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Mrs. Troupe from McLoud OK is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Turn on the Water Works

My students need the tactile experience of their hands in sand and water table to expose them to new discoveries. The aprons are needed to keep their clothes clean and dry.

  • $387 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

When my students go home everyday and their family asks that century old question, "What did you do at school today?" I want my students to respond, "We played!" Pre-Kindergarten students are programmed to learn through play. All of our activities and projects are learning, masked in play.

We are a small rural school.

Our school services Pre-K to 8th grade. Our Pre-Kindergarten classroom goes to school for the full day just as the older grades do. We may be a small school but that also make us a tight knit group. We look out for each other and we work together for the growth and education of each student.

My Project

With a sand and water table the Pre-Kindergarten students will learn a vast array of science and math principles. The water makes it easy to explore sinking and floating, or gears and wheels, ramps and the basic concepts of hydroelectricity. An example lesson may be fishing for tropical fish with tweezers. The tweezers help develop hand grip for holding a pencil, and they then needed to count their fish. To them, it's simply playing. Sand makes for an artistic platform where they can explore their individual creativity. It also makes a great hiding place for small treasures to be discovered and then manipulated. An example sand lesson may be putting their hand prints into the sand and another student 'investigate' the hand to see who the print belongs to. This works on cooperation, communication, observation, trial and error, and brainstorming. To them, it's simply playing.

When you come from a small rural community, often resources are limited.

When students come to school they may have other things on their minds, like what they need to do when they get home. When teachers, and the community invest resources and time into the classrooms it show students that they are important. And when our students feel that they are valued they come better prepared, and excited to learn. I want my students to know that they are valued everyday.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 13 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Double Tray Sand & Water Table • Kaplan Early Learning Company $233.71 1 $233.71
Art Apron - Long Sleeve (set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $38.21 1 $38.21

Materials cost

$271.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$328.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.91

Total project goal

$386.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$386.07

2 Donors

-$286.07

Donations toward project cost

-$243.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.91

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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