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Ms. Wickersham from Las Vegas NV is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learn To Play And Play To Learn!

My students need hands-on activities, such as a Hands-On Math Listening Centers, plus games and puzzles, to supplement what they are learning in language arts, math and science.

  • $498 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Giddy. Excited. Determined. A mixed range of emotions begin coursing through my body. Why? The Game of Life. I see it on sale and I have to have it! It was one of my favorite games as a child and still evokes emotion in me!

I have 25 kindergarteners in my inclusion class.

I teach in a Title I, At-Risk school with high transiency. Nearly 90% of my students qualify for free or reduced lunch and more than two-thirds of my students are English Language Learners. While the families of my students generally want to help out as much as they can, they are often limited by time, resources or English speaking skills. My students do not come to school with experiences similar to mine at that age. Most of my students’ families are focused on meeting the family’s basic needs, which often still is not attained, so the time and resources are not available for extras. I have to be able to teach my students and fill the gaps left from poverty, exposing them to things that they otherwise may not be exposed to.

My Project

Hands-on activities, such as puzzles and games, will engage my students in independent and cooperative group work, while I am able to work with small groups of students and one-on-one with students addressing specific needs. Aside from academics, kindergarten is the first place that many of my students learn about working with people outside of their family. Games are an easy way to facilitate collaboration and cooperation.

My students are excited about school and all the opportunities it provides.

They want to be at school and they want to learn! I strive to maintain this positive attitude by providing activities that keep them engaged in their learning. My students come from homes where the parents work very hard to provide for the basic needs. Games, as well as the time to play them together, are a luxury! I have so many wonderful memories from these times in my childhood and my students deserve them too!

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Ms. Wickersham
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH595X - Hands-On Math Listening Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $79.95 1 $79.95
RR265 - Word Family Sliders Set • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
FK109 - Bugs Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning $12.99 1 $12.99
FK216 - Children of the World Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning $12.99 1 $12.99
FK223 - Ocean Animals Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning $12.99 1 $12.99
GG359 - Sort & Match Animal Homes Game • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
GG354 - Sort & Match Seasons Game • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
DD789 - Sink My Sight-Words Game - Level 4 • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
DD787 - Sink My Sight-Words Game - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
DD786 - Sink My Sight-Words Game - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
FF695 - Phonemic Awareness Games Library - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $95.00 1 $95.00

Materials cost

$354.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.84

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$422.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.61

Total project goal

$497.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$497.39

3 Donors

-$246.92

Donations toward project cost

-$211.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.54

match offer

-$248.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$211.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.31

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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