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  • $320 goal

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Mrs. Kunz
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Building Blocks, Building Skills

My students need various building blocks to gain exposure to mathematical concepts and peer interaction.

My Students

Setting up a block area is crucial in our preschool environment. Blocks help develop physical hand strength, encourage language development, learn math concepts, learn about patterning, and explore cause and effect.

Out students are active 3 and 4 year old children in an early integrated program for special needs on an Army base.

They are the children of active army troops. Many of their parents are deployed or experiencing reunification. Most of them are living in poverty. They are in the program to meet the needs of and strengthen their areas of their disabilities. Exploration of the classroom is their textbook. They learn through play and the block area is one of their favorites.

My Project

The block area of our classroom is sorely missing exciting and different blocks. Through the use of sand blocks, mirror blocks, rainbow blocks and the block puzzle, this area will continue to attract our young learners. Through the exploration of new materials, our children will develop language skills while interacting with peers as well as describing the size and weight of the block, and describing the structures they are building. They will discover and use patterns in their play. The building of towers will allow the children to explore the area of balance. Knocking down these towers will supply the experience of cause and effect.

Your donation will enable these young children to learn about many of the concepts around them that they will build on in their future education.

The chance to explore various types of blocks will allow them to add science to the other previously mentioned skills. The exploration of mirror, colored light, and sand movement all support a strong math, language and science experience for the young developing minds.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BLOCKS RAINBOW SAND SET OF 8 • Childcraft, Inc $28.49 1 $28.49
BLOCKS MIRRORED SET OF 8 • Childcraft, Inc $39.13 1 $39.13
BLOCKS RAINBOW SET OF 30 • Childcraft, Inc $56.99 1 $56.99
PUZZLES BLOCK PLAY FARM • Childcraft, Inc $37.99 1 $37.99
PUZZLES BLOCK PLAY COMMUNITY • Childcraft, Inc $37.99 1 $37.99

Materials cost

$200.59

Vendor shipping charges

$20.06

State sales tax

$12.84

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$271.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.91

Total project goal

$319.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$319.41

4 Donors

-$148.00

Donations toward project cost

-$125.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.20

match offer

-$171.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$145.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Goldman Sachs Gives and 4 other donors.

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