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Mrs. Grace from Garfield NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Success With Blocks

Help me give my students the opportunity to problem solve while using self-expression, imagination, creativity, and mathematics with new blocks for our block center.

  • $577 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my class attend a public school in an urban setting that utilizes the Creative Curriculum. My students are bright, energetic, and loving. They come into school every day with a smile on their face and are eager to learn and excited to be at school. Despite developmental delays, the children accept each new challenge and persevere with positive approaches to learning. Their curiosity and creativity is seen each day not only in the writing area, but as they build with blocks and dramatize familiar roles in the kitchen area. Their enthusiasm and love for learning something new motivate me each day.

My Project

The use of block is an everyday occurrence in my classroom. Our block area is one of the most popular areas that is chosen for play everyday! Not only does the block area enhance and continue to help their fine motor skills but it also increases their imagination when they are engaging in pretend play. This type of play allows them to think outside the box and apply many other skills that they have already touched upon.

Block play stimulates learning in all domains of development, intellectual, physical, and social-emotional and language.

Many of my students learn through interacting with hands on activities, and with these varieties of blocks, I know it will increase their prior knowledge thinking as well as boost their self esteem in knowing they can build the impossible!

Through block play children will also develop problem solving skills and develop math concepts as they plan and construct, skills necessary to develop 21st century thinkers.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Junior Hollow Block Set (16 pcs) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $179.96 1 $179.96
Wooden Roadway Track System • Kaplan Early Learning Company $71.96 1 $71.96
Architectural Unit Blocks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $58.46 1 $58.46
Jr. Rainbow Blocks(r) - Set of 40 Pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $48.56 1 $48.56
Branch Blocks - 36 Pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
Mirror Blocks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.46 1 $31.46
Nature's Accents: Trees and Bushes for Block Play - Set of 14 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.96 1 $26.96

Materials cost

$453.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$490.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.49

Total project goal

$576.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$576.61

4 Donors

-$287.00

Donations toward project cost

-$246.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.80

match offer

-$286.96

Match offer toward project cost

-$243.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.04

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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