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Mrs. Gold from New Bern NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Way to Play!

Help me give my students an Outdoor Ramps Exploration Set for playing and learning at Recess.

  • $510 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love teaching kindergarten. There is no greater transformation in a student’s growth than that which occurs with a kindergarten student in just one short school year. The students arrive with excitement, anticipation, and little expectation as to how their lives are about to change.

Kindergarten is the foundation for future learning and academic success.

It is also the place and time where children need and begin to obtain critical skills necessary for social-emotional health. In a safe and nurturing classroom learning environment, the kindergarten students are able to build strong, long-lasting relationships with their peers and us – their teachers.

Personally, I believe the single most important factor that fuels a student’s love for learning is a strong teacher-student relationship. I can recall one particular year when on the last day of school before Thanksgiving break, one extremely busy little male student gave me his usual morning hug, but also handed me a piece of paper. “Johnny” had written a personal note on the paper. On that torn and folded little piece of paper was a picture of a long table with the words, “A very big table for a very lot of people.”, “Please come”, and his address.

My Project

My Elementary is a Title I school. Our students come from families of low socioeconomic status. The playground equipment that remains in our school yard is old, rusted, and on its last legs. With cuts in school funding, there is no money for playground equipment. We have no PTO to help with fundraising. Our teachers are tired and already working as I do, an average of 54 hours a week.

Kids need and love recess!

Recess is important for many reasons. “With recess, children have choices and can organize their own games, figure out what's fair, and learn a lot of social behavior that they don't learn in P.E.” (Scholastic: Recess Makes Kids Smarter) It’s especially important for students like ours who live in apartments and tiny houses in unsafe neighborhoods with little to no yard for play. Also, recess gives teachers time to bond with their students. With the lack of playground equipment at our school, we must be creative with our activities.

With the requested Outdoor Ramps Exploration Set and balls, my students can play AND learn.

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

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC286 - Outdoor Ramps Exploration Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $349.00 1 $349.00
LC287 - Balls for Outdoor Ramps Exploration Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
FREE SHIPPING • Lakeshore Learning Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$368.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$433.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.46

Total project goal

$509.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$509.76

5 Donors

-$509.76

Donations toward project cost

-$433.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.46

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$0.00

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