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Ms. Torres from Charlotte NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Helping Students Adjust Through Play

Help me give my students books and an easel so they may practice reading and writing in their new language; games, a doll house so that they may express themselves through play and snacks as incentives and rewards.

  • $661 goal

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My Students

I am a social worker at an elementary school in which over 75% of the students are originally from another country. The position is new and so I am helping the students and families understand how a social worker can help them. Being bilingual and bi-cultural helps as trust is a big factor in being able to reach out to many of the students and their families. Many of our students are so excited to be in the US and in school. They often come from humble homes, are so eager to learn and so grateful for the opportunity.

They are learning to speak English and are so excited when they learn a phrase or two and can communicate with their peers and teachers in English.

This makes them so happy and is such an incentive for them because they see success. As a social worker, I encourage them, support them and help them make this transition to a new country, which can be daunting at times. It is such a joy to see them thrive!

My Project

Students will read the books in both Spanish and English and can practice their newly acquired skills. They can use the easel to draw and write giving them a means to express themselves.

As a social worker, I see many students that are having difficulty adjusting to a new culture, often I see behavioral concerns and through drawing and playing they are able to express their feelings.

I have worked with children who have been able to deal with adversity and challenges through play and the ability to express their feelings. These can be a barrier to learning and once dealt with can improve the child's chances of being successful in school.

Ms. Torres
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage with Furniture • Amazon Business $65.79 1 $65.79
B. toys - Art Easel for Kids – Easel Does It – Wooden Drawing Board – Double Sided Stand – Blackboard & Whiteboard – 2 Storage Bins – 3 years + • Amazon Business $42.60 1 $42.60
Beverly Hills Doll Collection Sweet Li'l Family Dollhouse People Set of 9 Action Figure Set - Grandpa, Grandma, Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, Toddler, Twin Boy & Girl • Amazon Business $35.25 1 $35.25
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toys for Creative Play; Kids Creative Kit (484 Pieces) • Amazon Business $27.41 1 $27.41
TOP BRIGHT Colored Wooden Blocks Stacking Board Games for Kids Ages 4-8 with 51 Pieces • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Jasonwell 42 Pcs Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Set for Boys Girls Preschool Educational Construction Kit Magnet Stacking Toys for Kids Toddlers Children Age 3 4 5 6 7 8 Year Old • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set (Developmental Toy, 100 Blocks in 4 Colors and 9 Shapes, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 Year Olds) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Jenga Game Wooden Blocks Stacking Tumbling Tower Kids Game Ages 6 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Feelings & Choices Flip Book | Teach 28 Emotions to Kids & Toddlers | Early Learning Feelings Chart & Book Flash Card Alternative | Autism (ASD) Friendly Teaching Toy | Parents Teachers & Therapist • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookies - 30 Lunch Snack Pack (120 Cookies Total) • Amazon Business $16.20 1 $16.20
Mindfulness Activity Book For Kids • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
First Builders Big Building Bag • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
SNICKERS, TWIX, 3 MUSKETEERS & MILKY WAY Minis Variety Mix, Valentine's Day Bulk Candy, 67.2-Ounce 240 Pieces (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $14.66 1 $14.66
Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids Age 4-8 Year Old 60 Piece Colorful Wooden Puzzles for Toddler Children Learning Educational Puzzles Toys for Boys and Girls (3 Puzzles) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Classic Operation Game • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Hasbro Gaming Candy Land Kingdom Of Sweet Adventures Board Game For Kids Ages 3 & Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Doll Family of 7 African American - Variations • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Anger Management Workbook for Kids: 50 Fun Activities to Help Children Stay Calm and Make Better Choices When They Feel Mad • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
First 100 Words in English and Spanish (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mattel Games UNO: Classic (Tin Box) [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Loteria: First Words / Primeras Palabras (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
NERF Sports Nerfoop Jump Shot • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
Un Elefante: Numbers- Numeros (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Tres Reyes Magos: Colors - Colores (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
Chalk and Eraser Set - Comes with Colored and White Chalk. by Basic • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Trouble Game • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Where Is? - Donde Esta? El Chavo: A Bilingual Hide-And-Seek Book (Where Is? El Chavo/ Donde Esta?) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed Fruit, 40 Count • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Carson Dellosa - Colors and Shapes Flash Cards - 54 Cards for Toddler / Preschool Learning, Skill Development and Identification, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
Carson Dellosa - First Words Flash Cards - 54 Cards for Phonics, Sight Words, Letter Recognition, Early Development for Preschool Toddler Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

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