Monday, April 21, 2014

Donors Choose ROCKS! and a Donation


I sat on the fence long enough!  I have read about and heard so many teachers share all the wonderful resources that they received through Donors Choose and still I waited!

I made the leap this year and was honored and humbled by the support that poured in from family, friends, staff, parents at our school (both in my class and those I have never met!) and total strangers! It touched my heart and the heart of my 18 students.  Now it is my turn to give a little back!



We had FOUR projects funded over a three month span and now each child in my class has their own stability ball! My kids {LOVE} them and we are so excited to have them.  I could go on and on about stability balls, but that will be another post:)



I have to say that these particular ball chairs and the Donors Choose projects were inspired by a post at Mrs. Stanford's Class.  You can click on her button below to take her to her post about ball chairs.
Mrs. Stanford's Class
You can even head on over to TpT and download a Donors Choose Quick Guide by Fun Fresh Firsties. It doesn't get any easier than that!

Donors Choose Quick Guide


So now it is time to give a little back!  I have signed up at Donors Choose to donated $10.00 a month so each month they send me a reminder with account credits.  So here is YOUR chance to get $10.00 towards YOUR PROJECT!  What??  No project??  This is your time to sign up or pick a favorite project you would like to support!

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Don't forget to leave a comment with YOUR favorite Donors Choose project! I can't wait to see them all. GOOD LUCK!

16 comments:

  1. Hope to win but if I dont thank you for the information on donors choose.

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  2. I just posted about my latest Donor's Choose project! I can't wait to hear about those chairs. I have a few students who I think would really benefit ;)

    Aloha,
    Corinnna

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  3. That's great! I have been meaning to give it a try...I think you just convinced me. :)
    ~Brandee
    Creating Lifelong Learners

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  4. I just posted my very first Donors Choose project last Friday. I am super excited! So here's my favorite at the moment (it's mine of course :-) ) http://www.donorschoose.org/project/mrs-ps-classroom/1219149/?rf=link_siteshare_2014_04_teacherid_2318820&challengeid=390571#meetthedonors Thanks, Carol

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  5. Fingers crossed! http://www.donorschoose.org/project/creating-a-library-without-walls-through/1216456/?rf=link_siteshare_2014_04_teacherid_1855307&challengeid=295520
    :) Dana

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  6. Tammy,

    Thank you so much for writing this awesome blog post, and for sharing your experience on DonorsChoose.org. I loved seeing the picture of stability balls in your classroom.

    Best of luck on your next project!

    Sincerely,
    Margie, DonorsChoose.org Marketing Team

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  7. This is nit my project but is on my giving page - Kindergarten Rocks! I think it is "bee'utiful! http://www.donorschoose.org/project/simply-bee/1178951/?challengeid=208861

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  8. I shared your contest on my FB page with over 700 DonorsChoose teachers. Be prepared to be swamped!

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  9. So happy to see your page. I was referred by Kindergarten Rocks! :) I have been teaching kindergarten for 15 years! I am VERY interested in the stability balls. I have seen LOTS of DC projects for hokki stools but think the stability balls work the core much better and help little ones self regulate. My concern is, I don't have carpeting. Do the students fall much??? Here is my current project. Wish me luck! :)
    Thanks!
    ~Kelli

    http://www.donorschoose.org/project/kinder-techies-ii/1214166/?challengeid=208861&rf=page_siteshare_2014_04_teacherid_2227328

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  11. Hi! MJ of kindergarten Ricks sent me! I have had close to 30 projects funded over the last 6 years. I have many favorite projects among them are my u shaped reading table, ipad, 5 Samsung galaxy tablets and my ELMO!

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  12. I love DC! I just posted my 2nd project! It is such a great resource for teachers.

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  13. Hi, Thank you for posting the great info about DC & for offering the contest. I just entered. Here it the link to my second DC project:

    http://www.donorschoose.org/project/going-buggy/1202428/?rf=link_siteshare_2014_04_teacherid_2269581&challengeid=381117

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  14. Thank you so much!!!

    http://www.donorschoose.org/project/simply-bee/1178951/?challengeid=208861&utm_source=dc&utm_medium=proposal&utm_campaign=facebook&rf=facebook_siteshare_2014_04_teacherid_1846176

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  15. Kindergarten Rocks sent me over. I don't have a current project, but one is in the pending stage of being approved soon. My DC account link is: http://www.donorschoose.org/abushey One of my favorite DC projects that I had funded last year was for cooking materials to teach this important life skill.

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