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Mrs. Rivera-Alvarez from Albuquerque NM is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Active Play

Help me give my students items that will help them expand their imagination.

  • $322 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a classroom of 18 students in a high-poverty school in New Mexico. Our school receives 100% free breakfast and lunch and has a basic school supply bank for students. My students love to learn, explore, get dirty, sing songs, act out stories, and work together. Every day, I see the excitement, energy, and the light in their eyes when they have mastered a concept or are introduced to new ideas. Together, we learn from each other, we grow both academically and mentally, and have created a home away from home in our classroom.

My Project

We are often focused on curriculum and instruction in the classroom. We forget how important play and activating student creativity can be. Students need the opportunity to practice what is taught in the classroom without the pressure of failure and judgement. Peer interaction is the best way to learn and grow.

Help me support student creativity, social, emotional, and vocabulary skills through play.

With items like the kinetic sand, bricks play set and the animal set, my students will have the opportunity to create and share. With the butterfly set my students can observe, discuss and predict what happens in nature.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA402 - Best-Buy Building Bricks - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.99 1 $99.99
BT183 - Best-Buy Tub of Animals • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
SE202 - Kinetic Sensory Sand - 11 Lb. • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC362 - The Butterfly Nursery • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99

Materials cost

$239.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$273.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.28

Total project goal

$321.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$321.84

5 Donors

-$286.00

Donations toward project cost

-$243.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.90

match offer

-$35.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$30.46

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.38

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$0.00

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