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Ms. Schultz from Madison WI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Structures, Breaks, Games, Fun and Language Learning

My students need books, math games, fidgets, timers, writing materials and more to support classroom structures and increased fun while learning.

  • $943 goal

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My Students

Do you ever need a break? Our morning begins with a song, a circle, a community of eager learners. Each student in my class is learning at least one language. Knowing what a struggle learning language can be reminds me of the support needed to maximize fun, play, breaks and structure to learn.

The students in my class are 6 and 7 year old children.

They are playful, curious, emotional, active and engaged. The students come to school every day eager to try new things, learn new things, ask many questions and explore new ideas. In order to do all of these things the students in my class must learn Math, Literacy, Writing, Science, Social Studies in both English and Spanish. They have the same amount of time everyday as all other students with the goal and objective of maximizing language while they explore. The students come from diverse families from all over the world and from all different walks of life. In addition to learning all 1st grade standards my students are exploring bigger ideas in the world such as their own feelings, racism, friendships, etc. Supporting these students is crucial in supporting the growth of bi-literate and engaged world citizens in the future.

My Project

Student in my class will use the books to ask questions and explore ideas and support further language development. They will use all the writing materials to explore in playful and meaningful ways to write and use language. They will use the timers and other organizational materials to support their exploration and the structures in the classroom that allow teachers to manage 33 students, support learning and language development at the same time. They will use the math games to support math language and learning. The cash register will be used in the school store that teaches students the role of needs verses wants and earning money and paying for the daily needs. My students will use all the fidgets, gel beads and the play foam to engaging mental breaks and attention supports after completion of their work.

This project supports the curiosity and learning of 33 six and seven years old children and their increased language development.

This will support their language development, exploration, mental and emotional relaxation and learning in a way that is meaningful, engaging and enjoyable.

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Ms. Schultz
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 49 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Datexx The Miracle Cube Timer, Green • Amazon Business $13.88 10 $138.80
LL786X - Double-Sided Magnetic Write & Wipe Mini Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.50 3 $115.50
Datexx The Miracle Cube Timer, Purple • Amazon Business $14.28 6 $85.68
Eggspert • Nasco $42.29 2 $84.58
Time Timer, 12 Inch • Amazon Business $28.03 2 $56.06
Pretend Play Teaching Cash Register • Nasco $42.95 1 $42.95
Ten Frame Towers Board Games • Amazon Business $26.11 1 $26.11
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.21 2 $24.42
Dare!: A Story about Standing Up to Bullying in Schools (The Weird! Series) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
¿Has Llenado una Cubeta Hoy?: Una Guía Diaria de Felicidad para Niños (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $9.79 2 $19.58
BugOut Bob • Nasco $7.23 2 $14.46
Green OneFinger Spacers • Nasco $12.71 1 $12.71
Spaghetti in A Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $5.77 2 $11.54
Writing CLAW- Sample Pack- (2 Smalls- 2 Mediums -2 Large) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Light Up Molecule Ball • Nasco $5.31 2 $10.62
Prudencia Se Preocupa = Wemberly Worried (Coleccion Rascacielos) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Crisantemo/ Chrysanthemum (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
CanDo Gel Squeeze Balls Light Resistance Red • Nasco $4.68 2 $9.36
Eggbert: The Slightly Cracked Egg (Paperstar) • Amazon Business $6.53 1 $6.53
2 Ounce Pack- 60 Grams - (Almost 4,000 ) Jelly BeadZ Water Bead Gel- Bright Rainbow Mix • Amazon Business $5.85 1 $5.85

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