be used in our writing center.

My kindergartners will be having so much fun, they won't even realize they are learning to read and write!

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Mendoza is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Juego de Palabras Spanish Reading Rods Word Game • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Learning Resources El Centro de las Silabas (Spanish Syllables) Pocket Chart • Amazon Business $35.84 1 $35.84
LC113 - Letter Crayons Word Building Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $27.26 1 $27.26
LA532 - Lowercase Alphabet Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Aprender a leer. Mis primeras sílabas y palabras (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.90 1 $24.90
Spanish Alphabet & Picture Words Pocket Flash Cards • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37

Materials cost

$189.34

Vendor shipping charges

$8.95

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$231.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.79

Total project goal

$271.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$271.92

2 Donors

-$246.92

Donations toward project cost

-$209.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.04

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Houston","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4080513],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4356871,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/new-year-new-hands-on-to-make-learning/4356871/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":44,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Mendoza","authorIds":{"4080513":{"owner":"Ms. Mendoza","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4356871],"proposalHash":"599159632","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp4080513_orig.jpg?crop=915,915,x0,y305&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1612622490342","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20879208,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjQwNDA1Mw==","NjUxMzU3OA==","NDY3Mzc1OA=="],"teacherId":4080513,"schoolCounty":"Harris","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}