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  • $1,275 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Francis
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

First Graders Are So Smart!

My students need wooden blocks, such as vehicles, traffic signs, and people, and a block storage cabinet with storage bins to keep them.

My Students

My first graders love to play and I believe play is so important at this age. I donated my own son's wooden blocks to my classroom when my son grew up and the children really enjoy them. I thought that having themed wooden blocks to go with the set would make the play even more fun.

I teach 22 wonderfully diverse first graders in an urban setting.

Our diversity ranges from ethnic to economic to family diversity. We teach acceptance and learn in a peaceful environment. Our school is an inclusion school. That means every class serves children with special needs.

My Project

I am asking for a wooden shelf to store the wooden blocks that are already in my classroom. The blocks are currently in a plastic tub and the kids have a hard time getting at them. I am also asking for a multicultural family set of wooden toys. These families reflect the diversity of my classroom and there are a total of 32 different figures. I am also asking for community member wooden figure set which include librarian, construction worker, shopkeeper, etc. I also asked for street sign set and 12 wooden cars. There is also a set of wooden store front set and wooden house set. All these pieces will create a world for the students to play with when we have free play time. I call our play time 'choice time'. The kids get to play at the end of the day for 25 minutes. They will play with the blocks on the large rectangular rug in the class.

Can you imagine the amazing play the children will have with this wooden world?

If you saw how creative and imaginative they are you would be amazed. Thank you for considering our project. It is givers like you that make so much possible in my first grade.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA202 - Builder Block Set Storage Cabinet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
AA200X - Lakeshore Block Play People - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
LC107 - Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 4 $79.96
LL892 - Block Play Homes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
LM826 - Hardwood Community Vehicles - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
WT111 - Clear-View Bins - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
FF673 - Block Play Store Doors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
RJ10 - Block Play Traffic Signs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR637 - Lakeshore Community Block Play People • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE552 - Kids Around the World Block Play People • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL895 - Mini Hardwood Vehicles - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 2 $23.98
LC108 - Pattern Cards for Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 2 $13.98

Materials cost

$951.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$87.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,083.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$191.15

Total project goal

$1,274.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,274.34

1 Donor

-$1,274.34

Donations toward project cost

-$1,083.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$191.15

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 22 students.

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