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Ms. Gardella from Bronx NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Choice in First Grade!

My students need Amazon Fire tablets, puzzles, and Calming Color pillows and bean bag chairs. Student choice encourages children to be purposeful learners!

  • $1,105 goal

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My Students

My students are an enthusiastic, active, curious group of six-and-seven-year-olds. They begin every day full of life and ready to share their thoughts and ideas. They love to spend their time in school questioning, exploring, and learning.

Our school is located in the South Bronx, and it is in one of the poorest districts in the country.

All students in the school are eligible for free breakfast and lunch, and a percentage of our students are in temporary housing. Many students come from Spanish speaking homes, and English is their second language.

My Project

The goal of this project is to provide my students with more choice. Each student learns at their own pace in their own way. By creating more options through flexible seating, puzzles, and centers my students can take more ownership of their learning.

Choice is a powerful tool in motivating students to pursue learning by making it enjoyable and promoting greater enthusiasm and interest in learning.

This, along with differentiation, is essential for student success. The Amazon Fire Tablets will allow students to access to various reading and math programs and games. The puzzles are differentiated and will provide students with number concepts, reading, and problem solving skills.

The Calming Color pillows and bean bags will provide students with choice to do their learning in a way that is most comfortable and appropriate for them. They will be a great addition during independent reading and writing time!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

29 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Black - with Special Offers • Amazon Business $44.99 4 $179.96
LC199 - Calming Colors™ Pillows - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
BR302BU - Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
CS439 - Crazy Shapes Magnetic Building Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD420SG - Calming Colors™ Little Beanbag Seat - Sage Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD420SB - Calming Colors™ Little Beanbag Seat - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP238 - Clear-View Marble Run • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
BMOUO All New Fire 7 2017 Case - Light Weight Shock Proof Handle Kid-Proof Cover Kids Case for All New Fire 7 Tablet (7th Generation, 2017 Release), Black • Amazon Business $16.98 2 $33.96
LL569 - Sequencing Numbers 1-30 Puzzles - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT758 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP929 - Giant Magnetic Visual Models Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
PP838 - Snap-Bots • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
EE868 - Base 10 Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE866 - Simple Operations Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
BMOUO All New Fire 7 2017 Case - Light Weight Shock Proof Handle Kid-Proof Cover Case for All New Fire 7 Tablet (7th Generation, 2017 Release), Green • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
BMOUO All New Fire 7 2017 Case - Light Weight Shock Proof Handle Kid-Proof Cover Kids Case for All New Fire 7 Tablet (7th Generation, 2017 Release), Blue • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
JJ465 - 4-Letter Word Building Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
FK217 - Going Places Transportation Floor Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
GG187 - Sound-It-Out Blends Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Melissa & Doug Children of the World Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 32 inches diameter) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
HH728 - Numbers to 100 Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
JJ388 - Write & Wipe Student Number Lines - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99

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