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  • $548 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. M.
Grades PreK-2
  • Spring Valley Child Development Cent
  • San Francisco, CA
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Our Kindergarten is Movin' and Groovin'

The cost of physical motor materials, music selections, and an inexpensive CD player for this proposal is $523, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

This proposed project is designed to support the children's work in a Child Development Center with 85% low income students of racially diverse demographics. The center is housed in the oldest elementary school that still operates in the State of California. The kindergarten is the youngest group in this San Francisco School District Child Development Center. The grant is written to cover the cost of materials to integrate cross-curricular experiences. The Child Development Department budget has been cut more than 3 million dollars in the past two years. Now the budget is so limited that the teachers will need to write grant proposals in their spare time and depend upon generous donations to augment basic materials. The proposed "Movin' and Groovin'" curriculum will incorporate enjoyable activities improving students' small and large muscle skills; kinesthetics, movement, music, sensory experiences and academics. Specifically, the teacher will provide give initial experiences teaching the group how to move and be creative. Next the children will have teacher guidance and encouragement so students may cooperatively plan and create their own movement, dance, motor skill games and rhythmic activities. Research shows kinesthetic learning provides greater retention while motor skill integration aids the brain development and academic successes on many levels. The funds are needed to purchase equipment including; physical motor materials, music selections, an inexpensive CD player to implement exciting activities during the project year. After creating their own works the children will share their successful "products" with each other in peer demonstrations. The project will conclude with a student performance for peers and parents. Afterwards, the materials will be used to sustain these opportunities for this and future classes. A minimum of 28 children will participate in this inaugural year. Many more children will benefit from using equipment in the future years. Thank you for your kind generosity. Your donation will help a most wonderful group of children who will appreciate your generosity. Research shows kinesthetic learning provides greater retention while motor skill integration aids the brain development and academic successes on many levels. The funds are needed to purchase equipment including; physical motor materials, music selections, an inexpensive cd player to implement exciting activities during the project year. After creating their own works the children will share their successful "products" with each other in peer demonstrations. The project will conclude with a student performance for peers and parents. Afterwards, the materials will be used to sustain these opportunities for this and future classes. A minimum of 28 children will participate in this inaugural year. Many more children will benefit from using equipement in the future years. The entire cost for this project is $390. Thank you for your kind generosity. Your donation will help a most wonderful group of children who will appreciate your generosity.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Music for Dance, Movement & Exercise CD Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $89.40 1 $89.40
RCA Portable CD Player Boom Box • Highsmith Inc. $36.95 1 $36.95
Musical Scarves Activity Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.78 1 $31.78
Accessory Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.78 1 $31.78
Wooden Threading Game, I Can Lace My Shoe • Teacher's School Supply $26.50 1 $26.50
Magneatos (36 Piece Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.90 1 $24.90
Texture Dominoes • Teacher's School Supply $15.00 1 $15.00
Folk Dance Fun, CD • Teacher's School Supply $14.95 1 $14.95
Frog Bean Bag Set (set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.00 1 $12.00
Turtle Bean Bag Set (set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.00 1 $12.00
Parachute Play • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.14 1 $11.14
7' Speed Rope (set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.56 1 $8.56
Super Bright Tagboard Pack 9x12 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.56 2 $17.12
Chicken Fat, CD • Teacher's School Supply $7.95 1 $7.95
Dance Away (Paperback) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.15 1 $5.15
Playground Ball 8 1/2" Diameter, Purple • Teacher's School Supply $3.40 3 $10.20

Materials cost

$355.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$448.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.55

Total project goal

$547.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$547.50

2 Donors

-$519.00

Donations toward project cost

-$449.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.05

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 28 students.

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