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Mrs. Grunhovd from Forest City IA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creativity Zone: Building As We Learn

Help me give my students materials to explore, imagine, and create as they learn and grow.

  • $438 goal

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My Students

I am one of four kindergarten teachers in my building. Our district is in a rural setting with a range of socio economic levels. Some of my students have been in four year old pre school, others attended Head Start, for a few this is their first classroom experience.

I strive to make my classroom a place where children are exposed to a variety activities as they grow and develop their fine and large motor skills.

They are able to explore as they learn. Through play my students explore their world and gain valuable social skills. These materials will provide more options for dramatic and creative play.

My Project

These materials will give my students hands-on materials to help them learn and grow. Through creative play they will gain knowledge in engineering structures. My students will be able to learn about ramps and gravity as they use the marble works activity. Dramatic play with the dolls will enhance their language and social skills.

Since our district is in a rural area the farm set will allow students to identify farm animals and explore tasks farmers complete daily.

Magnetic blocks add to our science exploration. I have selected many materials that will help my students learn as they play. Their fine and gross motor skills will be further developed as they use the various items.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fold and Go Mini Barn • Kaplan Early Learning Company $44.16 1 $44.16
Magna-Tiles(r) 28-Piece Mixed Colors House Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $44.16 1 $44.16
10" Lots to Love Babies (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.46 1 $42.46
Farm Animal Families - Set of 20 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Transparent Marble Run • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.26 1 $32.26
Safety Vehicles (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Make and Break Vehicles (Set of 2) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.61 1 $24.61
Baby's One Piece Outfits with Blanket for 10" dolls • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.06 1 $22.06
Community Workers Set (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Stacking Construction Vehicles • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Handy Scoopstm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.71 1 $12.71

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