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Mrs. Pekala from Providence RI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Replacing Damaged Materials: Part 2

Help me give my students the chance to succeed in Kindergarten with new books, technology, and math/literacy centers!

  • $726 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in an urban setting/high poverty school. School is just underway and my students are excited, nervous, and curious about Kindergarten. Their enthusiasm continues to grow each and every day and I want to keep this momentum going, but I need your help! For many, they are entering a school setting for the first time. I strive to develop a love for learning and to set them on the path to becoming lifelong learners.

The more I get to know each and every one, the more excited I get about being their teacher.

They are creative, inquisitive, and diverse learners who want to know and understand the world around them.

My Project

Last Spring, I began replacing materials that were lost due to water damage from pipes bursting in a cold spell. Thanks to Ripple, part 1 was quickly funded! I have since moved my classroom and have once again begun replacing those teacher-purchased items; thus bringing me to part 2 of my project.

Materials purchased from your generous donations will include items damaged and also new items I feel my students would truly benefit from.

The books I am replacing, with some additional titles, will help my early learners to explore and engage in the world around them. It has only been a few weeks, but from my very limited English speakers to my most advanced and even independent readers, they all love to be read to. They are always bringing me ‘one more book’ to read and also enjoy ‘reading’ to each other. With titles such as 'You are Friendly', 'What if Everybody did that', and 'The Jacket I wear in the Snow', my students can learn about being a good friend, the importance of making good choices, and can just have fun with silly books while practicing rhyming!

The literacy and math centers will introduce students to literacy and numeracy concepts, helping to build foundational skills. The Numbers and Counting Self-Checking Magnetic Cards will give students guided practice as they become more independent learners. The Alpha-bots and Find the Letter Activity will my help my kindergarten students to gain confidence in recognizing letters as the learn to spell their name and eventually words. The OSMO Kit is not only engaging and interactive, but it also promotes teamwork as students work together to solve problems. These centers are exciting for young learners, which leads to positive experiences with school.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Osmo Genius Kit for iPad • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
PP291 - Self-Checking Magnetic Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
LC126 - Alphabet Learning Locks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Opentron OT4126 Metal Surge Protector Power Strip 4 Feet 12 Outlet • Amazon Business $39.19 1 $39.19
JJ689 - Privacy Partition - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT282 - Making Ten Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
JJ635 - See-Me Privacy Partition - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
AC225 - Alpha-Bots • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE831 - Numbers & Counting Self-Checking Magnetic Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC742 - Find the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
SVT6022 - Magna-Tiles® Cars Expansion Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
You Are Friendly (Paperback) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Missing Mitten Mystery • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Kindergarten Rocks! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Being a Good Citizen: A Kids' Guide to Community Involvement (Start Smart: Community) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Sick Day for Amos McGee: Book & CD Storytime Set (Macmillan Young Listeners Story Time Sets) • Amazon Business $7.21 1 $7.21
The Greedy Triangle (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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