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Mrs. M. from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Learn To Get Along Through Play Time

My students need magna tiles, blocks, and block people to revitalize our center time.

  • $251 goal

This project expired on April 23, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember your first grade classroom as a magical place full of singing, fun, and learning? Our first grade classroom is full of joyful rigor. Students work hard and enjoy learning.

I teach 23 bright and beautiful children in a high need area of New York.

Most of my students are learning English as their second language, receive free or reduced lunch, and are so eager to learn every day. Unfortunately, my classroom does not always meet the needs of my very excited learners with regards to materials and supplies. Our wonderful, community oriented school does not have extra money for any supplies aside from the basics like pencils and paper.

My Project

Do you remember the fun that was recess? Most students claim it is their favorite part of the day. Unfortunately, due to our small school with only one side yard and the weather the kids do not always get to run around and play. They often spend their recess in a small dance studio with 75 other first grade students. I like to give the kids 10 to 15 minutes of extra play time at the end of the day in what I call afternoon center time. My students will use the Magna-tiles, blocks, and block play dolls during afternoon centers. They see it as extra play time. But really they are practicing sharing the toys and I walk around coaching them on their social skills. Social skills are crucial for students in the future and this time helps create a sense of community among the students.

These social centers will have a tremendous impact on my students' academic success.

Not only are these materials extremely engaging and fun but they will also help kids learn how to share. You will not only be helping my students this year, but for all the years to come! Thank you so much for your support! It is greatly appreciated!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
BC302 - Tabletop Hardwood Blocks - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR759 - Lakeshore Block Play People with Differing Abilities • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

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