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Mrs. Washington-Thomas from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Start the Pre-K Year Right!

The cost of paintbrushes, cryaons, 20 blank books, play sets, puppets, and other craft supplies from Lakeshore Learning is $250, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $250 goal

This project expired on January 26, 2006.

This project expired on January 26, 2006.

I'm a NYC Board of Education Teacher. I've been working for the board since 2002. The school I work at is in Brownsville, New York. I teach Pre-Kindergarten in P.S./I.S. 323. It is so hard for our school to get supplies because we are a title one school and we are in a low- income area. About 98% of our students get free lunch. The supplies in my school are very scarce. I feel we need more supplies in order to keep our children coming to school, to want more. I would like the supplies so that my students can be creative. Pre-k is the beginning stage of our students' learning, and without supplies it's hard for them to get the adequate knowledge they need to succeed in future grades. You have to have that background knowledge in order to make a successful step. Pre-K is not a testing grade, so the majority of the school's funding goes to those grades which need to achieve good test scores. I think it would be great for the September children to have all the resources they need right in the classroom. This will help me because I can teach and do more projects and creative things with my students. At the moment, the children constantly have to go to the neighboring library to borrow books and I have to spend money to make sure there are adequate manipulatives in the math center. It would be helpful for the new 18 children to have enough materials available in the classroom.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC55 - Super Housecleaning Set • Lakeshore Learning $37.50 1 $37.50
AA774 - Blank Hardcover Book - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $25.00 2 $50.00
LC170 - People Shapes? Project Kit • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
CG583 - 9 • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 1 $10.95
TT719 - Lakeshore Alphabet Kids • Lakeshore Learning $9.95 1 $9.95
AA619 - Collage Puppets - Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning $9.95 1 $9.95
LK936 - Economy Paintbrush Assortment - Set of 2 • Lakeshore Learning $6.95 1 $6.95
VX272 - 12-Color Standard Crayons - Single Pack • Lakeshore Learning $0.89 18 $16.02

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