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Ms. Nedza from Des Plaines IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Learning Is Fun!

My students need fun and open ended materials like insect counters and magnet tiles to engage in meaningful hands-on learning activities.

  • $362 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom is a fun, diverse environment that is composed of 40 students who are categorized as "at-risk." These students come from different cultural backgrounds and speak a variety of languages. Within the classroom there are more than 12 languages spoken. Most students speak their native language at home and therefore have limited English proficiency.

Creating meaningful classroom experiences is an essential part in helping the students learn and grow.

These students would benefit greatly from having supplies and that allow them to grow academically, socially, emotionally and physically.

My Project

These materials would make such a positive impact on the preschoolers. For example, the students would greatly benefit from having the insect, transportation, and family counters. These items help students work on important math skills such as counting and quantifying, sorting and using one to one correspondence while they are also based on the themes that we work on throughout the year.

Open ended materials are a great way to help the students engage in and use critical thinking skills.

The magnet tiles and interlocking discs are materials that allow students to design and build structures and materials.

While open ended activities are very important in preschool, games that require students to follow rules and directions are also important. The word building puzzles are a great way to expose students to letters and sounds.

The pocket chart will greatly help during large group times. Important vocabulary words can be displayed and be largely visible to all students.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ailuki 110PCS Magnetic Building Blocks All of Which Are Actual Strong Magnetic Tiles Educational Stacking Blocks Boys Girls Toys for Children Educational and Creative Imagination Development • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
LC127 - Unlock It! Number Match • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
WD984 - Magnetic Wands - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LK297BU - Heavy-Duty Pocket Chart - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
Learning Resources Attribute Apples • Amazon Business $19.89 1 $19.89
Melissa & Doug Food Groups - 21 Hand-Painted Wooden Pieces and 4 Crates • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Learning Resources Backyard Bugs Counters, Set Of 72 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Learning Resources Mini Motors Counting and Sorting Fun Set, Set of 72 • Amazon Business $17.18 1 $17.18
JJ466 - 3-Letter Word Building Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Creative Kids Brain Flakes Large 600 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Safe, Fun, Creative Building - Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic - Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
The Learning Journey Match It! Memory, Alphabet • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Learning Resources All About Me Family Counters • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, 1 Gallon, 1 Count - Great For Making Slime • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Grocery Cans Play Food Kitchen Accessory - 10 Stackable Cans With Removable Lids • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
The Learning Journey Match It! Counting • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59

Materials cost

$273.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$307.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.28

Total project goal

$361.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$361.85

4 Donors

-$177.40

Donations toward project cost

-$156.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.61

match offer

-$177.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$150.78

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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