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  • $1,062 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Grey
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 12 donors
  • $0 still needed

Playful Learning

My students need books, glue, color printer ink, personal cubbies to store their work, and dramatic play activities like costumes since we do not have a playground.

My Students

Do you remember the freedom you felt as a child running around the playground outside? My kindergarten students do not have a playground or recess. That is why I am asking for dramatic play activities for our daily indoor recess.

I have a classroom full of 23 kindergarten students, who are energetic and curious about the world around them.

Our urban, title one school is in a renovated parking garage. Nearly 70% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch, and live in poverty. Our school is a part of a charter school district, striving to close the achievement gap, and to send 100% of our students to college. Out of my 23 students, we have 16 boys and 7 girls. Eleven are English language learners, and one struggles with an intellectual disability (the replacement term for mentally retarded). Their nearby public school districts are inadequate, and our school hopes to provide the quality education that every child deserves. The world is vast to a five year old child. A meaningful education will provide them with the resources and excitement for learning to be successful in the world.

My Project

Although we do not have a playground for outdoor recess, we do have an indoor recess that we call "choice time." However, the children do not have much to choose from or play with, and only play with small plastic blocks. That is why I am requesting "community helper" costumes. Imagine a five year old putting on a chef costume or a doctor costume and letting their imagination run wild. Experiences and dramatic play are also vital learning opportunities for a five year old. Not only will it aid their imagination, but develop their higher level thinking skills, and teach them about careers. Even though we do not have a playground, these costumes can make the best of "choice time." I am also requesting some classic children's books, like "Rainbow Fish," "Silly Sally," small cubbies to store the kid's work in, crayon organization, stickers, a white board to have on my desk when I work with small groups, and ink to print in color.

Your donation will help my classroom come to life, and make learning active for these children.

Kindergarten is a grade introducing kids to school, and therefore learning is interactive and fun! These exciting materials will impact my students' daily. Help me make learning positive and playful!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quick As a Cricket • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Snowy Day • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister Herbert, J. Alison James (Tr • AKJ Books $17.06 1 $17.06
Silly Sally • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
LC175 - Family People Shapes™ • Lakeshore Learning $12.99 1 $12.99
RS261 - Help-Yourself Glue Tubes • Lakeshore Learning $12.99 1 $12.99
LA416 - Classroom Carry-All • Lakeshore Learning $19.99 6 $119.94
CS846 - Hopscotch Carpet • Lakeshore Learning $39.99 1 $39.99
LC890X - Lakeshore Career Costume Set • Lakeshore Learning $349.00 1 $349.00
PH345 - 18" x 24" Magnetic Write & Wipe Board • Lakeshore Learning $29.99 1 $29.99
LA932 - Extra Organizer Boxes - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning $29.99 1 $29.99
LA997 - Student Work Organizer • Lakeshore Learning $59.99 2 $119.98
DD222 - Super Sticker Variety Pack • Lakeshore Learning $13.99 1 $13.99
WS537 - Wikki Stix Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning $29.99 1 $29.99
HP 92 - C9362WN - print cartridge - black • Best Buy $15.99 1 $15.99
HP 93 - C9361WN - print cartridge - color (cyan, magenta, yellow) • Best Buy $31.99 1 $31.99

Materials cost

$847.95

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$902.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$159.29

Total project goal

$1,061.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,061.96

12 Donors

-$1,061.96

Donations toward project cost

-$902.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$159.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 46 students.

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