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Mrs. Van Vlack from Keizer OR is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Busy Hands, Happy Hearts Learning and Playing!

Help me give my students some imaginative play toys like the Round the Town Road Rug and Car Set for Rainy Day Recess and Free Time to help them learn to play nicely ,develop vocabulary and improve communication.

  • $171 goal

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My Students

I teach a class of very respectful, sweet and lively bilingual kindergarteners. It is such a fun-filled age of students to teach! Everything is so new to them! They love listening to stories, writing/drawing on white boards and doing hands-on activities. It's a privilege to be their teacher and to help lay a solid foundation for their education.

They are in the process of becoming bi-literate in English and Spanish by 5th grade.

It's a joy to work cross-culturally and learn from them and their families about the Hispanic culture and teach them about U.S. culture as well.

My Project

These materials will make a difference in my students' learning by providing them some fun new toys to play with during Rainy Day Recess and Free Time. By playing with the Round the Town Rug and Car Set, my students can practice interacting with one another, sharing materials, and communicating which helps to develop their vocabulary. This helps them to become good readers and writers as their oral language skills support good literacy skills.

These Imaginative Play items, like the Ice Cream Shop set, can also be used as a fun reward for kids who complete assignments and show good behavior.

These items also give students opportunities to build friendships as they have fun playing together.

Some of my students come from homes where there is not a lot of extra money for buying these types of toys. They will especially benefit from the opportunities these kinds of play sets provide for social skills. They will also learn responsibility as we will always take good care of the materials and learn to put things away neatly.

Mrs. Van Vlack
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop & Serve Ice Cream Counter, Play Food and Accessories, 28 Pieces, Realistic Scooper, 13.6" H x 8.6" W x 7.7" L • Amazon Business $43.55 1 $43.55
Melissa & Doug Round the Town Road Rug & Car Set, Cars & Trucks, Safe for All Floors, 4 Wooden Cars, 36” W x 39"L • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Town Play Set With Storage Tray (32 pcs) • Amazon Business $21.79 1 $21.79
Melissa & Doug Wooden Town Vehicles Set in Wooden Tray (9 pcs) • Amazon Business $18.59 1 $18.59

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