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Mr. Sautter from San Francisco CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarten Building Blocks

My students need a set of easy-build bricks and a giant polyhedron builder set for fun recess play!

  • $489 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The building blocks of a great education begin in kindergarten! All children deserve a great education -- and part of every school day is recess, a time for movement, imagination, friendship-building, and block building!!!

The challenges posed by limited school budgets in our urban school district should not mean limiting a child's access to a stimulating recess experience!

For many of our students, playing outside at school recess is one of the only times they are able to be outside. Therefore, having a wide selection of hands-on learning materials that engage the brain at this time of day is essential.

My Project

From an educator's perspective, the building blocks for recess time provide a venue for the exercise of the imagination, an opportunity to sort by shape, size, and color, and a place to experiment with ideas regarding form and balance. Additionally, building with large blocks is a social activity that allows for the practice of language skills -- particularly important for our English language learners. From a child's perspective, though, building large-scale constructions with these requested blocks is simply a whole lot of fun!

Building just about anything requires lots of bricks -- whether what is being built is a kindergarten recess castle or a great kindergarten experience at recess.

By supporting this proposal, you have the chance to support both! Thank you.

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Mr. Sautter
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GB122 - Giant Polydron Builders • Lakeshore Learning $99.50 1 $99.50
BR574 - Easy-Build Bricks - School Set • Lakeshore Learning $249.00 1 $249.00

Materials cost

$348.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$415.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.34

Total project goal

$488.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$488.96

8 Donors

-$438.96

Donations toward project cost

-$373.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.84

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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