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Mrs. Shuff from Smithers WV is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Strong Foundation in Kindergarten

My students need a set of hollow blocks for constructive play.

  • $951 goal

This project expired on December 24, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

During my college courses, the importance and significance of block play was stressed repeatedly. Unfortunately, many of my former students have been denied the opportunity to explore and build with blocks. I hope to correct this error in the coming year.

My students come from a high-poverty area and, often, enter school far behind their peers.

This disadvantage is only deepened as many classroom lack the necessary materials to close the achievement gap and to challenge them. With the right combination of time, effort and materials, these children can far exceed expectations and meet any challenges presented to them.

My Project

My students need a set of hollow blocks for constructive play. I am unable to fathom the amount of learning that will occur during block play. The number of ways in which this center will impact our classroom is only limited by the vast imaginings of the five year old mind. I imagine they will construct sets for retellings of stories, they will create towns with homes, stores, and schools, and they will build monuments to their creativity. They will learn, explore and create.

Surrounded by the technology of today's world, few children have had the experience of creating and playing with wooden blocks.

They often do not have the opportunity to exercise their imaginations. These blocks would allow them hands-on opportunities to build foundations for becoming the innovators of the next generation.

Mrs. Shuff
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT BLOCKS HALF SCHOOL HOLLOW 40 • ABC School Supply, Inc $693.49 1 $693.49

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