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Ms. Lusterman from Corona NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Oh The Places They'll Go!

My students need the Classic Royal Reading Writing Center so that we can work anywhere in the room.

  • $804 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students' families struggle to provide the supplies needed for school. We need as many basic supplies as possible to lessen this strain on families. Students in my class need everything from pencils to glue sticks to paper. A huge help would be high interest reading books!! As a new teacher, my library is lacking terribly! I truly believe reading is key to being successful for any path we choose in life. We need to teach students that reading is fun and we can do that by providing them with book choices they'll actually enjoy reading . Growing our classroom library will provide the students with various book options, which will hopefully help spark an interest and love for learning. Students need to learn how to read, enhance their comprehension, and sustain fluency. My students need a place where we can move around the classroom freely and learn in the way that is best for them. I believe having a rolling cart and floor seats will be wonderful for my students. I have found that students learn better when they can choose where they get to sit. Basic essentials like chart paper would be helpful as well!!!

My Project

Using the Classic Royal Reading Writing Center we can work anywhere in the room and students can be comfortable. In a self-contained classroom, I have found that students work best with modified seating arrangements such a a wobble chair or blow up cushion. These seating options allow them to focus on the task at hand instead of feeling the urge to jump out of their seats. In addition, I have included fidget manipulatives that I have found very effective in many classrooms. These sensory objects allow for students with special needs to focus while keeping their hands occupied. The books chosen are highly rated books for students with special needs, as they teach important life skills. In addition other high interest book series have been chosen based on suggestions from previous students and teachers.

Ms. Lusterman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classic Royal Reading Writing Center • Teachers' School Supply $285.71 1 $285.71
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $65.95 1 $65.95
Junie B. Jones Complete Kindergarten Collection: Books 1-17 with paper dolls in boxed set • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
The Boxcar Children Bookshelf (The Boxcar Children Mysteries, Books 1-12) • Amazon Business $38.57 1 $38.57
The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Books 1-9 • Amazon Business $28.97 1 $28.97
Charles Leonard Dry Erase Lapboard Class Pack, Includes 12 each of Whiteboards, 2 Inch Felt Erasers and Black Dry Erase Markers (35036) • Amazon Business $28.43 1 $28.43
ETA hand2mind Alphabet Linking Letter and Word Building Cubes (Set of 142) • Amazon Business $25.79 1 $25.79
8 Educational Posters for Kids - Explorer Set - Includes: USA and World Map, Solar System, Human Body, Calendar, Seasons, Time and Money - Size 17x22 • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $15.76 1 $15.76
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion - Exercise Balance Pad Wobble Board for Kids - Core Balance Disc 13 Inch Office Chair - Sensory Air Cushion for School Classroom - Wiggle Seat Cushion Blue for Adults • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Avengers Storybook Collection • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
Fellowes Thermal Laminating Pouches • Amazon Business $13.04 1 $13.04
Carson Dellosa Student Number Lines Desk • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$611.98

Vendor shipping charges

$31.43

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$682.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$120.46

Total project goal

$803.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$803.05

13 Donors

-$585.40

Donations toward project cost

-$512.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.81

match offer

-$200.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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