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Mrs. Denning from Baltimore MD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Best PreK Year Ever!

My students need the resources and supplies to kick off the Best PreK School Year Ever!

  • $883 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Mrs. Denning's PreK is always a place for fun and learning! We have 20 students - boys and girls aged 4 to 5 years old. All are very enthusiastic and are excited to come to school each day! Our school serves students PreK through 8th grade and is located in a neighborhood in the heart of the city. Many of our families are low income.

During our full-day PreK my students experience a variety of learning experiences in Literacy, Math, Social Studies and Science along with Social and Emotional Development, Fine Arts and Motor Development.

Learning is never boring in my room! We share much love and laughter and fun ways to learn! We practice writing letters in shaving cream! We learn how to listen for rhyming words by singing and dancing to silly tunes! We fine tune our math skills by counting and sorting holiday candy! We practice getting along with others during choice time activities! This is my 21st year teaching and I continue to enjoy creating exciting and memorable learning activities for my class!

My Project

I get so excited about new beginnings - especially the start of a new year with our youngest students - the PreK!

My project includes so many fun materials and resources to start our year with a splash - finger paint and paper, alphabet paint sponge stampers, magic boards and letter stencils, giant letter beads, outdoor classroom journals, a giant tub of animals and new baby dolls for our dramatic play center!

Everything is designed to make literacy and science learning fun AND to promote our students' social emotional development. I've also included some classroom essentials - staplers, markers, scissors, and printer ink to assist in setting our students up for success in the new school year!

Mrs. Denning
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all 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 20 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DS300X - Feels Real Baby Dolls - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $74.99 1 $74.99
AA787 - My First Draw & Write Journal - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 2 $65.98
Avanti Countertop Water Dispenser • Staples Advantage $63.19 1 $63.19
Swingline Optima Reduced Effort Stapler, 25 Sheet Capacity, Blue/Gray (66404) • Staples Advantage $30.39 2 $60.78
PP717 - Lakeshore Magic Board - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 5 $54.95
BT183 - Best-Buy Tub of Animals • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Brother Genuine LC20E3PKS Cyan, Magenta, Yellow Super High Yield Original Ink Cartridges Multi-pack (3 cart per pack)  • Staples Advantage $43.49 1 $43.49
EA165 - Jumbo Time Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
HH601 - Lakeshore Easy-Grip Sponge Painters - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE228 - Giant Alphabet Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA342 - Washable Fingerpaint - 10-Color Set - Pints • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 1 $29.50
AA719 - Magic Board Printing Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
Westcott 8" Titanium UltraSmooth Scissors, Straight-Handle, 2-Pack • Staples Advantage $23.99 1 $23.99
Brother Genuine LC20EBK Black Super High Yield Original Ink Cartridge • Staples Advantage $23.59 1 $23.59
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 16/pk (81045) • Staples Advantage $12.83 1 $12.83
FG219 - Peel & Stick Puzzle Letters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
CA269 - Paint & Collage Trays - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
Sanford Sharpie Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $7.15 1 $7.15
LL889 - Fingerpaint Paper - 11 1/2" x 14" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
Sanford Sharpie Permanent Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8/Pk • Staples Advantage $5.14 1 $5.14

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