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Ms. Kvasnicka from Gardnerville NV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on Learning

Help me give my students magnetic building tiles, play foam, play-doh, and waxed yarn along with letter and number cards to create and learn!

  • $234 goal

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My Students

My kindergarten students are full of energy and life! They are all very excited to learn and have already grown leaps and bounds in the first months of school. We are a Title 1 school, meaning more than 40% of students come from low income families and receive free and reduced price lunch. We are fortunate to have many cultures represented at our school, which is about 10% Native American.

My students are tactile and kinesthetic learners, meaning they use their hands and whole bodies to learn!

We use songs and dances to practice letter sounds and we use manipulatives to supplement our math worksheets. They love using their imaginations to build with blocks, create art, and play with each other.

My Project

Since my students learn best when they have multiple senses engaged, I am hoping to add more hands on options for practicing letters and numbers. Our kindergarten student learning objectives require students to identify lowercase and uppercase letters and know the sound of each letter.

Innovative materials will make a difference in helping my students to reach their learning objectives.

Play foam, waxed yarn sticks and play-doh will help them shape letters and numbers. During free play time, these materials will help them use their imaginations to create.

My students also love to build with each other. Magnetic tiles will be a fun new addition to the building center where Legos, Lincoln Logs and blocks wait for imaginative and creative hands.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magblock 115 PCS Magnetic Blocks, Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks for Kids Toy,Magnet Toys Set 3D Building Blocks for Toddler Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
WikkiStix WKX805 Big Count Box of 468, Yarn/Food Grade Wax • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Monkey Foam - 40% More Than The Competitor's Combo Party Pack - 5 Giant Blocks in 5 Great Colors - Perfect for Creative Play - Educational Classroom Pack Size - Never Dries Out! - by Impresa • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Educational Insights Playfoam Shape & Learn Numbers Set | Original Playfoam, Preschoolers Practice Numbers Recognition & Formation • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Educational Insights Playfoam Shape & Learn Alphabet Set | Non-Toxic, Never Dries Out | Preschoolers Practice Letter Recognition & Formation| Perfect for Ages 3 and up • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Play-Doh Bulk Winter Colors 12-Pack of Non-Toxic Modeling Compound, 4-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
WikkiStix Numbers Cards Set • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
WikkiStix Alphabet Cards Set • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29

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