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Mrs. Reifinger from Lexington Park MD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Create! Learn! Grow!

My students need tinker toys and interlox to learn and create with their peers.

  • $507 goal

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My Students

"Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning." Fred Rogers

Let's take a minute to reminisce and create a picture in our minds.

Think back to when you were a child in school. What are the moments that you remember most? Do you remember science experiments? Games? Creating towers? Playing with friends to create something wonderful?

My students are a group of curious, playful, energetic and creative first graders who are continuously looking for new ways to explore their environment. In the short time that we've been together, they've shown genuine excitement to put their hands on materials to create and learn. Much of our day consists of reading and writing, math, and using technology to further develop our learning.

More and more research is showing that with the increase in the use of technology, children are losing their ability to play and interact with others. My goal for the 2018-2019 school year is to give my students the opportunity to play and learn with their peers by providing them with a variety of hands-on materials that they can use as they arrive in our classroom each and every morning.

My Project

First graders are often expected to sit, listen, write, and read throughout the day with minimal opportunities for play and social interaction. While reading and writing are critical components of education, play is a critical component of a child's development. Materials such as Tinker Toys, Interlox, and story cubes will inspire children to explore and create while also fostering a newfound excitement for learning.

Hands-on learning opportunities benefit learners of all ages.

By contributing to this project, you will be giving my students opportunities to use their imaginations, create, design, and play with their peers. Thank you for sparking a love of learning in our young learners!

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Connectics New And Improved Magnetic Play Tiles 3-D Tiles 100 Piece Set With Durable Carrying Case Educational, Inspirational, Recreational • Amazon Business $49.97 1 $49.97
TINKERTOY ‒ 100 Piece Essentials Value Set ‒ Ages 3+ Preschool Education Toy • Amazon Business $35.09 1 $35.09
Melissa & Doug Alphabet Wooden Lacing Cards With Double-Sided Panels and Matching Laces • Amazon Business $28.91 1 $28.91
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
GLOUE Magnetic Blocks, Building Blocks,Magnetic Toy Contain Square, Triangle, Large Triangle Magnets Toys for Girls & Boys - Deluxe Set (64pcs) (All Building Blocks) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Rory's Story Cube Complete Set - Original - Actions - Voyages • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Learning Resources Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set: Plastic • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Guidecraft Interlox Squares - 96 Piece Set Interlocking Construction Toy • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
ETA hand2mind Alphabet and Phonemic Awareness Linking Letter Cubes (Set of 82) • Amazon Business $16.15 1 $16.15
Melissa & Doug Wooden Stamp Set, Favorite Things - 26 Wooden Stamps, 4-Color Stamp Pad • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Acerich 600 Pcs Assorted Colors Pipe Cleaners DIY Art Craft Decorations Chenille Stems (6 mm x 12 inch) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Learning Resources Gator Grabber Tweezers,, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
DK Games: Silly Sentences • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Vkey 500pcs (250 Pair Sets) 20mm Diameter Sticky Back Coins Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White Compatible with Hook Loop • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Trasfit 600 Pieces White Acrylic Alphabet Letter"A-Z" Cube Beads for jewelry making, Bracelets, Necklaces, Key Chains and Kids Jewelry (6mm) • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Blulu Pompoms for Craft Making and Hobby Supplies, 500 Pieces, 1.2 cm/ 0.5 Inch, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Assorted Bright Colors Jumbo Smoothie Straws, Pack of 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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