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Mrs. Hicks from Cleveland OH is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading and Math Supplies for Pre-K!

My students need literacy and math manipulatives for small group instruction and the Cricut Explore air machine to create original cutouts associated with the lessons and activities.

  • $570 goal

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My Students

My classroom contains 17 students ages 4 and 5 years old. My students are special because of their ability to to thrive and their dedication to learning at such a young age. The neighborhood they reside in has a high poverty and umemployment rate and often effects the culture of our school and classroom. One hundred percent of our students qualify for free lunch. Home life often effects the performance of my students because they sometimes come to school hungry, tired, and even displaced from their home. Even with these circumstances, I have a group of students that are happy and so grateful for the fun and learning we do in class. They often tell me I'm the best teacher in the world for little things like giving them graham crackers as a midmorning snack. I do want to be the best teacher to them and my goal is to remedy the effects of home by creating a loving environment in my classroom and providing the students with safety, fun, and engaging activities that will prepare them for Kindergarten and give them the proper start that they deserve to their education.

My Project

The materials will give my students new experiences in the classroom and provide fun and engaging new ways for me to introduce literacy and math activities. To prepare for Kindergarten our curriculum focuses on identifying letters and numbers. We then move on to letter sounds and building words. The dry-erase boards will be used to practe writing skills. The magnet letters are used to help the students identify names/sounds and build words. The number construction kit will help the student learn to identify and write numbers. The microscopes will give a class a way to explore science. Currently we lack science tools and are limited to only magnifying glasses. The microscopes and slides will introduce them to a new tool and new ways to make observations. The card stock, construction paper, and writing paper are materials we use for various projects and it seems we always need more! The Cricut Explore provides a efficient way to create classroom materials professionally and quickly to go along with activities. An example would be a counting activity with the story "Frogs on a Log". The Cricut can be used to create felt frogs for the students to recreate the story instead of spending additional dollars on a similar material. The Cricut can also be used as a literacy and technology tool that allows the students to create designs and bring them to life! Technology is a big part of my classroom and I am constantly incorporating it in new ways.

Mrs. Hicks
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
Dry Erase Lapboards Classroom Pack of 30 Whiteboards including 30 2 inch Felt Erasers and 30 Black Dry Erase Markers • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Pixel Premium ABC Magnets for Kids Gift Set - 142 Magnetic Letters for Fridge, Dry Erase Magnetic Board and FREE e-Book with 40+ Learning & Spelling Games - Best Alphabet Magnets for Refrigerator Fun! • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Science kits for kids microscope Beginner Microscope Kit LED 100X, 400x, and 1200x Magnification kids science toys,red • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Learning Resources Letter Construction Activity Set, 60 Pieces • Amazon Business $31.92 1 $31.92
Teacher Created Resources Smart Start K-1 Writing Paper: 360 sheets • Amazon Business $21.12 1 $21.12
Learning Resources Number Construction • Amazon Business $19.19 1 $19.19
Pacon Card Stock, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, Colorful Assortment, 250 Sheets (101199) • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
AmScope PS25 Prepared Microscope Slide Set for Basic Biological Science Education, 25 Slides, Includes Fitted Wooden Case • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Pacon SunWorks Heavyweight Construction Paper 9-inches by 12-inches 500-count Assorted (CON01500) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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