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Ms. Porter from Detroit MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Bare Necessities

My students need the bare necessities (hats, socks, gloves) for those just in case days.

  • $491 goal

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My Students

My pre-K students come into our classroom every day looking forward to a new learning opportunity. One of their favorite parts of the day is called small group time. During this time, students work alongside 8 other students and me to develop their kindergarten readiness skills.

I expose them to different types of student-friendly activities that tap into the 7 domains of Early Childhood Development.

These domains are gross motor, fine motor, language, cognitive, social-emotional, adaptive and moral.

I want my students to have a positive view of school and to feel successful in grades to come. I teach at a Title I school in a large city in Michigan where almost all of my students are living at or below the poverty line. Many of my students had no prior experiences with basic kindergarten readiness skills before entering my classroom.

Despite their struggles, my students deserve the best classroom environment, one that allows them to blossom in the previously mentioned areas.

My Project

Restroom and water accidents along with clothing issues happen in my preschool classroom. My students need to be prepared for them. I would love to provide my students with the bare necessities when needed. These items include: coats, hats, gloves, underwear, and socks.Being outside twice a day for thirty to 45 minutes in this weather can be torture if you don't have warm clothes. Furthermore, young children have occasional accidents. Although, I informed parents at the beginning of the school year that their child will need a extra pair of "just in case clothes", all parents may not be able to send them in for financial reasons.

For this reason, I am asking for hats, gloves, coats, socks and just in case clothes to give to my students who cannot afford to purchase them.

All students should be able to come to school and be warm and comfortable, thus I'm ensureing that will happen for my students.

Ms. Porter
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pink Platinum Little Girls' Quilted Puffer With Hat and Scarf, Brown, 5/6 • Amazon Business $26.99 2 $53.98
Jefferies Socks Little Boys' Seamless Sport Crew Non-Cushion Socks, White, Small (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $24.00 2 $48.00
FoMann Magic Stretch Gloves for Children 7-16 Years (12 Pairs Assorted),Small • Amazon Business $23.95 2 $47.90
iXtreme Little Boys' Tonal Geo Print Colorblock Puffer, Orange, 5 • Amazon Business $37.64 1 $37.64
Hanes Big Boys' Red Label Comfortsoft Boxer Briefs, Assorted, S • Amazon Business $14.61 2 $29.22
The Children's Place Boys Size His Pull-On Cargo Pants, New Navy, 8 Slim • Amazon Business $13.65 2 $27.30
iXtreme Little Boys' Tonal Geo Print Colorblock Puffer, Green, 6 • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Hanes Big Girls' Tagless Cotton Briefs 12-Pack, Assorted, 6 • Amazon Business $11.50 2 $23.00
The Children's Place Little Girls' Uniform Short Sleeve Polo, Tidal-Ruffle 44391, Small/5/6 • Amazon Business $9.06 2 $18.12
The Children's Place Little Boys' Short Sleeve Uniform Polo, Nautico 4756, Small/5/6 • Amazon Business $8.21 2 $16.42
The Children's Place Big Boys' Short Sleeve Uniform Polo, Nautico 4756, Medium/7/8 • Amazon Business $8.21 2 $16.42
The Children's Place Big Boys' Beanie Hat, Redwood 89214, S/M(4-7YR) • Amazon Business $7.75 2 $15.50
Nickelodeon Little Boys Paw Patrol Character Hat and 2 Pairs of Mittens or Gloves Cold Weather Set, Age 2-7 (Toddler Boys Age 2-4 Hat & 2 Pair Mittens Set, Red) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
'U.S. Polo Assn. Girl\'s Peruvian Hat and Glove Set, Black/Fuchsia, Size 7-16' • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98

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