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Mrs. Smith from Williamsburg VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building and Cutting, Helping Us Use Our Hands!

Help me give my students pattern boards, scissors and a Lego Farm Set.

  • $317 goal

This project expired on March 11, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our program serves children who are identified as at risk and children with identified disabilities or delays. My classroom currently is a mixture of children who are 3 and 4 years old. I have a very diverse group of students in my room - socioeconomically, ethnicity, English Language Learners and ability level.

For most of my students, this is the first time they are away from home for an extended time each day.

I pride myself in creating a safe and comfortable environment for my little ones to grow and bloom.

I believe very strongly that play is the way the children in my classroom learn best. I also strongly believe that early intervention is the key to success for the children in my classroom. We spend the vast majority of our day exploring and playing. Of my 15 students, 11 are expected to move on to kindergarten in the fall.

My Project

Our students are very familiar with the ways of electronics. They spend a lot of time using flat screens to do a lot of their learning at home. When we are at school, we don't typically use electronics to facilitate the learning that happens in our classrooms. I have found that my students, lately, need a lot of practice using their fingers and hands on smaller projects around the classroom. One thing that my students need practice with is cutting! What parent isn't excited to give their 3 year old free rein to use scissors in the house?! We do a lot of cutting in our classroom and having some new spring loaded scissors will get my little ones on the path to cutting.... a very basic skill that many of us are lacking.

And, who doesn't love Legos??

Legos are great for fine motor building but they can be used for many other activities. They can be used for sorting, patterns, counting, measuring and so much more! This Farm set I'm requesting will also fit perfectly into our Farm unit. So, I can see it being used all year long.

Finally, we have a board like the magnet pattern board that I am requesting as a part of this project. Unfortunately, the plastic has cracked and it is not able to be used. I would like to replace the one I have because this is a definite favorite in our room.

Mrs. Smith
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Large Farm Set • LEGO Education $141.26 1 $141.26
LC107 - Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
Maped Koopy Special Needs Scissor Set with Optional Spring, 5 Inches, Assorted Colors, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $32.11 1 $32.11
LC108 - Pattern Cards for Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$220.34

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$268.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.41

Total project goal

$316.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$316.06

6 Donors

-$316.06

Donations toward project cost

-$268.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.41

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$0.00

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