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Mrs. Kelly from Indianapolis IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun in First

Help me give my students items that will allow them to free play with their peers so they may grow in creativity and positive peer relationships.

  • $337 goal

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My Students

Every day, eager students fill the classrooms of our school. These students face many challenges outside the classroom walls, but come to school ready to learn and grow. As educators, it is our duty to teach these students academics, but also to grow them socially and emotionally.

Many of the students at my school have had limited opportunities to engage in tandem play with peers.

They want to have positive social and emotional experiences, and are begging to be shown how!

My Project

Many of my students come to me each morning with their plates full and heads spinning. Their favorite and most needed part of the day is what we call Morning Tubs. This is a half hour every morning where their only responsibilities are to eat breakfast and play. They play with their peers in unguided, hands-on, creative play. The items I've requested through this project will allow for more variety during this beloved time of day - a time of day that allows my kids to press reset - to shake off their worries and prepare for a great day at school.

While they may seem like just toys, they are really opportunities for collaboration, creation, stress-relief, and friendship-building.

Students will explore, revise, and work together with items like play-dough, geostix, and magformers. They will pretend play with their peers in a make-believe grocery store. They will transform the classroom into a restaurant. They will take on the role of the teacher in "play school". Students will use the requested items during morning tubs, indoor recess, and other opportunities for free play - growing in their peer relationships, creativity, and STEM skills all the while.

Mrs. Kelly
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 22 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MagWorld Toys Magnetic Construction Pastel Colors-42 Piece Set. Create 2D and 3D Shapes, Figures & Architecture. STEM Play Age 3 and Up. • Amazon Business $59.87 1 $59.87
LM365 - Best-Buy Play Food Assortment • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
iClever Kids Headphones - Wired Headphones for Kids, Adjustable Headband, Stereo Sound, Foldable, Untangled Wires, 3.5mm Aux Jack, 94dB Volume Limited - Childrens Headphones on Ear, Blue • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
GS364 - Geostix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Resources Serve It Up! Play Restaurant, 36 Pieces • Amazon Business $24.80 1 $24.80
RR959 - Let’s Go Shopping Grocery Baskets - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
LDA178 - Indestructible Play Dishes - Service for 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Carykon Set of 11 PCS Smart Dough Tools Kit with Models and Molds, Dough Extruders • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29

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