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  • $596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Walker
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

The 3 R's and Fine Arts, Too!

My students need different leaning CD's and hands on manipulatives to enhance learning experiences!

Reading, Writing, and Math are essential subjects in school, but often we forget that Music, Art, and Creative Movement are very important too. While formal instruction in the basic skills gives children their educational foundation, small children need to use ALL of their senses to learn best. The children in my Kindergarten class in Western Pennsylvania are no exception. In fact, since many of my students come from low income families, they are often behind in their readiness skills, and I need to use every possible way that I can to get them to enjoy learning. That's why I like to use music, art, and creative movement to teach and reinforce the basic skills in my classroom, in addition to books and learning games. Children love to learn when they're having fun too.

However, with many children in a classroom, and budgetary cut-backs at all levels, my own money goes only so far in buying things for my classroom. I often lack the funds to provide new materials to replace old ones, or to expand the supply of books, learning games, music Cd's, art supplies, etc. for my students.

My Kindergarten students need hands-on resources that will engage them as "learners", and build skills in Reading, Writing, Math, Art, Music, and Creative Movement. I would like to enrich my classroom environment by adding to it some new Cd's containing songs for "Learning Basic Skills Through Music", and for introducing my students to the beautiful music and movement of "The Nutcracker" ballet. I would like to provide finger paint, color tiles, and an art idea book for my students, to foster their artistic creativity. The Math books and manipulatives that I requested will allow students to practice counting, patterning, and graphing skills during small group instruction time. At our classroom "Writing Center", lined writing strips can be used by the children for printing their names, sight words, new vocabulary words, and original sentences. Book and CD sets can be added to our "Listening Center" to improve listening comprehension skills. A variety of Reading center games and activity task cards can help me to provide the students with an interesting way for them to practice reading, writing, and matching their sight words, to help improve their reading fluency.

You can help me to provide appropriate, meaningful, differentiated instruction to the children in my Kindergarten class. By providing the necessary materials to enhance our classroom learning experience, the children will learn their basic skills in Reading, Writing, and Math, and will enjoy and appreciate Music, Art and Creative Movement, too. With your help, Kindergarten learning CAN be fun!

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My First Ballet Book Kate Castle, Anna DuBois • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Story of the Nutcracker Ballet Deborah Hautzig, Diane Goode, Diane Goode (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
1-100 Dot-to-Dots: Connect the Dots & Learn to Count Steve Harpster • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 Bill Martin, Jr., Michael Sampson, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Bird Songs: A Backwards Counting Book Betsy Franco-Feeney, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Curious George Learns to Count from 1 to 100 H. A. Rey, Anna Grossnickle Hines (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On Lois Ehlert, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.98 1 $4.98
Nasco Washable Finger Paint - Set of 9 Pints • Nasco $13.40 1 $13.40
Graphing Flip Chart • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.46 1 $21.46
Graphing Pocket Chart • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.44 1 $15.44
Art For The Very Young • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.95 1 $5.95
GG494 - Tub O’ Sight-Words - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 1 $12.95
GG411 - Tub O’ Sight-Words Practice Cards - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
GG495 - Tub O’ Sight-Words - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 1 $12.95
RA522 - Double-Sided Counters • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
RA448 - Color Tiles • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
TA531 - 1" Graphing Paper - 500 Sheets • Lakeshore Learning $8.90 1 $8.90
TT311 - Matching Sight-Words Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
TT313 - Building Sight-Words Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
GG317 - Sight-Word Magnets - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
GG322 - Sight-Word Magnets - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
COUNTERS SMALL BEAR • ABC School Supply, Inc. $7.99 1 $7.99
CD MUSIC BASIC SKILLS VOL 1 • ABC School Supply, Inc. $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Basic Skills Vol. II Red (CD) • Woodwind and Brasswind $15.95 1 $15.95
Tale of Benjamin Bunny The • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Tale of Peter Rabbit • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
COLORFUL CUT-OUTS OCEAN ANIMALS 36/PK ASSORTED DESIGNS • Teacher's School Supply $6.23 1 $6.23
WORD STRIPS LINED MULTI-COLORED 75/PK 3 X 8 • Teacher's School Supply $4.34 1 $4.34
123 TREASURES IN THE SEA • Teacher's School Supply $12.47 1 $12.47
GG412 - Tub O’ Sight-Words Practice Cards - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95

Materials cost

$397.62

Vendor shipping charges

$39.76

State sales tax

$23.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$488.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.12

Total project goal

$595.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$595.12

3 Donors

-$562.65

Donations toward project cost

-$488.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$32.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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