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Mrs. Kaitlyn from New York NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We ALL Belong! Creativity and Imagination Escape!

Help me give my students materials that allow them to play with materials that show who they are with diverse puppets, dramatic play, and materials for creating a cozy and flexible classroom.

  • $1,212 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students walk into school each day full of life and excited to learn! With many of my students coming from low-income/high-poverty homes, the staff at our school makes every effort to develop our student's social-emotional and academic needs. Our school focuses on "Bee Behaviors" which teach our students to "be kind," "be ready," "be helpful," "be safe," and "be persistent." Our energetic 2nd grade class has 40% children with special needs and 60% general education students. As a teacher in a Title l school, I am constantly looking for ways to engage and challenge my students in a meaningful way.

Although many of my students are faced with several personal and academic challenges, they long for creative and meaningful experiences.

My students like to move, participate in hands-on projects and take field trips around our amazing city! The staff at our school makes it our mission to expose our students to as many different experiences as possible. By creating memorable experiences for my students, I am hopeful to inspire our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic and social-emotional excellence.

My Project

As a beautifully diverse Title One school in Harlem, New York City, our community faces many challenges. Minimal funding for materials that allow for imagination and a cozy classroom, the expansion of non-public schools in the area and personal struggles are just some challenges we face. Children need to feel safe and included in order to learn, and it is our goal to see that it happens.

It is our mission to reach every child and promote their inner beauty and individuality through hands on play, imagination, and a flexible (and cozy) classroom space.

We believe that every child should feel "at home" and safe in their school community. We are requesting puppets, community worker costumes, dramatic play materials, sensory materials and flexible seating on a new clean carpet that promote diversity and inclusion in the classroom. Our students are encouraged to express their personal and diverse backgrounds, family makeups and emotional needs. The materials we've requested were specifically chosen to help promote creativity and allows children to express their individuality.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG358 - A Spot for Everyone Classroom Carpet for 30 Kids - 9' x 12' - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $479.00 1 $479.00
RR650X - Let’s Talk! Kid Puppets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 2 $109.98
AA124 - Lakeshore Career Hat Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
LM366 - Best-Buy Multicultural Play Food Assortment • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH887 - Waterway Pipe Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
SE201 - Kinetic Sensory Sand - 2.2-Pound Bag • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
HH414 - Just Like Home Kitchen Playset • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
FK228 - Four Seasons Floor Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK212 - Solar System Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK217 - Going Places Transportation Floor Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
EE354 - Wacky Water Droppers - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$984.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,029.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$181.70

Total project goal

$1,211.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,211.35

9 Donors

-$398.00

Donations toward project cost

-$342.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.95

Matching donations from our partners

-$808.94

Match offers toward project cost

-$687.60

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$121.34

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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