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Mrs. Speedie from Lakeside CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Setting the Stage

Help me give my students items for our first classroom transformation project materials like camouflaged helmets, toy soldiers, and books that will help bring our learning to life.

  • $242 goal

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My Students

Our site is very unique in that we are a stand alone Transitional Kindergarten campus. Through a play based model our students learn both social and academic skills to get their educational career off on the right foot.

Our classroom is full of enthusiastic, cooperative learners who learn best through play and exploration.

Currently I have 24 students with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. My goals as their teacher is provide them with a safe space where they feel comfortable to explore and learn. In our class we sing songs, dance, use our gross and fine motor skills all day long. My Transitional Kindergartners love learning and their is no doubt that they learn best through play.

My Project

Recently I had the privilege to attend the Get Your Teach On Conference, where I was encouraged to "Set the Stage" to encourage deep life long learning. There are many ways to do this but the way I feel will make the most impact on my little learners is a classroom transformation. A classroom transformation changes the day to day classroom environment with the goal of increasing students engagement and enriching the student learning with rigorous content. For our first classroom transformation we will be recreating Andy's Room from Toy Story.

Our classroom transformation project materials of camouflaged helmets, army men, blocks, and books will help immerse us in social skills, reading, writing, science, math, and so much more.

We can't wait to flood our library with books, engineer parachute for our army, and build words with our blocks. Thank you so much for helping us "set the stage to engage" and create this memorable learning experience.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Disney Disguise Women's Jessie Deluxe Adult,Multi,M (8-10) Costume • Amazon Business $54.03 1 $54.03
Camouflage Novelty Helmet-12 Pack • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden ABC/123 Blocks Set, Developmental Toys, Storage Pouch, 1-Inch Wooden Blocks, 50 Pieces, 7.5" H x 2.5" W x 8.5" L • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pack of 6 Camouflage Plastic Tablecover Camo Tablecloth - 54" x 108" • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Etmact Deluxe Bag Of Classic Toy Green Army Soldiers, Various Poses, 200 Count • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
TOY BOX - FRIENDSHIP • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
I AM BUZZ LIGHTYEAR • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Friends Forever (Disney/Pixar Toy Story) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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