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Ms. Gupta from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Toys For My Tots!

Help me give my students fun and engaging toys and books for indoor play!

  • $391 goal

This project expired on March 2, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach reading to many different classes of brilliant girls in New York City. Many of my students are English language learners and children with special needs. Most qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

All of my students are creative, thoughtful, and eager learners, and much of their knowledge this year has been expressed through their literacy and play.

It has been so exciting to see them fully engaged each day as they learn through collaboration and play with their peers.

I teach 27 bright and beautiful second graders in a high-needs area of New York. My students and I have been working intensively to get to grade level proficiency in reading. We set realistic reading goals and are working to make at least one year's growth. They have a goal-setting mindset.

My Project

Do you remember being stuck inside for months at a time during the cold winter months or the rainy spring weeks? My students need activities that will entertain and challenge them during this recess time. Free play during recess times helps these students learn to work toward a goal, interact with other students, play on a team, and resolve disagreements. We currently don't have enough games or activities in our classroom that students can use during indoor recesses. This makes our free play time a dreaded event rather than a time they can have fun. Let's change that for my students! With these materials, my students will have the opportunity to get their creative juices flowing. They can enjoy dramatic play with the dolls and food toys. I am also requesting many fiction and nonfiction books that feature African American characters so they have accurate representation of themselves in their books.

My students love to engage in creative play.

Please help them to see that there are fun, productive, and challenging things to do indoors! Your generous donation will be treasured in our classroom every day! Thank you so much for your support! It is greatly appreciated.

Ms. Gupta
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Baby Alive Potty Dance Baby: Talking Baby Doll with Black Curly Hair, Potty, Rewards Chart, Undies and More, Doll That “Pees” on Her Potty, for Girls and Boys 3 Years Old And Up • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
Sugar Plum Ballerinas Box Set • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Super Sprout Broccoli Sprout Powder (Organic) - 70 Grams (2.47 Ounces) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Durable Kids Doctor Kit with Electronic Stethoscope and 12 Medical Doctor's Equipment, Packed in a Sturdy Gift Case • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Melissa & Doug Cutting Food - Play Food Set With 25+ Hand-Painted Wooden Pieces, Knife, and Cutting Board • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Little Feminist Board Book Set • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Melissa & Doug Food Groups - 21 Hand-Painted Wooden Pieces and 4 Crates • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
My First Book of Soccer: A Rookie Book (A Sports Illustrated Kids Book) (Sports Illustrated Kids Rookie Books) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Big Hair, Don't Care • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Counting With -Contando Con Frida (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Dream Big, Little One (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Educational Insights Playfoam Combo 8-Pack: Never Dries Out! • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Emi's Curly Coily, Cotton Candy Hair • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Froggy Plays Soccer • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$297.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$331.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.54

Total project goal

$390.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$390.29

2 Donors

-$334.18

Donations toward project cost

-$331.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.43

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$56.11

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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