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Mrs. Hite-Smith from Seattle WA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Early Engineering Educational Equipment

My students need to start the school year with engaging, educational toys to build a positive classroom culture and community. They will build like engineers while practicing kindness and creating a respectful space for all learners.

  • $457 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are Special Education kindergarten/first/second graders in an urban city in Washington. They come from backgrounds where the opportunities are less and the growing up is fast. Coming from diverse backgrounds and neighborhoods, these children are sometimes subjected to poverty and discrimination, yet they attend school eager to learn every day. All scholars deserve access to the best materials and opportunities, and this is the goal of our projects.

When the students are set up for success, with access to quality materials and an enthusiastic teacher, they reach goals they never knew they could reach!

These students are interested in math, science, reading, writing, history, life and the world around them.

They have unique personalities, are funny, serious, dedicated, strong and determined students. They need guidance and love, and especially people they can count on to believe in them, so that they may recognize the power they have within themselves!

My Project

During early elementary years, students learn to engage with one another in productive ways. Learning from each other in group building and engineering projects encourages students to practice useful community skills, not just listen and do what the teacher says.

The goal of this project is to excite young engineers to build and be creative as they develop their individual interests and grow as team members.

Using all kinds of blocks - logs, magnetic, suction cups, stacking, Legos, puzzles - students will use math, early reading, functional and vocational skills to grow their ready minds and bodies!

The educational toys in this project will guide scholars to use skills they are learning and mastering even during free choice and break times. These tools maximize our learning throughout every moment of the school day.

Mrs. Hite-Smith
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all 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
Lincoln Logs Collector's Edition Village – 327 Pieces – For Ages 3+ – Preschool Education Toy • Amazon Business $91.31 1 $91.31
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
Froogz - 50 Piece Suction Toy Construction Set | Building Kit • Amazon Business $37.95 1 $37.95
DreambuilderToy 120 PCS Creative Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Magnetic Tiles STEM Preschool Educational Construction Kit(120 PC Set) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
MEASURE UP! Cups by Discovery Toys • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melissa & Doug Upper & Lower Case Alphabet Letters Wooden Puzzle (52 pcs) • Amazon Business $16.37 1 $16.37
Mega Bloks 80-Piece Big Building Bag, Classic • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
Infantino Sensory Press and Stay Sensory Blocks • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
MoTrent Wooden Educational Preschool Shape Color Recognition Geometric Sorting Board Blocks Stack and Sort Chunky Puzzle Toys for Kids Children Toddler Boy Girl • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Melissa & Doug Alphabet Express Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (27 pcs, 10 feet long) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Imagination Generation Professor Poplar’s Wooden Numbers Puzzle Board – Learn to Count with Colorful Chunky Numbers • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Learning Journey Match It! - Counting - Self-Correcting Number & Learn to Count Puzzle • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49

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