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Ms. Wilton from Fort Worth TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Help First-Year Teacher Make Her Centers Engaging!

Help me give my students an engaging and interactive learning experience! These items, cardboard blocks, lacing cards, Play-Doh activities, and rock kit, will be helpful for many different centers.

  • $321 goal

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My Students

Hello! I’m a first-year Pre-K teacher. My school is beautifully diverse, where each classroom contains English Language Learners and refugees. I’ve adopted Conscious Discipline as my classroom management plan. Essentially, Conscious Discipline is an understanding that a child’s needs have to be met before learning happens. These needs are split into 3 states: Survival (Am I safe?), emotional (Am I loved?), and executive (what can I learn from this?). In the area that I work in, the student home life is not always ideal. I understand that some of my students might be coming in hungry, or maybe didn’t have a home to sleep in the night before, etc. It is my mission to fulfill all of their needs in order to gain trust, love, and a sense of safety in my classroom. I would love to create a loving, safe, and enriching environment in my room.

My Project

Centers are full of self-discovery. This is the time that children can take the time to explore what they’re interested in. Since each center should be stocked with different kinds of materials, the children can determine what they like and don’t like. They’re practicing and exploring many important concepts in a safe environment. I also would like for my students to have more creative center materials, letter building, interesting science observations, and math manipulatives.

My classroom has English Language Learners, as well as refugees.

So, as a new Pre-K teacher, I am seeking to further improve my centers in order to create a more engaging, hands-on learning experience. This is especially important for not only early childhood but for those who are new to the language/country.

Ms. Wilton
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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This project will reach 15 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Jumbo Cardboard Blocks (Developmental Toy, 40 Pieces, 12.5″ H xd7 7″ W xd7 19″ L, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 2, 3, 4, and 5 Year Olds) • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Learning Resources Letter Construction, School Activity Set, Play School, 73 Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $34.42 1 $34.42
View Master Classic 3D Adventures Discovery Boxed Set & Marine Life Refill Gift Set Bundle with Bonus Matty's Toy Stop Storage Bag - 2 Pack • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Melissa & Doug Alphabet Lacing 26-Wooden Cards Set & 1 Scratch Art Mini-Pad Bundle (09490) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Toysmith Rock Science Kit & Mineral Sciene Kit Bundle Set • Amazon Business $26.50 1 $26.50
Didax Educational Resources Sandpapers Letters Boxed Set • Amazon Business $22.20 1 $22.20
Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope STEM Toy for Preschoolers • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
Learning Resources Snap-n-Learn Alphabet Alligators, Fine Motor Toy, 26 Double-Sided Pieces, Ages 18 Months + • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
hand2mind Clear Plastic Tracing Shapes • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Play-Doh Numbers, Letters, N' Fun • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93

Materials cost

$232.35

Vendor shipping charges

$6.59

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$272.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.08

Total project goal

$320.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$320.51

2 Donors

-$316.98

Donations toward project cost

-$272.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.55

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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