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Mrs. Pond from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Say Goodbye to the Summer Blues

Help me give my students materials they can use at home over summer break!

  • $218 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are four and five year old children who are full of excitement and eager to learn every morning when they walk into school. Many of our children come from immigrant families who do not speak English as their first language. However, our families always emphasize the importance of school and an exceptional education for their children.

One hundred percent of the children in my classroom receive free breakfast and lunch.

Many of the children I teach are living in poverty. Although their basic needs are not always met at home, they still have a love for learning that makes it easy to come to work every day and teach them!

My Project

At the end of each school year, my associate and I send each of our preschool students home with a bucket filled with materials to keep them engaged in learning activities during their summer break from school. The books we have asked for will encourage the children and their families to read together this summer and continue to instill a love for reading in our young learners. The sensory balls will be great for indoor or outdoor play to keep improving the kids’ gross and fine motor skills! Our students and their families would love these materials to add excitement and variety to their at home summer activities!

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

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades PreK (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) - Box of 20 titles / PreK • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
RE322 - Lakeshore Sensory Ball Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 2 $69.98

Materials cost

$144.98

Vendor shipping charges

$7.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$184.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.59

Total project goal

$217.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$217.24

4 Donors

-$167.24

Donations toward project cost

-$142.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.09

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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