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Ms. Rudzinski from Bronx NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools for Success

My students need family engagement packs to reinforce literacy concepts at home, and prizes such as legos, Play Doh and puzzle balls to supplement their prize box.

  • $593 goal

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My Students

We are an integrated collaborative teaching (ICT) first-grade class, with a mixture of general and special education students at a high-needs, Title I school in the Bronx. While the majority of students come from low-income homes or from homes with limited parental involvement, they are enthusiastic and come to school every day ready to learn. They see school as a consistent part of their daily lives and love to make me proud.

My first graders are some of the happiest children I have ever had the pleasure of working with; they inspire me to provide the best education I can for them.

My Project

We are requesting a variety of family engagement packs to support our lower-level students at home. When speaking with parents, many state that they are unsure of how to better support their child at home.

Many students enter first grade below grade level, so it is our hope that by providing these family engagement packs, students will be more motivated to review literacy concepts at home.

We are requesting the word building pack to support their ability to stretch out words to hear individual sounds, and lastly, the sight words pack will support their fluency and recognition of common sight words. These skills will help them to build a foundation for future success in school. These kits are in both English and Spanish which allow success for all the families in my classroom.

Last year, our school implemented a positive behavior intervention system (PBIS). I mirrored this system in my own classroom, and I really saw a difference in the positive behaviors amongst the students! The only problem is, they are so terrific I am running out of ways to reward them! I am requesting rewards that will appeal to both the girls and boys in the class including Legos, Puzzle Balls, Play-Doh, and coloring books. The students themselves have requested these specific incentives, so I know they will be highly motivated to earn these prizes. I plan on giving them away or letting them choose when they do something extra-special or meet a goal at the end of the week. The Legos kit is to reward those kids who work extra hard during the week, since they love to build. My kids deserve it!

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
LC872 - Family Engagement Reading Pack - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 2 $43.98
GG642 - Sight-Words Family Engagement Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
GG649 - Word Building Family Engagement Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
Playz Edible Candy! Food Science STEM Chemistry Kit - 40+ DIY Make Your Own Chocolates and Candy Experiments for Boy, Girls, Teenagers, & Kids Ages 8+ • Amazon Business $37.95 1 $37.95
Building Brick Vehicles with Minifigures (Set of 8) for Party Favors, Gifts, Cake Decorations, Cupcake Toppers, or Just to Build for Fun! • Amazon Business $10.53 3 $31.59
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Ja-Ru Magic Grow Dino Egg (Party Favor Bundle Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Permanent Adhesive Backed Vinyl Sheets by EZ Craft USA - 12" x 12" - 40 Sheets Assorted Colors Works With Cricut and Other Cutters • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 2 - 12-Pack Egg Carton by Spin Master • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Bingcute 12Pcs Girl Princess Rhinestone Tiara Crown with Comb For Princess Party Favors • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Scentco Colored Smencils 10-pack of Gourmet Scented Color Pencils • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
iBaseToy 24 Pack Flying Glider Plane - 8" Long, 6 Different Designs, Sturdy Construction, Easy Assembly - Perfect Party Favors for Kids Boys Girls • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Joyin Toy 12 Pack 14’’ Big Bubble Wand Assortment (1 Dozen) - Super Value Pack of Summer Toy Party Favor • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Blades for Cricut Explore Air 2 Vinyl Cutting Machines 45 Degree 10 Pieces Cutting Replacement Blades for Cricut • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
LEEHUR 20Pcs Squishy Toys, Party Favors Mochi Squishies Mini Squeeze Funny Toy Soft Stress and Anxiety Relief Toys for Kids/Adults Random Color • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
5" x 5" Kids Foam Tic Tac Toe, Party Favor, 24 Pack By 4E’s Novelty, • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Activity Pad Assortment Party Accessory 1 dozen • Amazon Business $9.41 1 $9.41
Extra Long Magic Spring Assorted Neon Colors Coil Springs (1 Dozen) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Fun Puzzle Balls by Neliblu - Clear Instructional Videos and Sheets Included - Bulk Party Favors - Party Games - Fidget Brain Teaser Puzzles 2.5" - 1 Dozen Bulk Pack of Party Toys • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 2 - 4-Pack + Bonus (Styles & Colors May Vary) by Spin Master • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Fun Express Swirl Lollipops, Large, 2 3/4-Inch Suckers, 6-Inch Plastic Stick, Cherry, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Super Z Outlet Mini Color 3x3 Cube Puzzle Game Toy for Party Favors (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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