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Ms. MENDIOLA from Middleton WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bilingual Social Skills Through Play

My students need toys that encourage social-emotional skill development through play, like legos, magnet tiles, and stamps.

  • $389 goal

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My Students

First grade is the year of wiggly teeth, making new friends, and discovering the joy of learning! The year is full of experiences that truly form our students and the attitudes they will have about school in the future.

My first grade students are beginning their lifelong journey as bilinguals.

Everyday they navigate their classroom relationships and interactions in both English and Spanish. Our school is made up of a diverse group of learners, each bringing difference experiences and skills. One of the most important roles I have as their teacher is to create opportunities that allow students to share the knowledge that they bring to the classroom with their peers.

My Project

In a bilingual classroom, communication between peers and strong relationships are essential. These connections motivate students to practice both English and Spanish, recognize the strengths of their classmates, and, ultimately, build social-emotional skills that will last a lifetime. Ideas around language, culture and identity are already beginning to form in our first graders. Knowing that, I would like to provide my students with the opportunity to play together, as one way to facilitate social-emotional growth and communication between students in my classroom.

Starting each day with ‘morning bins’ invites the students into the classroom through low-risk, high-interest activities.

In working with many materials such as Tinker Toys, Brain Flakes and Magnetic tiles my first graders will be engaged in practicing social skills while building together. The Create-A-Scene toys and figures give students a chance to pretend and create dialogue through characters using different settings. I am so excited to give my students this chance to connect with their peers through play.

Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
World People Set for Exploring Family Dynamics by LEGO Education DUPLO • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Tinkertoy 30 Model Super Building Set - 200 Pieces - For Ages 3+ Preschool Educational Toy • Amazon Business $37.26 1 $37.26
PicassoTiles 60 Piece Set 60pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards - Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational, Conventional • Amazon Business $34.00 1 $34.00
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
IRIS 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $26.69 1 $26.69
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Stamp Set: Animals - 30 Stamps, 6 Markers, 2 Stamp Pads • Amazon Business $21.45 1 $21.45
eeBoo About Face Game • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Melissa & Doug Wooden Stamp Set, Favorite Things - 26 Wooden Stamps, 4-Color Stamp Pad • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Create-A-Scene Magnetic Playset - Zoo • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Create-A-Scene Magnetic Playset - School Room • Amazon Business $10.01 1 $10.01
Rainbow Ink Pad Sets, WITH FREE GIFT INCLUDED Kid's Tattoos while stocks last - 24 Shades Of Beautiful Water-Based Colors - For All Ages & Infinite Uses • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Create-A-Scene Magnetic Playset - Dollhouse • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79

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