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Ms. Martinez from San Francisco CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Blocks For Kindergarten Developmental Play/No Testing!

Help me give my students wooden blocks to do all the things that will make them successful in this 21st century learning environment.

  • $2,818 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are half poverty, high need population in northern California. Our school has no extra funds; we are without many things. Kindergarten is a time to explore and realize who you are who you would want to be and to feel safe. Unfortunately, almost 40% or more of my students are without many supplies.

As a teacher there is so much I can do, and there is nothing at times I can do.

This is why we need your help. These children are so thankful, so wonderful and all they need is someone to believe in them. Therapeutic play can serve in individual growth purposes. In childhood, therapeutic play serves both social and personal function. Children who have had traumatic experiences can work out their demons encountered by their childhood experience as well as many challenges and anticipations of the future. My students come from a variety of backgrounds and countries. I am so lucky be their teacher.

My Project

We are requesting your sweet donation of many dramatic play items such as play cars, a wooden garage, blocks and block storage for our peaceful dramatic play area. I have seen immigrant students some from the poorest countries work out their new surrounding through play. Through the power of play, these students will gain sharing passions, work out problems perhaps they can never share. Almost half of my class alone has been abandoned in foster homes, and worse. I am asking for these play materials to help create a Dramatic play area where my students can feel safe. As a mother, I am astounded at their resilient nature and how in their short five years they have come to be so powerful. Please help what you can knowing for years to come these play items will go through many years and help so many children in need.

I want to thank you for your donation no matter how small, you make a difference.

These materials will go a very long way and help children with many issues of abandonment. The power of play helps a child in so many ways.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
B250C - Hardwood Unit Blocks - School Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $899.00 1 $899.00
LA203 - Unit Block Storage Cabinet - School Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $429.00 1 $429.00
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 3 $389.97
LA202 - Unit Block Storage Cabinet - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $329.00 1 $329.00
SVT6022 - Magna-Tiles® Cars Expansion Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 4 $59.96
FF923 - Block Play Construction Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

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