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Ms. Mellor from Manchester NH is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing in Play

My students need a two-station sand and water table, a rug, and building blocks to help foster a play based learning environment.

  • $629 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are coming into a developmental kindergarten class with a variety of interests, abilities and goals. About a quarter of my students are english language learners and about 50% come from low income homes. For many of my students, this may be their first time to come to school and may be struggling with transition. I want to create a more play-based learning environment in my classroom to have a space where students feel safe to play and grow.

My Project

Having a play based learning environment will benefit my students greatly. The sand and water table promotes physical development. Large muscle skills develop as students dig, pour, sift, scoop and clean up spills with brush and dustpan.

Eye-hand coordination and small muscle control improve as students learn to manipulate sand accessories.

My students will also benefit tremendously from block play. They will use problem solving skills, imagination, self-expression, mathematics, and science.

Both materials requested will help build social skills as students work together to build and play. Students will take turns , request items appropriately and approach peers to play.

Ms. Mellor
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wood Designs WD11800 Sand and Water Table with Lid, 24 x 46 x 17 (H x W x D) • Amazon Business $258.49 1 $258.49
AA613 - Best-Buy Wooden Blocks Storage Cabinet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
Melissa & Doug Standard Unit Solid-Wood Building Blocks With Wooden Storage Tray (60 pcs) • Amazon Business $55.45 1 $55.45
KidKraft Wooden Block Set (60-Piece) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
FAO Schwarz {150 Piece Set} Wooden Castle Building Blocks Set Toy Solid Wood Block Playset Kit for Kids, Toddlers, Boys, and Girls, Fantasy Medieval Knights and Princess Theme with Bridges and Arches • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Extra Large 79" x 40"! Kids Carpet Playmat Rug City Life -Great For Playing With Cars & Toys - Play Safe Learn Educational & Have Fun -Ideal Gift For Children Baby Bedroom Play Room Game Play Mat Area • Amazon Business $32.49 1 $32.49

Materials cost

$496.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$533.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.20

Total project goal

$628.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$628.01

4 Donors

-$216.34

Donations toward project cost

-$183.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.45

match offer

-$411.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$349.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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