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

Hurricane Harvey Swept Away Our Block Center

My students need a good basic wooden block set to practice and learn new skills.

  • $856 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hello! I teach a special needs class of students ages three to five. Currently, I have ten students, but I expect my class to grow throughout the school year. As a special education teacher, I receive new students all year long. My students have developmental delays such as Autism, intellectual disability, speech impairment, as well as fine and gross motor delays.

The success of our curriculum relies on centers with hands on activities.

Young students learn and retain knowledge best when they can practice what they have been taught.

My Project

A well stocked block center is an essential part of our Pre-K curriculum. When our classroom was flooded, everything was ruined. All of our block center materials; even the shelves that were used to store the blocks, were thrown out. We desperately need these materials replaced.

As children design and build in the Block Center, they practice problem solving, develop perception skills, and explore basic math & science.

Research shows that young students grow and learn more doing hands on activities than at seat work type activities. The wooden block starter set along with a set of ramps and balls will provide many creative experiences for my young students that they do not have access to now.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
B250A - Hardwood Unit Blocks - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
LA201 - Starter Block Set Storage Cabinet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $219.00 1 $219.00
FF253 - Ramps & Balls Exploration Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
FF260 - Ramps & Balls Storage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$686.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$727.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$128.35

Total project goal

$855.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$855.64

5 Donors

-$427.82

Donations toward project cost

-$363.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.17

match offer

-$427.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$363.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.17

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$0.00

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