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Ms. K from Elmwood Park IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kinder Kats Learning to be Kind in Kindergarten Through Play

Help me give my students some purposeful play items to enrich my students' experiences during playtime.

  • $163 goal

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My Students

My students are a happy, spirited group of kindergarteners with varied backgrounds, interests, and abilities. We are learning to read, write, and count but we are also building relationships, learning to follow directions, and listen with our whole body. We love to play outside, listen to music in class, dance during brain breaks, as well as explore, use our imagination and build social skills with new friends during playtime.

Playtime sets up opportunities for my students to share, help one another, and teach them that they are part of a community.

We encourage each other and see that little acts of kindness can go a long way! My students would thrive with many different kinds of open-ended materials to use during playtime to decide how to use them. This will help foster the skills that will help them be successful in school and life.

My Project

The availability of varied materials during playtime will keep students engaged. The differences in the materials offered during playtime will prevent them from becoming bored. Students will look forward to and be excited about playtime and playing with their favorite items, as well as seeing what new things they can play with.

The more engaged the students are, the more they are learning, and there is less of an opportunity for peer conflicts.

Your donations can help grow the types of materials available during playtime.

Ms. K
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 20 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC742 - Find the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC107 - Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EV212 - Regular Dot Art Painters - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
RR582 - Big Mouth Pig Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
RR586 - Big Mouth Bear Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
RR583 - Big Mouth Frog Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
LC108 - Pattern Cards for Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
TS108 - Rainbow Scratch Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

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