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Mrs. Zimny from Bozeman MT is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Play Throughout the Day

Help me give my students play people, toy storage organizer and babies for the gift of play in a physically distant, masked world. These items encourage open-ended, imaginative play. All of these toys can be easily sanitized and shared which is critical this year!

  • $750 goal

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My Students

I come from a beautiful community in Montana where we see blue mountain tops from our desks and enjoy incredible snowstorms from our carpet. Most days we are able to observe a family of sandhill cranes as they casually peruse the playground for worms. We are so lucky to live in a place like this, and the kids know it too! I'm teaching kindergarten for the first time this year and am honored to be my students' first educational ambassador.

Playful, curious, and excited for school, my students just want to connect with each other and find their place in this crazy new world.

My Project

Imaginative play is a critical part of the kindergarten classroom. This is my first year teaching kindergarten and the classroom needs materials that will encourage creative play, while also maintaining strict COVID-19 cleaning standards.

I believe in open-ended play where students use neutral, flexible toys to create diverse and exciting worlds together.

Playtime in the classroom encourages collaboration, creative thinking and social problem solving; it is also an enormous source of joy. These are skills that are desperately needed, especially now, and especially in kindergarten. We will play this year - safely - every single day, because I believe that it's the greatest gift I can give to my young learners.

Mrs. Zimny
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA200X Lakeshore Block Play People Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
Humble Crew Supersized Wood Toy Storage Organizer, Extra Large, Grey/White • Amazon Business $59.14 2 $118.28
14" Lots to Love Babies with Different Skin Tones and Poseable Bodies - Set of 4 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $71.96 1 $71.96
HH938 The Ultimate Fort Builder • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG348 Classic Wild Animal Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
KidKraft Bucket Top Construction Train Set, 61-Piece • Amazon Business $44.29 1 $44.29
{150 Piece Set} Wooden Castle Building Blocks Set FAO SCHWARZ Toy Solid Pine Wood Block Playset Kit for Kids, Toddlers, Boys, and Girls, Fantasy Medieval Knights and Princesses with Bridges and Arches • Amazon Business $40.99 1 $40.99
Extra Large 6.6 Feet Long! Kids Carpet Playmat Rug | City Life, Great to Play with Cars & Toys - Have Fun! Safe, Learn, Educational -Ideal Gift for Children Baby Bedroom Play Room Game Play Mat Rugs • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Kaskey Kids Football Guys: Red vs. Blue Inspires Imagination with Open-Ended Play Includes 2 Full Teams and More For Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
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
Tinker Toys, NextX 300 Pieces Educational Building Toys, Toy Stem Learning Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old Enginnering and Educational Kit • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Wooden Tetris Puzzle with a Storage Bag - WOOD CITY Tangram Puzzles for Kid & Adult - Montessori Brain Teasers Toys for Kids ages 4-8 - Colorful Blocks Game - 40 Pcs STEM Educational Gift for Toddlers • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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