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Ms. Tina from Albuquerque NM is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Cities and Homes

Help me give my students engaging creative play options to improve communication and problem solving skills.

  • $247 goal

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My Students

I teach in a Title I school in a district special education program. The Developmental Preschool Classroom serves students ages 3 to 5 with autism, health needs, developmental delays, and communication/speech delays.

My students represent diverse linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Students with communication and developmental delays join my class the day after they turn three years old and exit Early Intervention Services into the public school setting. All activities in the classroom are designed to promote communication, self-regulation, and self-help skills. My students learn through play and hands-on activities.

Students are enthusiastic learners who enjoy anything that lets them touch and explore! My preschoolers are always on the move!

My Project

Our class has a new dollhouse with soft furniture but we need dolls. The Lakeshore Pose and Play Families Complete Set provides students with multi-ethnic choices to select dolls that represent their families while playing with the dollhouse or blocks. The furniture set will expand student creativity by allowing students to choose the wood or soft furniture to decorate the house for their family.

During block play students are showing increasing creativity and imagination by using various materials, including cardboard and toy storage containers, to create building and ramps for cars.

I hope to expand on that creative engineering with the Block Play Home Builder and Melissa and Doug Town sets. The sets will provide resources for students to expand imaginative play by providing freedom to create their own unique town or house.

The four sets of educational toys requested will expand play in the block area of the classroom to help support student achievement and individualized goals to support growth in communication, self-regulation, and self-help skills that will help provide important foundation skills before children begin kindergarten. The educational toys will provide increased options for creative play encourages students to work together to solve problems or build a collaborative play environment.

Ms. Tina
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD965X - Lakeshore Pose & Play Families - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $74.99 1 $74.99
FF670 - Block Play Home Builder • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Giragaer 5 Sets of Colorful Wooden Dollhouse Furniture with Doll • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Town Play Set (Vehicles, Wooden Streetscape, Sturdy Wooden Construction, Storage Tray, 32 Pieces, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5 Year Olds and Up) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99

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