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Mrs. Nelson from San Rafael CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Summer Smarts!

Help me give my students a bag of workbooks, flashcards, white boards and crayons to keep them learning throughout the summer!

  • $1,514 goal

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My Students

My students need your help! All of my kindergarteners are English language learners. Imagine the challenge of learning to read, write, and do math in a language that is not spoken in your home. I want to make learning fun and exciting for my students because they deserve it.

My students are amazing.

I have 24 kindergartners; most of whom come from immigrant families who live well below the poverty line. Their parents are some of the most hardworking individuals I know. Unfortunately, the long hours that these families work means little to no academic support at home. That means that we need to make the most of the school day and fill our classroom with the tools that make learning possible.

My school is dedicated to educating each child in a safe, enriching environment that respects individual and cultural differences while helping students achieve mastery of California's Common Core State Standards. We have a school-wide college-bound focus, and our teachers provide high expectations and academic rigor for all of our students.

My Project

At the end of each school year, I say good-bye to my kindergartners and have them promise me that they will practice all of the reading, writing and math skills that we have learned throughout the year. Unfortunately, once first grade begins many of my students haven't picked up a book or had access to the materials necessary to keep learning. Research shows children that don't read during summer vacation actually slip in reading ability once school begins again. I want to change that!

Please help me give my students a tote bag full of math, reading, and writing workbooks, flashcards for math facts, and books to read with their families.

My students come from economically disadvantaged households where they do not have the money or resources to help their children academically. Let's help start this summer off right! Let's give them the tools necessary to keep learning and start first grade with the skills necessary to succeed!

Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Nelson
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Kindergarten Workbook: 101 Games and Activities to Support Kindergarten Skills • Amazon Business $10.49 25 $262.25
Crayola Back To School Supplies, Grades 3-5, Ages 7, 8, 9, 10 (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.92 25 $198.00
Learn to Read: A Magical Sight Words and Phonics Activity Workbook for Beginning Readers Ages 5-7: Learn to Read and Write Made EASY | 100 + Practice ... | Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade • Amazon Business $6.99 25 $174.75
First Grade, Here I Come! • Amazon Business $6.79 25 $169.75
School Zone - Get Ready Flash Cards Addition & Subtraction 2 Pack - Ages 6 to 7, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Addition, Subtraction, Early Math, Problem-Solving, and More • Amazon Business $5.96 25 $149.00
Simply Green Solutions Blank 100% Cotton Fabric Reusable Cloth Bags - Set of 5 - Tote Bags for School, Tote Bags for Grocery Shopping, Fun Promotional Items or Eco-Friendly Reusable Bags • Amazon Business $14.99 5 $74.95
School Zone - Math Basics 1 Workbook - 32 Pages, Ages 6 to 7, Grade 1, Addition, Subtraction, Greater Than, Less Than, Comparing, and More (School Zone I Know It!xae Workbook Series) • Amazon Business $2.49 25 $62.25
Blue Summit Supplies 30 Pack Dry Erase Lapboard Classroom Set, Includes 30 Whiteboards 9 x 12 Inch, 30 Markers, 30 Erasers, Ideal for Teachers, Students, Sunday School, Group Participation • Amazon Business $44.49 1 $44.49

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