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

Building and Letters. The Work Of Preschool.

My students need STEM and Letter Recognition Kits for our classroom.

  • $263 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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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

When I think of what Preschool should be I love that our program is very play based. If you spent any time in our classroom you will see children "playing" with Blocks, "playing" in the Pretend Play Center, "playing" in the Sand Table or "Playing" with Playdough. In reality what you're seeing is children learning the basics of building, learning how to play fairly - "share", learning the physics of sand play and learning how to use their fine / gross motor control. My children need new letter recognition activities for my small group direct instruction activities. We are very good at adding instruction and directing their play to what some may see as "educational" play. But some already made games and activities for my small groups would make my life so much simpler.

Building and STEM Activities are how things are going in Educational Settings today.

We need new STEM activities for self-directed activities in a full STEM Center in our classroom.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP566 - Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit - Pre K-Gr. 2 - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
LC740X - Learning Letters Activity Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EE290 - Design & Build Water Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT758 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit - Pre K-Gr.1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$189.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$222.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.32

Total project goal

$262.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$262.13

1 Donor

-$131.06

Donations toward project cost

-$111.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.65

match offer

-$131.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$111.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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