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Ms. Williams from Boaz AL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Incorporating Play Based Learning in Kindergarten

Help me give my students play based learning materials to support their love for learning.

  • $298 goal

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My Students

My name is Mary Williams. I teach 18 amazing kindergarteners at Boaz Elementary School. When you walk into my classroom you will see my students learning, exploring, and having conversations through play. My students love to dance, laugh, talk, and have fun all while learning. I have students that range in ages 5 to 6. They all come from different backgrounds, but one thing they have in common is a desire to be loved and to learn and I am blessed enough to be able to love on my students and teach them every day. Thank you for considering donating to my sweet classroom. :)

My Project

I teach 18 wonderful kindergarteners. This year is my first year using play based learning to teach my students. Although I am very excited about play based learning, I am still in need of some materials that would benefit my students and their learning. I have seen first hand how play based has a positive impact on my students.

Play based learning invites children to have a positive impact towards learning.

Play based learning has proven to provide a strong basis and love of learning for later success in school. Thank you so much for supporting my classroom and my amazing students.

Ms. Williams
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop & Serve Ice Cream Counter (Play Food and Accessories, 28 Pieces, Realistic Scooper, 13.6" H x 8.6" W x 7.7" L) • Amazon Business $41.37 1 $41.37
Melissa & Doug Slice & Toss Salad Set (Pretend Play, Self-Stick Tabs, Reusable Double-Sided Menu, 52 Pieces, 12″ H × 16″ W × 3.5″ L) • Amazon Business $25.65 1 $25.65
Melissa & Doug Smoothie Maker Blender Set (Helps Develop Motor and Social Skills, 24 Pieces) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Melissa & Doug Brew & Serve Wooden Coffee Maker Set (Play Kitchen Accessories, Encourages Imaginative Play, 12 Pieces, 25.4 cm H x 33.02 cm W x 10.16 cm L) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Melissa & Doug Triple-Layer Party Cake, Wooden Play Food, Tiered Wooden Cake, Self-Sticking Tabs, Sturdy Construction, 13.5” H x 10.5” W x 2.7” L • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Melissa & Doug Fridge Food Wooden Play Food Set (Pretend Play, Hand-Painted Wood, Sturdy Construction, 9 Pieces) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melissa & Doug Cutting Fruit Set (Wooden Play Food, Attractive Wooden Crate, Introduces Part and Whole Concepts, 17-Piece Set) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melissa & Doug Take-Along Tool Kit Wooden Toy, Pretend Play, Sturdy Wooden Construction, Promotes Multiple Development Skills, 9.9" H x 5.5" W x 4.8" L • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Melissa & Doug Bread and Butter Toaster Set (9 pcs) - Wooden Play Food and Kitchen Accessories • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Condiment Set (Pretend Play, Sturdy Metal Caddy, Realistic Sound Effects, 6 Pieces) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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