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Mrs. Ngare from Milwaukee WI is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Increasing Coordination by Building

My students need a jumbo set of flexiblocks, gears to manipulate, solid foam geometric set and rainbow blocks with water to build and explore with.

  • $270 goal

This project expired on February 22, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Blocks provide endless hours of fun, and multiple opportunities to express creativity. My students do not have these opportunities in homes they come from but that does not mean they should not have these experiences in school.

My students are young children ages 3 - 6 years who have significant developmental delays in pre academic skills, social and language skills.

They love to explore and engage in self directed play. Most of my students come from economically disadvantaged homes and qualify for free school lunch. Our school is a public school in a large urban city with high levels of poverty. Some of my students have very young parents who lack parenting skills and do not know how they can engage their young children meaningfully to help them develop socially and learn to communicate. Some of them have faced great adversity in their young lives but I see resilience and curiosity in these young children.

My Project

With young children, most meaningful learning occurs in authentic settings, when they are engaged with materials and interacting with them. Blocks provide opportunities for the students to develop basic readiness skills such as color recognition and increase creativity as they explore different ways they can use the blocks to build. The solid foam geometric shapes will help them learn basic skills such as names of the shapes to engaging in higher levels of thinking as they look at their attributes and compare them and experiment with what they can do - can they stack, roll, or slide? The gears will provide hours of creative opportunities and help the children strengthen their fine motor skills and eye hand coordination as they link them. When children have a firm foundation, they are more likely to succeed in the higher grades.

My students do not have many of the opportunities that other children who come from homes that are not economically disadvantaged have, but this does not mean they cannot succeed, or that they cannot have these kind of opportunities.

When you donate to this project, you will be helping a young child develop basic readiness skills that will benefit this child as he/she learns in school.

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

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MANIP BLDG FLEXIBLOCKS JUMBO SET 373 PC • School Specialty $72.19 1 $72.19
GEARS GEARS GEARS SUPER SET 150 PC • School Specialty $47.49 1 $47.49
BLOCKS RAINBOW WATER SET OF 8 • School Specialty $31.82 1 $31.82
BLOCKS SOLID FOAM GEOMETRIC - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $27.07 1 $27.07

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