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Mr. Andy from Flushing NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pre-K Personnel Puppetfied During the Pandemic

Help me give my students a puppetfied version of their teachers so they can see a face without a mask engaging with them.

  • $1,253 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our early childhood school is now in its thirteenth year serving the community. In our pre-k class, that means over one hundred and eighty students have come and gone from this classroom. Along with that, many other students have called our room home for enrichment classes, after school programs, and summer camp.

Families send their precious children to our class every day, for us to help them take those first steps towards accomplishing great feats.

Our families are working-class parents who often work long hours to provide for their children.

There is nothing more rewarding for a teacher than being able to connect with the students and the families they serve on an emotional level. I am very fortunate to be able to teach in the very same community I grew up in.

I see a lot of my younger self in my students and see the similarities between my own parents and their parents. The stories, experiences, culture, food, and beliefs our families share have a lot in common with my own family. While a lot of the similarities we share are beautiful, others need to change.

My Project

This is the year like no other. There are constant changes happening. Students who were in my class one day may not be the next day. New students are added to the remote roster and it has been very difficult to develop rapport with our students who are learning remotely.

It is so difficult for our youngest learner to get to know their remote teachers, especially since, for many, it is their first time in "school." The personal relationships developed in PreK and the socialization with other learners is what makes PreK so special.

That magic is lost for our remote students.

I am looking for another way to create that magic and develop rapport with our students and their families. It seems very impersonal as we teach our students with masks on and through a screen. I am requesting a custom made puppet of the PreK personnel of our class, one of myself and one of my paraprofessional. The puppets will be that special connection since our students will have a fun and unique experience communicating with their puppetfied PreK teachers. Times are tough and the situation we are all in is NOT ideal. However, we must find ways to bring positivity and joy anyway we can, especially for our kids.

Mr. Andy
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Custom Look-A-Like Puppet • Etsy $500.00 2 $1,000.00

Materials cost

$1,000.00

Vendor shipping charges

$20.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,065.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$187.94

Total project goal

$1,252.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,252.94

19 Donors

-$1,151.53

Donations toward project cost

-$1,031.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$120.53

match offer

-$40.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$34.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$61.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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