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Mrs. Anderson from Sapulpa OK is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inviting Purposeful Play

My students need natural shelving and storage for loose parts, purposeful play and sensory materials, as well as natural decor to provide a calming environment.

  • $452 goal

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My Students

My students are in pre-k. They attend a GE Title I school. Our students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds with over 70% of our students receiving free lunch. Some come from homes where they do not have much consistency in their lives.

"Play is our brain's favorite way of learning." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The pre-K age is full of energy and curiosity. They are dreamers, thinkers, talkers, and questioners. We have to keep them busy at all times. In school, students can seek out a consistent lifestyle.

My Project

Many educational experts have spoken about the importance of play and exploration in early childhood, but educational trends have pushed schools in an opposite direction. In an attempt to stay true to the needs of young children, I’ve been reading about the Reggio Emilia approach to classroom design and education, as well as the theory of loose parts. Based on this approach, I believe that changing my classroom environment so that it is the “third teacher” will expand my students' ability to think critically and independently.

Play is the time for children to practice what they are learning.

I am requesting two small shelves that will allow children to access materials and to make their own choices, trays that will act as organizers to encourage exploration with “loose parts,” and grass for the block center that will encourage investigations.

Mrs. Anderson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Birch 5-Section School Classroom Storage Cabinet with Casters, Natural, 24" H • Amazon Business $150.99 1 $150.99
ECR4Kids Birch 2 Shelf Storage Cabinet with Back, Wood Book Shelf Organizer/Toy Storage for Kids, Natural • Amazon Business $130.69 1 $130.69
MyGift Set of 3 Torched Wood Rectangular Nesting Breakfast, Coffee Table/Butler Serving Trays, Dark Brown • Amazon Business $29.98 1 $29.98
SUN-E 2 Pcs Life-like Fairy Artificial Grass 12''x 12'' Miniature Ornament Garden Dollhouse • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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