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Ms. Franchi from Santa Monica CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

TK Transformation

Help me give my students a classroom makeover with more cozy nooks for readings and open-ended materials for exploring and creating.

  • $654 goal

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My Students

Students in my Transitional Kindergarten classroom enter at age 4 and turn 5 before December. It is a unique opportunity for these younger students to have a bridge between Preschool and Kindergarten that meets their specific developmental needs. The TK program is paving the way for a foundation that is built on a love of learning.

Students in my class are learning what it means to be part of a larger group as they extend their safety net to include school.

All of my students are learning the social language of school as they explore engaging materials. I have several English Language Learners, some of whom speak more than 2 languages at home, who need extra support developing language skills. I believe the use of literature is my most powerful tool for providing opportunities for these young minds to learn about both their own world and the many worlds outside of themselves.

My Project

These materials will help me redesign the classroom. I want to provide opportunities for more storytelling​ with open-ended materials like the Simply Sweet Fabric Play Scarves and Guidecraft Rainbow and Magnifying Blocks. The woven baskets and wooden bowls will help me organize these materials in an inviting and accessible way. These materials will be put out in our new Storytelling Station to encourage children to expand their use of story language.

I am looking forward to enhancing our beautiful classroom!

My hope is to create a cozy reading nook using the Canicove Teepee Tent and floor cushion. The warm twinkle lights will enhance the feeling that our space is a magical one! I hope to continue to instill a love of reading and provide quiet opportunities for students who want to interact with the worlds of books!

Ms. Franchi
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canicove Teepee Tent for Kids - Award Winning 100% Cotton Play Tent - Large Indoor/Outdoor Tipi for Boys & Girls + Free Fun Flags! • Amazon Business $78.00 1 $78.00
Asweets Denim Floor Cotton Canvas Cushion for Teepees Play Tents, Dark Blue • Amazon Business $71.04 1 $71.04
YiGooood Montessori Toys for Toddlers Wooden Balance Beam Weighing Scale, Sensorial Early Childhood Training Educational Learning Math Toys • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
LoongBaby Cotton Rope Storage Basket Toy Chest Nesting Bins Candy Basket Handmade Box Approved by the FDA for Household Kids Toy Collection (Grey-M) • Amazon Business $18.00 3 $54.00
Goodpick 18.8" x 17.7" x 13.8" Extra Large Cotton Rope Basket - Woven Baskets - Cotton Thread Nursery Storage Bins - Laundry Basket - Baby Toy Storage-Home Storage Containers • Amazon Business $25.97 2 $51.94
Guidecraft Magnification Blocks Kids Learning & Educational Toys, Stacking Blocks • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Guidecraft Rainbow Blocks - Shimmering Water, Educational Toy for Kids - Stacking Blocks • Amazon Business $27.96 1 $27.96
Simply Sweet Fabric Play Scarves + Storage Bag for Easy Clean Up : Perfect for Kids Pretend and Creative Play , Dress Up and Childhood Fun , 35" Large Bundle of 6 Bright Colored Polyester Silks • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
LULIND - Artificial Grass Square Tiles - 12.2 x 12.2 Inch Small Green Turf Rug (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $25.01 1 $25.01
Woven Wood Salad Bowls with Pan Scraper (6-Pack, 8 Inch) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Silver Wire Easel Display Stand - Smooth Chrome Metal - 3 Inch - Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Pack of 6 LED Moon Starry String Lights with 20 Micro LEDs on 7 Feet Silver Coated Copper Wire, 2 x CR2032 Battery Power(Included), for DIY Wedding Centerpiece or Table Decorations (Warm White) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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