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Mrs. LaPenna from Long Beach NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rebuild Kindergarten Reading Center Taken By Hurricane Sandy

My students need a reading center. These are a few of the educational materials that were destroyed and need to be replaced.

  • $952 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The challenge my students are facing is that their classroom was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The only thing left in our classroom is four walls. All of their learning materials are gone.

I teach in a beautiful beach community.

My students walk in to school every day with enthusiastic smiles on their faces. I am honored to be working at such an incredible school where family is valued and every one looks out for each other. The support within our school is amazing.

My Project

The resources I am requesting are for my kindergarten classroom. I need to rebuild my reading, writing, math and art centers. Centers allow for me to work in differentiated small groups which provides more personal attention for each student throughout the day. I need leveled books for my library so that children can read at the appropriate level. We use writing materials such as dry erase boards,lined paper, and letter magnets to begin the writing process. Math manipulatives are important for hands on instruction. Art and craft materials are crucial to have in kindergarten so the children are practicing with scissors, glue, crayons, markers, easels, felt, paint, playdoh, etc.

My job as a teacher is to provide the best education I can to my students.

That is very hard to do with nothing. If this project is supported, I will be able to rebuild my classroom and make it the fun-filled, educational learning environment it once was. That is what the children deserve. They deserve all that they need to learn and love school.

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

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ED1471 - Rubber Stamps - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning $14.99 1 $14.99
LL171 - Lakeshore Washable Ink Pads Set • Lakeshore Learning $18.99 1 $18.99
RA414 - Tabletop Paper Center • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
JJ627 - Turn-In-Your-Work Organizer • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
BR413 - Thin-Line Permanent Markers • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
RR154 - Read-The-Room Classroom Pointers - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
DD222 - Super Sticker Variety Pack • Lakeshore Learning $13.99 1 $13.99
WS537 - Wikki Stix Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning $29.99 1 $29.99
WA298 - Nursery Rhyme Leveled Readers • Lakeshore Learning $39.99 1 $39.99
TT137 - Lakeshore Rhyming Books • Lakeshore Learning $39.99 1 $39.99
FR151 - First Little Readers - Level A • Lakeshore Learning $69.99 1 $69.99
TT821 - Rhyming Sounds Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $29.99 1 $29.99
EE187 - Sight-Words Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $29.99 1 $29.99
RR621 - Magnetic Write & Wipe Lapboard • Lakeshore Learning $6.99 6 $41.94
TT379 - Double-Sided Write & Wipe Magnetic Easel • Lakeshore Learning $59.99 1 $59.99
AA305 - Level D Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $31.95 1 $31.95
AA304 - Level C Book Bin - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $32.95 1 $32.95
AA303 - Level B Book Bin - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $31.95 1 $31.95
AA302 - Level A Book Bin - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $33.95 1 $33.95
EG470X - Leveled Nonfiction Readers - Levels A-D - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $109.00 1 $109.00
LL245 - Find-The-Match Rhyming Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning $12.99 1 $12.99
LL315X - Find-The-Match Language Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $29.99 1 $29.99

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