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Mrs. Collins from Lehigh Acres FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Transforming Our Learning!

Help me give my students materials to transform our classroom into a construction zone, a jungle, and a pirate ship to promote engagement.

  • $621 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We, the players of Ms. K's class, will work hard to be the best team. We will complete our work, meet our AR goals, and have a lot of fun. - Student created mission statement.

My 18 new first grade students are full of energy and love learning new things every day.

Most of them come from a low income home where school is a safe place to spend their days. Each student is given a free breakfast every morning as well as free lunch.

My Project

This project will supply my students with materials to create three different room transformations which will provide memories that they will remember forever!

I firmly believe that engagement is one of the most important parts of good instruction.

Room transformations provide instant engagement! I want my students to be excited about learning and I always want them to wonder what will happen next inside our classroom!

The best thing is that most of the items in this project can be used for years to come. The decorations will be saved and used the following years. The hats will be for each student to wear during the week and take home as a memory of the fun learning we did in class.

The laminating sheets and card stock will allow me to create engaging center that go along with our transformation theme. This will help tie in our activities with our surroundings.

Mrs. Collins
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 4 $41.80
Pirate Party Supplies for kids - Pirate Hats, Eye Patches, Party favors - Pirate Party Decorations by Tigerdoe (12 Pirate Hats & 12 Pirate Eye Patches) • Amazon Business $12.89 3 $38.67
Funny Party Hats Dress Up Hats - Construction Hats - Soft Plastic Hats by (24 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
LoveInUSA Artificial Grape Leaves Ivy Silk Fake Vines Hanging Wedding Garland ,Home Decoration Total Tength 32 FT 4 Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Educational Insights AlphaMagnets- Color-Coded Lowercase (42 pieces) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
EOOUT 16pcs Plastic Poly Zip Envelope File Folder Bags,Letter Size,7 Color • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.96 4 $27.84
Construction Zone Mini Tote Bags - Party Supplies (24 PACK) • Amazon Business $13.53 2 $27.06
Adorox 12Pc Khaki Beige Soft Plastic Tan Childs Jungle Safari Pith Sun Hat Costume Birthday Party Favor Kids Halloween Toy • Amazon Business $8.89 3 $26.67
Adorox 24 Pcs Firefighter Chief Soft Plastic Childs Hat • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Learning Resources LER6402 Lowercase Lacing Letters • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Kenley Inflatable Drinks Cooler - Floating Pirate Ship - Supplies & Decorations for Beach Pool Party, Summer Picnic, BBQ, Luau or Pirate Theme Kids Birthday - Ice Buffet Tray Drink Holder Serving Bar • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Fire Fighter Photo Booth Props and Backdrop Set - Set of 10 Photo Booth Props and Brick Photo Booth Background - Perfect Decorations for Fire Truck Birthday Party! • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
KwikSafety SUPERIOR | Class 2 Economy Safety Vest | 360° High Visibility Reflective ANSI Compliant Work Wear | Hi Vis Yellow 9 Pockets Heavy Duty Zipper | Men Women Regular to Oversized Fit | Large • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
TorxGear Kids Under Construction Party Tape! - 300 Foot Roll, 3" Wide, Black and Yellow - Caution, Birthday Tape - Construction Grade Quality • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
2 Pack Construction Zone All Over Print Birthday Plastic Table Cover, 54 x 108, Yellow/Black/Gray • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Jungle Monkey Canopy (Includes Four 12 Ft. Garlands) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Fun Express 12 (1 dozen) Firefighter Fireman Party Dangling Swirls • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
(2 Pc Set ) Inflatable Fire Party Dalmation Dog and Fire Hydrant - One of Each Per Order • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
GuassLee Jungle Animals Party Swirl Decorations - 30 Pack Hanging Swirl Animals Party Supplies animal theme birthday party decorations, Multicolor • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Pirate Theme Party Tablecloths - 3 Pack Skulls Crossbones Disposable Plastic Rectangular Table Covers for Kid Birthday Decorations and Party Supplies in Red, White, Black, 54 x 108 inches • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
eFrutti Mini Burger Gummy 60 Pack • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Construction Party Hanging Swirl Decorations - 12 ct • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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