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Mr. Hughes
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Block Center Materials for Special Ed and English Language Learners

My students need blocks, kinetic sand, wooden dolls and dramatic play materials.

My Students

I teach a diverse and incredible class of general education students, special education students, and English Language Learners. My children in East Boston come from loving families; many of them are low income.

My classroom includes children with Down Syndrome, children whose families are experiencing poverty, children with limited English proficiency, and children from a wide range of backgrounds.

Having the opportunity to attend a high quality early education program enables these children to explore new ideas and develop lifelong habits for learning.

My Project

Every day, children expand their minds by engaging in the art, writing, math, dramatic play, and puzzle centers. Their creative exploration of the materials and the beautiful projects they create reveal much about the understandings and learning of each child. Despite working long hours and investing much of my own money into the classroom, I'm not able to meet all the needs of my students with the current resources. Unfortunately, our district is cutting funding for next year and we're only going to receive 1/3 of our current materials budget. The incredible group of students I work with deserve the materials and the resources to support a year of learning. These unique building blocks would enable my children to create complex and rich storytelling experiences. The blocks are created with open ended storytelling in mind and would benefit my students by providing context for language development and social emotional learning. I chose Grimm's materials because they have a reputation for high quality and long lasting products - a definite must in an early childhood classroom!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grimm's Wooden City & Town Waldorf Building Blocks Set, Village of Small Houses • Amazon Business $85.95 2 $171.90
Grimm's Handcrafted Wooden Rainbow Bell Tower • Amazon Business $134.95 1 $134.95
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminating Pouches - 8.9-Inch x 11.4-Inch, Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $12.49 10 $124.90
Grimm's Large Stepped Counting Blocks in Storage Tray - Set of 100 Wooden Pieces (4x4 Size) • Amazon Business $119.95 1 $119.95
Extra Large 12-Piece Rainbow Tunnel Stacker Toy in Pastel Colors - Wooden Nesting Puzzle for Creative Sculpture Building • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Grimm's Set of 4 Little Land Yachts with Sailors - Wooden Push Along Rolling Sailboats on Wheels with Peg Doll People Figures • Amazon Business $99.95 1 $99.95
Grimm's DWARF VILLAGE 28-Piece Wooden Fantasy Blocks Set with 8 Different Waldorf Buildings including Rose Tower, Gnome Home, Bungalow, Tower Leaves & More • Amazon Business $96.40 1 $96.40
Grimm's Wooden Fairy Tale Village - Block/Puzzle Set Handmade in Germany (17 Pieces) • Amazon Business $89.95 1 $89.95
Grimm's Rainbow of Little Waldorf Dolls in Organic Cotton, Set of 10 Dwarfs with Beards • Amazon Business $85.95 1 $85.95
Grimm's Rainbow of Little Waldorf Dolls in Organic Cotton, Set of 10 Dwarfs without Beards • Amazon Business $84.95 1 $84.95
Grimm's Snow White and Seven Dwarfs - Set of Waldorf Dolls in Organic Cotton • Amazon Business $82.95 1 $82.95
Play Doh Mega Pack (36 Cans) • Amazon Business $25.27 3 $75.81
EarlyWorld Play Silks 7 Color Set of Large Cloths For Creative Childhood Play • Amazon Business $21.97 3 $65.91
Grimm's Giant Color Charts XL Wooden Blocks - Shapes & Colors Building Set (4x4 size) • Amazon Business $63.95 1 $63.95
Grimm's Waldorf Wooden Sticks - Set of 60 Colorful Building Blocks in Square Frame (2x2) • Amazon Business $58.95 1 $58.95
Waba Fun Kinetic Sand - 11 Lbs • Amazon Business $51.85 1 $51.85
SOJITEK Epson T664 Compatible 4 Refill Ink Kit (Black Cyan Magenta Yellow) 70ml for Ink Set T664120 T664220 T664320 T664420 T6641 T6642 T6643 T6644 and Expression Ecotank ET-2500 ET-2550 ET-4500 ET-4550 L100 L110 L120 L200 L210 L300 L350 L355 L550 L555 Printers - SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
Grimm's Large 6-Piece Rainbow Stacker - Nesting Wooden Waldorf Blocks, "Elements" of Nature: AIR • Amazon Business $42.00 1 $42.00
Grimm's Large 5-Piece Wooden Stacking & Nesting House, Natural • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Grimm's Rainbow Colored House 5-Piece Stacker - Wooden Nesting Puzzle/Building Blocks • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Grimm's Large WaterWaves Stacker - Nesting Wooden Wave Blocks, "Elements" of Nature: WATER • Amazon Business $37.00 1 $37.00
Grimm's Large Fire Flames Nesting Wooden Stacker Blocks Puzzle, Elements of Nature: FIRE • Amazon Business $36.00 1 $36.00
Grimm's Large Stone Caves Nesting Wooden Sculptural Blocks Stacker, "Elements" of Nature: EARTH • Amazon Business $36.00 1 $36.00
Melissa & Doug Multi-Craft Weaving Loom • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
Grimm's Drop Tower • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Woodpeckers® Decorative Wooden Doll People - Assorted Sizes - Set of 40 Includes 5 Shapes: Ebook: We Include a Ebook with Cool Crafting Ideas. • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Darice 9180-30 Wooden Race Cars, Mini • Amazon Business $5.84 1 $5.84

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