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Mrs. Vetter from Frederick MD is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Step Into the Arena-Help Young Learners Beat the Odds

Help me give my students materials to enrich and enhance their learning environment.

  • $575 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"It is not the critic who counts...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds..." T.Roosevelt

My husband and I are PROUD teachers of little minds in high needs schools.

These little minds do many GRAND things in spite of the many challenges they face as a result of poverty and trauma. In addition, the majority of my students have the challenge of learning to speak English.

Every day, we teachers enter the "arena" with our students. We strive to help them reach new heights. We push them to overcome what seems at times to be insurmountable odds. When they fall, we teach them how to get back up. When they succeed, we cheer them onward. We spend time and money to provide for their physical and emotional needs.

I LOVE my students fiercely and have come to Donors Choose to help me continue to meet the unique needs of my young learners. Thank you for your consideration!

My Project

Young children are naturally active. They need engaging materials and a safe, comfortable learning environment. Brain research shows students who have experienced poverty and trauma often need additional support to help them learn. In addition, calm, happy brains are learning brains.

By helping to fund the items in my project, you are helping to provide my students with a learning environment that is flexible to their physical, academic, and emotional needs.

For example, the chair bands and cushions will help my students who have attention difficulties to focus on activities. The literacy activities will enhance my Language Arts instruction and will provide activities that can help my English language learners learn to read.

Mrs. Vetter
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 4 $59.96
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 4 $59.96
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 4 $59.96
CALIFONE HEARING PROTECTOR - HUSH BUDDY EARMUFF - TIGER - HS-TI • School Specialty $14.19 4 $56.76
Crayola Classpack Crayons, 400/Box (52-8038) • Staples Advantage $54.09 1 $54.09
Bouncy Bands(r) for Chairs • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 4 $47.44
EE567 - Creating Sight-Word Sentences Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC111 - What’s the Sound? Word Sliders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Staples Remarx Dry Erase Markers, Asst, 24pk • Staples Advantage $16.27 1 $16.27

Materials cost

$414.42

Vendor shipping charges

$12.80

State sales tax

$24.87

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$488.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.17

Total project goal

$574.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$574.48

9 Donors

-$524.48

Donations toward project cost

-$445.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.67

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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Project Activity

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