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Mrs. Latoza from Daly City CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Organized Active Reading, Imaginative Play, and Outdoor Fun!

My students need more pretend play tools to keep their imagination wild and active during our free time, a new reading center to keep them active readers, and new outdoor play equipment for recess and lunch!

  • $756 goal

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My Students

Our room is full of energy! The class is composed of 24 brilliant developing minds who work hard individually, but also have big hearts and help lift one another up. However, entire our grade level is made up of 72 spirited, spunky, and lovable kinders.

Our school's student body comes from a variety of different economic backgrounds, with over 55% of our school's population qualifying for free or reduced lunches.

Our classroom is also so diverse that we have home languages that include Chinese, Burmese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and English in room 1 alone! Therefore, I make it my goal to provide a safe, welcoming, and accommodating setting, both in the classroom and out on the yard, for all of our students. I want to encourage an eagerness to learn and I try to push my students to not only challenge themselves academically, but to also learn empathy and promote inclusiveness of all kinder friends while socializing and playing with each other.

My Project

Having new equipment and tools for this class would be such a treat. Many of many things in my current classroom are hand-me-downs or are weathered with age.

Having a reading nook with new shelves and book boxes would encourage reading for pleasure and create an organized, neat, and structured area for the kinder friends to read in.

The pretend play and puzzles would give the young thinkers a chance to be creative and imaginative during our free choice time! The jump ropes and outdoor play equipment will give them more choices on how to play cooperatively during recess and lunch breaks.

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

This project will reach 24 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Birch 5-Section School Classroom Storage Cabinet with Casters, Natural, 24" H • Amazon Business $146.51 1 $146.51
Safco Products 9423MO Wood Adjustable Literature Organizer, 24 Compartment, Oak • Amazon Business $83.15 1 $83.15
Storex Book Bins, 11-Inch, Assorted Colors, 30 Bins (STX70105U06C) • Amazon Business $69.53 1 $69.53
ClosetMaid 4176 Cubeicals Organizer, 6-Cube, Birch • Amazon Business $62.87 1 $62.87
Set of 6 Educational Wood Puzzles with Wire Storage Rack • Amazon Business $34.98 1 $34.98
Whitmor Rattique Storage Baskets Set of 3 Java • Amazon Business $16.79 2 $33.58
Boley Kids Toy Cash Register - pretend play educational toy cash register with electronic sounds, play money, grocery toy and more! • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Doctors Toy Set For Kids TG663 - Fun Doctors Kit For Toddlers Boys & Girls with 18 pieces including X-Ray Machine – Pretend Medical Play Set By ThinkGizmos (Trademark Protected) • Amazon Business $22.89 1 $22.89
Champion Sports Skip Ball Set: Six Jumping Toy Assorted Colors Swing Balls - Great Kids Fitness Game for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $21.79 1 $21.79
Melissa & Doug Wooden Make-a-Cake Mixer Set (11 pcs) - Play Food and Kitchen Accessories • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Melissa & Doug Food Groups - 21 Hand-Painted Wooden Pieces and 4 Crates • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Sportime 1306550 GradeStuff Link Jump Ropes - 7 feet - Set of 6 - Multiple Colors • Amazon Business $14.62 1 $14.62

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