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Mrs. Rees from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Me Create a Play-based Learning Environment

My students need interactive play activities that promote learning so they can meet or exceed state standards.

  • $249 goal

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My Students

Students at my school include 23% from economically disadvantaged families, 42% from various minority groups, and 31 different languages being spoken from a racially diverse group.

Despite these learning hurdles, our school has taken on the challenge to seek candidacy for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) which is part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) School Program.

I'm eager, through innovative teaching and tools, to help my diverse

students bridge the learning gaps by gaining skills via guided play and activities.

My Project

A number of studies indicate that the learning curve of young children improves when given ample opportunities for physical movement and activities. This is especially critical in a full day kindergarten environment. I've researched how to incorporate play in a purposeful way, so the students are still learning skills while they’re playing.

I’m asking for a Gourmet Prep 'n' Servetm Kitchen and Let’s Go Shopping food.

Along with the foods requested in my project, I'll create additional items that I can bring from home. The children will learn language skills (vocabulary, talking and interacting with others), math (cash register), writing (taking down grocery lists, writing down restaurant orders and making recipes), reading (recipe books, labeled items, rereading written notes) and social skills (cooperative play, taking turns, acting out life skills.) The various ways we can use a kitchen in kindergarten is endless....

Mrs. Rees
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gourmet Prep 'n' Servetm Kitchen • Kaplan Early Learning Company $118.96 1 $118.96
RR896 - Let’s Go Shopping Vegetable Basket • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR897 - Let’s Go Shopping Fruit Basket • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$178.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$211.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.34

Total project goal

$248.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$248.96

1 Donor

-$165.96

Donations toward project cost

-$141.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.89

match offer

-$83.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$70.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.45

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$0.00

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