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Ms. McCarty from El Cajon CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Setting the Stage to Engage: Hands-on Activities!

My students need these hands-on items to engage in meaningful activities!

  • $674 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What were your most memorable moments as a child in school? Was it the worksheet that you completed in math? Or was it the hands-on activities with costumes, props, and excitement? My 4th graders from El Cajon, California are eager to learn different ways to transform their learning to real-world situations.

I am ready to set the stage to engage in my 4th grade classroom, and I want my students to feel excited and motivated to come to school each day.

I have some fun ideas this year on how to transform an ordinary classroom into an experience for my kids. I want to transform the room into a baseball stadium and learn about the history behind baseball, while using their reading skills to comprehend various texts. I want them to solve math problems by figuring out the perimeter and area of a baseball plate, and so much more...

In my district, we have a high percentage of English Language Learners, and all of our students receive free or reduced lunch every day. I want them to take their experiences inside the classroom and transform it to their every day life, so they can be successful in future. Thank you!

My Project

These materials will make a difference in my students' learning because it will allow them to become a part of an experience.

My students will become engineers with legos, math and literacy stars in a baseball stadium, identify important details with "Neon Read On" glow-stick glasses, and find meaningful books with a Book Tasting Party.

With these materials, my students will dress up as chefs to participate in a book tasting party. They will find books that are of interest to them, and dive into these books to learn about various text structures. They will cook up different reading challenges by finding textual evidence and patterns to identify the author's purpose. My room will also be transformed into a baseball stadium. The students will become the players and go through different challenges to identify the perimeter and area. They will also learn about shapes, and use math knowledge to complete multiplication and division problems. These materials will help my students become a part of a bigger-world experience. Thank you for helping my students enjoy their time at school!

Ms. McCarty
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
12 Pack Colorful Building Block Brick Glasses for Classroom Carnival Birthday Theme Party Favor Supplies Decorations Fun for Kids Teens Girls Boys and Children + Bonus Gift Boutique Balloon • Amazon Business $25.95 3 $77.85
Bulk 50 Assorted Value "One-Time-Use" Baseball Caps Hats (Kids Sized) • Amazon Business $63.99 1 $63.99
Building Bricks - 10" x 10" Stackable Baseplate - Variety 6 Pack (2 Green, 2 Blue, 2 Gray) Classic Baseplate Compatible with all Major Brands • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Building Bricks - Pastel Colors - 1,000 Pieces Classic Bricks - Compatible with all Major Brands • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Allenjoy 5x7ft Photography Backdrop sport Baseball game daytime green newborn background props photocall photobooth photo studio • Amazon Business $29.90 1 $29.90
Franklin Sports MLB Baseball 4-Piece Deluxe Throw Down Rubber Base Set • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
BD&A MLB Mini Batting Helmet Ice Cream Sundae/Snack Bowls, Padres - 24 Pack • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Octter Children's Artists Fabric Aprons Kids Aprons with Pockets for Craft, Kitchen, Painting(12pcs, 6 Colors) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Party Hats, Neon Color Plastic Gangster Fedora Party Hats for Adults, Teens and Kids, by Playscene0153; (48, Neon Gangster Hat) … • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Funny Party Hats Bulk Lot of Neon Sunglasses- 36 Pair - Pool Party - Beach Party Favors • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Award Medal of Honor Trophy Award Set of 48; Includes 24 Gold Winner Award Medals; 24 Gold Award Trophy Statues 6" • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
(24) 2" Soft Stuff Baseballs ~ THE PERFECT FAVOR FOR ANY BASEBALL THEMED PARTY! • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
50 Aviator Lumistick Glow Eyeglasses - 8 Color Assorted Mix • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Movie Theater Small Popcorn Boxes - Paper Popcorn Boxes Striped Red and White - Great for movie night or movie party theme, theater themed decorations or Carnival party circus etc. (40 Boxes) • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Pie Face Cake Cream Prank Game Splatter Face Game Luck Game, Board Game for Kids and Adults Pie in The Face Fun Game for Family for Patty • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
SET of 6 Inflatable Baseballs (16") / Party / Decor / Pool / Birthday / Favor • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Pack of 4 Plastic Red and White Checkered Tablecloths - 4 Pack - Picnic Table Covers • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Disposable Paper Food Tray for Carnivals, Fairs, Festivals, and Picnics. Holds Nachos, Fries, Hot Corn Dogs, and more! - 2.5-Pound, 50-Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Amscan Delightful Picnic Party Red Plaid Chalkboard Tent Cards Decoration, Paper, 4" x 6", Pack of 8 • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Eureka Baseball Paper Cut Outs, 36 Count • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ketchup and Mustard Plastic Squeeze Condiment Bottles W/ Lids For BBQ, Kitchen, Picnic - 2-Pack 16 Ounce • Amazon Business $5.02 1 $5.02

Materials cost

$490.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$44.87

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$572.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.05

Total project goal

$673.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$673.67

10 Donors

-$493.49

Donations toward project cost

-$419.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.87

match offer

-$180.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$153.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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