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Mrs. Leon from Cleveland OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Cooperative Play Skills with Sand and Water Part II

My students need water and sand accessories and materials to build social relationships and encouraging problem solving skills through cooperative play and sharing. Water/sand tables also help students practice eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills.

  • $535 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have the pleasure of teaching 20 preschool students’ ages 3 to 5 in a full day integrated classroom. We have 8 students identified with delays and 12 students without delays. We are a public school located in an urban, low poverty, diverse community.

Our students want learning to be fun and hands on.

Our goal is to keep the students moving and motivated through play and open ended hands-on activities of their interest. We help the students build social relationships by encouraging the students to create, problem solve, and work together through cooperative play and sharing.

My Project

Students playing with sand and water are practicing eye-hand coordination and using fine motor skills to scoop, sift, funnel, and pour. Social and emotional skills are built in the sand and water center providing important opportunities for children to practice cooperative play and sharing.

All activity in the water and sand table will provide hands-on learning while investigating, problem solving, creating, and open ended exploration all through play.

The Water Play STEM Kit and Waterway Pipe Builders will give the students the opportunity to explore properties with water and the activity cards will give the students open ended challenges to problem solve with the help of their peers. The Magnetic Alphabet & Number Fishing sets along with the Sift & Find Alphabet & Number Shells will help the students with identifying and naming letters and numerals well playing a fun activity. The Design and Build Water Play Blocks will help the students build engineering, fine motor, eye-hand coordination, and problem solving skills while playing and practicing cooperative play and sharing. The castle molds will enhance student’s math and engineering skills as the figure out how to pack and place the molds to build their sand castle.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP559 - Water Play STEM Early Learning Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.50 1 $79.50
AA322 - Magnetic Alphabet Fishing Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EE819 - Magnetic Numbers Fishing Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $46.99 1 $46.99
Colorful Kidfetti (10 lb Bag) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.06 1 $39.06
EE290 - Design & Build Water Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA328 - Magnetic Lowercase Fishing Letters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA628 - Mix & Match Waterfalls - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE256 - Sift & Find Alphabet Shells • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE784 - Sift & Find Number Shells • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
White Sand (25 lbs) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.51 1 $19.51
WC446 - Watch It Rain! Discovery Cloud • Lakeshore Learning Materials $13.99 1 $13.99
World Landmarks Sand Molds • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56

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