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Mrs. DePetris from Huntington NY is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Planting the Seeds to Grow The Kinder Garden

Help me give my students the hands-on supplies they will need at home in order to complete learning from home.

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My Students

One day, we all went home thinking we might be out of school for a week, maybe two. Then, along with the rest of the children in the US, school was online for the rest of the year. We had tried to provide our students with what they would need for a short time.

Equity of materials for all students is a big hurdle.

We were not sure what supplies each child had at home and had access to. We relied greatly on technology, but it would be beneficial if every student had hands-on materials to work with as well.

My Project

In the classroom, we are able to control that all students have access to whatever tool they need to learn. We have the supplies we need to make hands-on learning happen. Manipulating objects is so important in Kindergarten.

When you have the right tools, you can complete the job.

My hope is that creating these at home tool kits for my kinders will allow them to be able to do hands-on work, and not just computer-based activities. They can be kept at home, but they can also be used if we go back to school, to ensure that everyone has their own supplies.

Mrs. DePetris
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
1InTheoffice Pencil Box, Translucent Clear (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.79 5 $73.95
GA920 TenFrames Class Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes, Homeschool, Educational Counting Toy, Math Cubes, Early Math Skills, Math Manipulatives, Set of 100 Cubes, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Dry Erase Pockets - 30 Pack Reusable Clear Plastic Sleeves with Marker - 9x12 Inches Multi-Colored Sheets School & Classroom Supplies for Teachers & Kids • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
DA910 Plastic Pattern Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Two-Color Counters, Red/Yellow, Educational Counting, Sorting, Patterning, and Probability Activities, Set of 200, Grades K+, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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