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Mrs. Misiak from Ashtabula OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring More Play Back in Kindergarten

Help me give my students playful and STEM based toys to expand their learning and bring new learning experiences to their kindergarten year!

  • $669 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergarten has changed and I want to bring back some of the most important aspects of learning in my classroom. Children need more time to play and develop social skills. Through more play based centers and activities in the classroom, the children in my classroom will have the ability to expand their learning with new play based materials! It is my goal to find more hands on materials to foster their learning and provide them with more developmentally appropriate tools to help them learn.

By creating an inviting learning environment, their classroom experience (some their very first) will be one they remember!

The children at our school are all eligible for free breakfast and lunch and some live in challenging economic situations. As a teacher who believes early childhood education is the key foundation to success in a child, it is my goal to provide the students I work with, a wealth of play based items, learning supplies, and social interactive toys to make their learning experience an outstanding one!

My Project

As a kindergarten teacher the expectations to academically prepare children sometimes overtakes the importance of the social and emotional components of play in the classroom. Through this project, my goal is to help children play more along with academically preparing them for first grade.

Through more play and STEM based learning activities, children will have more of an opportunity to think more critically, learn through play, and engage with others to meet social and emotional goals!

Students with all different learning capabilities will have the opportunity to expand their learning possibilities. Each child learns in different and unique ways. By allowing children to engage in play and STEM activities often times children can teach each other new ways to understand something too!

Mrs. Misiak
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set, 92 Pieces • Amazon Business $30.99 2 $61.98
Basic Fun Lite-Brite Ultimate Classic Toy • Amazon Business $14.97 4 $59.88
KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage with Furniture • Amazon Business $54.33 1 $54.33
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 Build Your Own Creative Toys, Kids Building Kit (790 Pieces) • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Basic Fun Lite-Brite Peg and Template Refill Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
50 Pack Kids Little Dollhouse Furniture Toys House Big Dreams for Baby Children Girls Boys Age 3+ • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Beverly Hills Doll Collection Sweet Li'l Family Set of 9 Action Figure Set- Grandpa, Grandma, Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, Toddler, Twin Boy & Girl • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toys for Creative Play; Kids Creative Kit (484 Pieces) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Building Blocks Set for Preschool, Toddlers and Kids of All Ages STEM Educational Toy • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Marvel Education Co MTC-125 Marvel Education African American Family Doll Set • Amazon Business $20.95 1 $20.95
Marvel Education Pretend Play Hispanic Family, Toy Figures for Kids • Amazon Business $18.39 1 $18.39
Pretend Play Family - Asian Family - Grandpa to Baby • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Creative Kids Flakes - 600 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Fun, Creative Building - Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
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 $13.98 1 $13.98
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $6.88 2 $13.76

Materials cost

$530.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$568.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.25

Total project goal

$668.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$668.36

13 Donors

-$641.89

Donations toward project cost

-$568.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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