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Mrs. Warren from Blackwater MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to Basics: Learning Through Play

My students need active learning materials to foster learning through play.

  • $680 goal

This project expired on September 9, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

These kiddos are coming from a variety of backgrounds, but they share one similarity, they all are moving up to kindergarten after a year in a very hands-on, create, and explore preschool classroom. This will be my first year in kindergarten, after nine years teaching third. I want to provide them with just as many hands-on exploratory learning areas as they had last year. This group of students is young and mainly made up of little boys. They are energetic and are by all means what we teachers would refer to as "movers and shakers." The majority of my students are also farm kids and are raised in rural areas, spending much time outside. My hope is to provide them with many outlets within the class, to expend their energy while enhancing their learning!

My Project

The items I have chosen will enhance an already rich standards-based curriculum. It will allow it to become an environment that fosters learning through play and imagination as well. Moving from third grade to kindergarten means I am sparse on these types of materials and know how utterly important this creative, hands-on, up and moving play, can grow our youngest learners. I chose items my active farm boys and girls can relate to, such as the play mats with animals, and cars. The kitchen supplies that will fill the dramatic play area. Puppets that the little ones can use to strengthen their language and retelling skills while bringing stories to life. The Magna tiles will challenge the builders to think outside of the box while being hands on.

Mrs. Warren
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 5 $74.95
GR931 - Community Play Carpet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG887 - Animal Adventure Play Carpet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
BT183 - Best-Buy Tub of Animals • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FA415X - Kid-Safe Appliances - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LA427 - Best-Buy Kitchen Playset • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
HH718 - Pet Vet Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
FV526 - Fruit & Vegetable Cut-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG932 - Mini Hardwood Vehicles - Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$539.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$577.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.99

Total project goal

$679.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$679.95

4 Donors

-$624.54

Donations toward project cost

-$577.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$55.41

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$0.00

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