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Ms. Trigg from Jackson LA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Starting Off Organized

My students need seat sacks to store hands- on math kits and other supplies. They also need dry erase boards and markers to play review games and lanyards for centers.

  • $911 goal

This project expired on November 13, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever heard, "everything you need to know you learn in kindergarten?" Well, in our class that includes learning to work as part of a team and alone. Imagine a classroom designed so 5 year olds know just who to work with, where to go, and where to put supplies... independently!

My 26 kindergarten students are an energetic bunch of 4, 5 and 6 year olds in rural Louisiana.

They are creative, loving, and capable of WAY more than adults sometimes give them credit for. Amongst many other topics, my students especially enjoy scientifically observing and documenting things like insects, weather, water, and plumbing. They use their imaginations to act out many different scenarios, their words to solve problems with kindness and respect, and their hands to climb, count, write and create many works of art. Reading and hearing stories is a favorite activity along with outdoor play and center time (when I pull small groups to teach to individual levels while my remaining students may choose activities to complete alone or in teams). They are knowledge sponges! My school is a small, close-knit elementary. Most (98%) of our students receive free or reduced lunch. We all work hard with the resources we have and have made lots of academic improvements in the last few year

My Project

The resources you provide by funding this grant will be used by these students daily. Each student will have a name plate to reference when writing letters and numbers or recalling shapes and colors. Each child will have his or her own seat sack to store work in progress, materials for our hands-on math lessons and other supplies. We do not have cubbies so personal storage space is especially necessary. Everyone is different so having a personal spot allows each child to store work for later if he or she needs more time. We use white boards to practice, even while waiting in line at the bathroom! The color coding supplies will make it easy to assign jobs and divide students into small groups. For example, "if you have a red seat sack, please collect the papers today!" The lanyards will hold necklaces used to create choice within limits at center time. Students are free to choose any station (painting, imaginary play, counting games etc.) with a necklace left and switch at any time.

These donations will not only improve my classroom by helping me give students more free choice and individual instruction, but also by contributing to an organized, neat, and low-stress environment that facilitates the development of meta-cognitive skills.

When everything has a place and everyone has a space, the students can run the room and keep it neat and functional. What a valuable skill that is for life!

Ms. Trigg
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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16 donors16 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOARDS WRITE ON WRITE OFF PACK OF 10 • School Specialty $35.14 3 $105.42
DRY ERASE BOARD RED AND BLUE DUAL SIDE 9X12 PACK OF 24. • School Specialty $89.29 1 $89.29
MARKER DRY ERASE BLACK EXPO CLICK PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $22.79 3 $68.37
SEAT SACK MEDIUM-15'' ORIGINAL BLUE • School Specialty $11.20 6 $67.20
SEAT SACK MEDIUM-15'' ORIGINAL BLACK • School Specialty $11.20 6 $67.20
SEAT SACK MEDIUM-15'' ORIGINAL RED • School Specialty $11.20 6 $67.20
SEAT SACK MEDIUM-15'' ORIGINAL YELLOW • School Specialty $11.20 6 $67.20
SECURITY BADGE - CLIP STYLE 3X4 PACK OF 50 • School Specialty $27.07 2 $54.14
LANYARDS ASSORTED COLORS SET OF 12 • School Specialty $4.84 3 $14.52
NAMEPLATE QUICK STICK TRADITIONAL MANUSCRIPT GR 1-2 • School Specialty $10.06 1 $10.06
SHEET PROTECTOR HD TOP LOAD CLEAR PACK OF 100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $7.78 1 $7.78

Materials cost

$618.38

Vendor shipping charges

$61.84

State sales tax

$54.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$773.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$136.52

Total project goal

$910.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$910.13

15 Donors

-$902.50

Donations toward project cost

-$769.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$133.14

match offer

-$5.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$4.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.63

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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