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Mrs. Hudspeth from Waterford MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Well Rounded, Hands-on Learning: ELA, Math, Science - STEM Learning

Help me give my students an opportunity for hands-on learning in all academic areas. All of my students come from the inner city and low-income families. Most of my students are either ESL learners, or have learning disabilities.

  • $1,064 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students, despite the challenges they have in front of them are eager to learn and love school. In our classroom, we have built a community around what we have in common and our shared experiences. My classroom is full of diversity on many levels. I have many students who are still very low academically even though they are provided intervention and differentiated learning. Due to many coming from bilingual or Spanish speaking homes, there is a language barrier that has a great impact for their low academic growth. My kiddos are a great group of kids. I am very blessed and thankful for each and everyone of them.

Even with the challenges they face, they come to school with a strong desire to learn.

Even my lowest reading leveled students are eager to read and get to the next level... they want to succeed and want to be the best learner they can be.

My kiddos and I have a strong connection and our classroom is more of a family than it is a classroom of strangers. We all care for each other and have combined love of learning.

My Project

My school is a Title I school with all of the students from the inner city, and most are ESL learners, and/or have learning disabilities.

My goal is to provide a differentiated, hands-on learning approach in addition to the traditional methods in order to give all learning styles the best, optimal earning experience.

It has been proven that the more styles of learning that are incorporated into the learning environment the more students it will reach because it allows them to use their style of learning and their learning strengths, while allowing them to improve on their weaknesses, ultimately making them a strength.

Students today are more hands-on in their learning because of all of the advancements in technology, they are constantly doing things with their hands...it is important to incorporate this into their learning environment because it is comfortable to them, and something they are already experts at. Taking what they can do and using it towards their learning experience will only enhance their learning. ANY and ALL donations to this project are greatly appreciated and will make a HUGE difference in these children’s' lives. My kiddos and I would like to thank you in advance for your generosity and support in their futures.

Mrs. Hudspeth
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
STEM Activity Set Classroom Bundle • Kaplan Early Learning Company $107.96 1 $107.96
Hot Dots(r) Talking Pen - Silver (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $67.49 1 $67.49
Unifix(r) Word Family Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.66 5 $58.30
Beginning To Read Puzzle Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $47.66 1 $47.66
Science File Folder Games - Grades K-1 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
Unifix(r) CVC Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 2 $35.92
CVC Word Building Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.16 5 $35.80
Ten Frames Activity Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.76 1 $28.76
Dive into Shapes!tm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.99 1 $26.99
Graphing Flip Chart • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.96 1 $26.96
Learning To Sequence Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.96 1 $26.96
Toobaloo • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.36 5 $26.80
Sandpaper Letter Set - Upper and Lowercase Letters • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.19 1 $25.19
Cross-Section Flower Model • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96
Giant Magnetic Plant Life Cycle • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96
Word Shark: Short Vowels Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.06 1 $17.06
How Tall Am I? Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.06 1 $17.06
Cheese Dip Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.16 1 $16.16
Sentence Building • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.36 1 $14.36
Bananagrams(r) Word Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.36 1 $14.36
Scheduling Pocket Chart • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.49 1 $13.49
Hot Dots(r) Phonics Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.49 1 $13.49
Hot Dots(r) Phonics Consonants Set 2 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.49 1 $13.49
Hot Dots(r) Phonics Blends & Digraphs Set 4 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.49 1 $13.49
Addition and Subtraction Unknown Quantities Flashcards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 1 $13.46
Simple Addition and Subtraction Puzzles • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.56 1 $12.56
Classroom Labels: Spanish • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.69 1 $11.69
Compound Words • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.89 1 $9.89
Telling Time Hot Dots(r) Flash Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.86 1 $9.86
Subtraction Hot Dots(r) Flash Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.86 1 $9.86
Addition Hot Dots(r) Flash Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.86 1 $9.86
POP for Letterstm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 1 $8.96
Pop for Word Familiestm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 1 $8.96
Pop for Blendstm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 1 $8.96
Pop for Sight Wordstm 2tm Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 1 $8.96
Unifix(r) Graphing Base • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 1 $8.96
Hands-On Math Base Blocks (111 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.16 1 $7.16
Magnetic Marbles - Set of 20 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.26 1 $6.26
Magnetic Base Ten • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.26 1 $6.26

Materials cost

$861.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$904.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$159.57

Total project goal

$1,063.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,063.78

1 Donor

-$1,063.78

Donations toward project cost

-$904.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$159.57

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$0.00

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