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Ms. Diaz from Baltimore MD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

There Was a Classroom That Swallowed Some Books

Help me give my students storytelling kits, in order that I may make stories come alive for them. It is thrilling to see their eyes light up with the joy of discovery!

  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hugs and high-fives between friends in my class are not uncommon. Every day, encouraging words are spoken. What makes this classroom unique is the fact that all 8 learners have special needs. We are an inclusion class, so students spend half their day with general ed same-age, developmentally appropriate peers. Our learners are curious, rambunctious, and ready to have fun. They know, however, the following dictum: First work, then play. And the playtime gives me opportunities to pose simple questions about letters and numbers, to develop language, and to create problem-solving scenarios. This positive climate is built in a Baltimore City Title I school.

My Project

Elijah, a 4 y.o. with autism, has already begun to dash into other classrooms to play with a nearby Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom tree. I just know I'll be able to stimulate the childrens' love for learning with these storytelling kits I'm anxious to provide. My learners are sweet, and silly, and eager. Also, it will help prevent eloping (chuckle) if we already have the supplies our kids are driven to explore. They really are great kids - dynamos of energy - and they crave interesting, fun projects. Today, for instance, we made applesauce, then reviewed the ingredients and steps with an art project. Their faces were screwed up in concentration as they went to it with gusto. Please help me make this classroom a doorway to magical reading adventures!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA960X - Lakeshore Storytelling Kits - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
LA510 - There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA959 - The Kissing Hand Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA645 - Activity Tree for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR514 - Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR944 - The Jacket I Wear in the Snow Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR513 - No, David! Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
BK647 - Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99

Materials cost

$366.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$424.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.90

Total project goal

$499.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$499.35

5 Donors

-$498.47

Donations toward project cost

-$424.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.02

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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