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Mrs. Annie from Carbondale CO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Preschool Outdoor Classroom: Fresh Air, Learning and Inspiration

Help me give my students a shaded, comfortable and well organized outdoor classroom.

  • $1,360 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My little scholars range from 3 to 5 years old and live in the Glenwood Springs, Colorado area. This is their second home in a dual-language (English & Spanish), experiential learning school. Coming to me from families of all different cultural background and economic status, roughly half of my students are on scholarship or receive assistance from the school district and/or community programs.

Each child is bright and brilliant in their own unique way and my passion is to ensure they each enjoy a learning experience filled with delight, good health, discovery and inspiration.

We spend time every day participating in group activities which explore STEM concepts, age appropriate math concepts and unleash their creativity. We incorporate early literacy prep, development of fine motor/gross motor skills and advancement of social emotional skills. Kindergarten readiness is a priority alongside a strong introduction to the Spanish language. Understanding and respect for the environment, the basics of good nutrition and physical health are consistently presented in our curriculum. Last but not least, these intense little learners have fun and love their time in the classroom...I hope to instill a love of learning in each of them.

My Project

Spring weather has arrived on our campus, with warm temperatures, flowering trees, sunshine and the children's need to be outside! We have begun creation of an outdoor classroom for our students...where we can hold morning circle, small and large group activities in literacy, math,STEM, nature studies and the arts. This classroom would typically be used outside in the late summer/fall months at the beginning of the school year (August, September and October) and in the spring time (April, May and early June). In the cold winter months equipment would be brought inside and utilized in our multipurpose room.

Our outdoor classroom will be located next to our organic garden, with a clear view of the osprey nesting box and the Roaring Fork River .

We are asking for basic classroom furnishings built to withstand outdoor weather. Work tables and an appropriate number of chairs for our class of 16 to be able to sit and work/learn together, share during snack time or eat lunch family style. We have asked for 2 rolling carts to be able to transport learning materials and student projects back and forth from the outdoor to the indoor classroom. Sturdy storage bins allow us to keep our materials and projects organized and out of the wind and rain (and occasional springtime mountain snowstorms!) During the cold winter months, this equipment will be brought inside and used in our multipurpose room.

Mrs. Annie
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KidKraft 00 Outdoor Table and Bench Set with Cushions and Umbrella, Espresso with Oatmeal and White Striped Fabric • Amazon Business $144.63 3 $433.89
Original Tubster 3 Shelf Utility Cart/Service Cart - Heavy Duty - Supports up to 400 lbs! - Tub Carts w/Deep Shelves - Great for Warehouse, Garage, Cleaning, More! (3 Shelf - 32 x 18 - Black) • Amazon Business $99.99 2 $199.98
Flash Furniture 30''W x 96''L Height Adjustable Bi-Fold Granite White Plastic Folding Table • Amazon Business $170.37 1 $170.37
Bella Storage Solutions 71 Qt. Latch Lid Storage Tote, Clear (601336) • Quill.com $11.04 6 $66.24
Really Useful Box 9.51 Qt. Snap Lid Storage Box, Clear (RUB9C) • Quill.com $11.47 5 $57.35
IRIS Store-It-All Tote 18 Gallon, 2 Pack, Black • Quill.com $28.04 2 $56.08
IRIS 6 Quart Clear Storage Box, 6 Pack • Quill.com $18.95 2 $37.90
Snap Lid Shoe Box 6qt., Clear with Blue Tint Lid • Quill.com $2.12 10 $21.20

Materials cost

$1,043.01

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$66.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,155.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$203.90

Total project goal

$1,359.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,359.31

2 Donors

-$1,260.31

Donations toward project cost

-$1,071.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$189.05

match offer

-$99.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$84.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.85

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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