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Mrs. McRae from Fort Worth TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

How Do I Learn? I Play!

My students need dolls, race tracks, Tinkertoys, and play-doh for social play with their friends to develop their social-emotional skills.

  • $492 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My kindergartners are curious, hands-on and excited little learners! Every day they say or do something that makes me laugh. They come to school always ready to try new things and are so open to learning and growing both personally and academically.

I am moving to a brand new building and my students will get to experience our school for the first time!

I want this experience to be just as a amazing as my students! I want my students to experience a fun and positive learning environment as they begin their educational career.

Each child in my classroom loves learning, although they each go about it in their own way. We incorporate a variety of learning activities, group work, and free play to ensure that each student's academic, social, and emotional development needs are being met. Five year olds are truly a fun and amazing age to teach and I am so thankful to have a new group of learners that are excited and ready to learn each year!

My Project

Play sets the foundation for learning and how we interact in the world. With these materials, my students will have the opportunity to engage and cooperate with one another through play. They will tap into their creativity through building with Mega Blocks, constructing with Tinker Toys, inventing with EMIDO, role-playing with dolls, cooking with kitchen toys, and imagining with Playdough, among many others. They will build their social skills by playing and working together means speaking and listening to one another in a constructive way.

I want my students' learning to be enhanced through the power of play.

Using these materials can and will build on students academic skills in all subject areas. Literacy skills will be enhanced with speaking and listening skills. Students creativity with shine when they make a creation with many of the magnetic or gears toys. The children in my classroom will become engineers, readers, artists, writers, scientists, and mathematicians through play.

It is my hope that my students will use what they are learning in school and apply it to the tools and materials that they play with and vice versa. I cannot wait for them to get started!

Mrs. McRae
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Disney Princess Shimmering Dreams Collection Doll • Amazon Business $89.57 1 $89.57
Race Tracks Car Tracks Toys with 192 Pieces Flexible Tracks Set with 2 Vehicles,4 Trees,2 Slopes,1 Hanging Bridge and Traffic Accessories Super Fun,Early Educational Toys for 1 2 3 Year Girls and Boys • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
TINKERTOY ‒ 100 Piece Essentials Value Set ‒ Ages 3+ Preschool Education Toy • Amazon Business $26.60 1 $26.60
Marble Run Set, Glonova 127 Pcs Marble Race Track for Kids with Glass Marbles Upgrade Top Quality Marble Set • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Deluxe Building Set, 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $24.49 1 $24.49
ZOOB BuilderZ 125 Piece Kit • Amazon Business $18.59 1 $18.59
DreambuilderToy Magnetic Tiles Building blocks Toys by (40 PCS) • Amazon Business $18.50 1 $18.50
Mermaid Princess Doll Pack for Little Girl's Toy and Play Gift Set • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
SOTOGO 61 Pieces Clay Dough Tools Kit with Molds and Extruder Tools • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Kimicare Kitchen Toys Fun Cutting Fruits Vegetables Pretend Food Playset for Children Girls Boys Educational Early Age Basic Skills Development 24pcs Set, Multicolors • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Mega Bloks 80-Piece Big Building Bag, Classic • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
Small World Toys Living - Young Chef Cookware 11 Pc. Playset • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
SOTOGO 106 Pcs Barbie Doll Clothes Set Include 15 Pack Barbie Clothes Party Grown Outfits And Randomly 90 Pcs Different Barbie Doll Accessories - The Great Gift For Little Girl • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Fidgeteez Marble Fidget Toy (Set of 10) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$382.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$417.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.74

Total project goal

$491.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$491.62

1 Donor

-$491.62

Donations toward project cost

-$417.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.74

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$0.00

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