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Ms. Ratliff from Tucson AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Friendships With Blocks

My students need more blocks for our construction area to help strengthen our communication skills and develop our understanding of the engineering process.

  • $325 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 18 sweet Kindergarten students this year, some of whom have never been in a school setting before. Each of them have unique personalities but together they make up The Minecraft Raiders (their self-selected class name).

Many of my students have not had opportunities to socialize with peers until this year, and boy has it made our class dynamic interesting!

Together we are working through conflicts, hugging each other when the tears just won't stop flowing, and celebrating our successes.

My Project

Social-emotional development is one of the most important learning goals in Kindergarten. The best way children learn is through play. I have had a block/construction area in my classroom since the beginning of the year but there is not enough variety to encourage spontaneous engineering projects during free play. The small amount of blocks I have often cause arguments and sometimes even lead to broken friendships.

With the addition of plank blocks and magnetic blocks, my students will be able to work through the engineering process as well as practice their communication skills with one another, all while having fun!

Ms. Ratliff
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BUILDING TILES CLEAR COLORS SET OF 100 • School Specialty $113.59 1 $113.59
KEVA Structures: 200 Plank Set • AKJ Education $36.46 2 $72.92
KEVA Contraptions: 50 Piece Set • AKJ Education $14.56 2 $29.12

Materials cost

$215.63

Vendor shipping charges

$11.36

State sales tax

$15.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$275.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.64

Total project goal

$324.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$324.28

1 Donor

-$324.28

Donations toward project cost

-$275.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.64

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$0.00

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