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Mrs. MEIZANIS from Pittston PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun Literacy and Puzzle Activities

My students need these puzzles and big books to help to bring to life the themes we use in our classroom.

  • $489 goal

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My Students

My Head Start Classroom is Federally funded, which means that my students' family income must be below the poverty level. This is a very low-income level, which is why it is extremely important to me that I make the 17 children's learning environment as fun, challenging, and educational as possible. The resources of the child's family are limited and I try to help make their Head Start experience an excellent one.

Head Start was created to give these low-income children an excellent educational experience before Kindergarten so they are better equipped and ready to learn.

My Project

Throughout the school year, we work on different themes. This makes learning interesting for the children. They look forward to the different themes.

The items in my project will help enhance and make learning fun and exciting for my children.

The puzzles included in my project go with the nursery rhyme theme, transportation theme, growing theme, farm theme, community helpers theme, bug theme, and the all about me theme. The two big books and activity kits go with our classroom themes of farm animals and bugs.

The children in my classroom will enjoy the puzzles and books in this project. These items are much needed to enhance the language and literacy learning for the children in my class.

Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EA210X - Giant Sand Timers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
HH656 - The Cow That Went Oink Big Book Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH658 - From Caterpillar to Butterfly Big Book Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FT824 - Puzzle Storage Case • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC91 - Lakeshore Clear-View Storage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 5 $34.95
PP198 - Butterfly Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP199 - Airplane Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP191 - Three Bears Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP201 - Dinosaurs Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP202 - Castle Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP203 - Shapes Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP204 - Community Helpers Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP209 - Boy and Girl Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP210 - Humpty Dumpty Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP215 - Hey Diddle Diddle Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP200 - Train Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP192 - Colors Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP193 - Three Little Pigs Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP195 - Farm Animals Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP196 - Bugs Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

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