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  • $288 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Carlson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 15 donors
  • $0 still needed

Puppet Pals!

My students need these puppets to help them with reading fluency. They need the What Would You Do? puppets to help with social skills! All would be used cross-curricular

My Students

Creativity and play learning are key in a Kindergarten classroom, and my students need to be given as many opportunities for creativity and play as possible in a Common Core classroom.

My students are wonderful little 5 and 6-year olds in Florida.

Many come to our Title I school with little knowledge of reading skills, and many do not know letters and sounds. Many do not attend Pre-K, and many are eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch. They are eager to learn, and love when I am able to be silly with them to help them learn.

My Project

With these puppets, I can be more creative in the classroom. The students can be more creative. In the days of Common Core State Standards, it can be tough to be "fun" while maintaining the rigor of these new standards. With the puppets, we will use them across all areas of learning. We will use them in reading to work on fluency and comprehension. In math, we will use the finger puppets to work on real world addition and subtraction problems. The students will also be able to work on social skills using the puppets to act out different problem solving situations.

This project is so important to prepare these young people for many areas of school and life.

For many, this is their first experience in school. It is important to keep them motivated to learn, and I feel working with the puppets will keep their interest and engagement in their academic activities.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL430X - Let’s Fly! Puppet Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
RR580X - Big Mouth Animals Puppet Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Playful Finger Puppets • Kaplan Early Learning Company $38.21 1 $38.21
HH345 - What Would You Do? Teaching Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Little Children Finger Puppets • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.41 1 $14.41
Brontosaurus Glove Puppet • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.94 1 $9.94
Hamster Hand Puppet • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46

Materials cost

$200.99

Vendor shipping charges

$10.65

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$244.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.17

Total project goal

$287.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$287.82

14 Donors

-$234.29

Donations toward project cost

-$202.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.14

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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15 donors15 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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