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Mrs. Kelliher from Manchester NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Preschoolers Practicing Pre-Readiness Skills

Help me give my students needed materials to practice their pre-readiness skills.

  • $177 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As Benjamin Franklin said, "Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn." This is a very important philosophy to have when it comes to working with preschool age children, especially in my preschool disabled class.

Students in our growing class are 3-5 years old.

We are starting our class with four students however in the next month we are projected to double our class size as friends transition into our program. Both the students and I are very excited about learning.

My Project

My preschoolers would benefit from these materials to practice their Pre-Readiness skills as they move closer to kindergarten. The dough mats are a super fun way for them to start recognizing both letters and shapes. These are easily modified for my learners who vary in ages from 3-5 years of age. The retelling tree for "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" is great for all learners. I plan on using this in both whole and small group instruction. The button sort is great to use as we start to discuss size of objects which is the foundation of measurement skills.

By donating to this project you will be helping early learners work on pre readiness skills to build a strong academic foundation.

Mrs. Kelliher
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA645 - Activity Tree for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
AA775 - Button Size-Sorting Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
RTL129 - Mini Bowling Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LA302 - Learn Shapes! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
DS348 - Dough Rollers - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$117.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$149.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.42

Total project goal

$176.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$176.13

4 Donors

-$89.00

Donations toward project cost

-$75.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.35

match offer

-$87.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$74.06

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.07

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$0.00

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