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Mr. Chavez from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarten Is About Kids!

My students need creative play and center ideas to encourage cooperative learning and exploration.

  • $637 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from high poverty, low socioeconomic backgrounds. Many of them live in low income apartments. 100% of them qualify for government assistance and the federal free lunch program. Many of them are ELL learners and speak English as a second language. However, these barriers do not discourage their love for learning!

These students come to school every day excited and ready to improve their reading and writing.

Their parents are very concerned about their children's education to provide them a better life. Although they are disadvantaged in so many ways, you would never know it by their positive attitudes and eagerness to learn.

My Project

Kindergaten has changed significantly since the days of puppet shows and tea parties. Today, kindergarten is more about being able to read and write sentences. More and more legislatures are pushing away from allowing students to be children.

We still need to encourage play for five year olds.

This year, I arrived at my first teaching job with an empty classroom. My students need materials that incorporate play and cooperative learning. I have asked for play dough to help develop fine motor skills and alphabet cookie cutters for students to use in alphabet recognition and word formation. The kitchen and table set will be used to develop language skills and cooperative learning while allowing the children to use play and creativity. The lego blocks will be used for stem activities to encourage building, creativity, and higher level thinking skills.

Please help me build my classroom and acquire materials that allow children to be children while at the same time providing learning.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KidKraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen • Amazon Business $139.99 1 $139.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $22.00 2 $44.00
LEGO Classic Creative Building Box Set 10704 • Amazon Business $42.95 1 $42.95
LEGO Classic Creative 10702 • Amazon Business $37.96 1 $37.96
Play Food Set for Kids - Huge Educational 141 Piece Pretend Food Play Kitchen Set - 4 in 1 Pack Includes Plastic Toy Foods, Utensils, Chef Apron & Hat, Printables & Storage Bag. For Age 3-9. • Amazon Business $33.45 1 $33.45
Delta Children Multi-Color Deluxe Toy Organizer with Storage Bins • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set - 100 Blocks in 4 Colors and 9 Shapes • Amazon Business $16.06 2 $32.12
LEGO Classic Creative Builder Box 10703 (Exclusive) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Melissa & Doug Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Pretend Play Kitchen Set for Kids (8 pcs) • Amazon Business $24.69 1 $24.69
Tot Tutors Kids Book Rack Storage Bookshelf, Natural/Primary (Primary Collection) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Pandapia Play Dough Tools Set with Molds Models 41 PCS • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Kiddy Dough 42-Piece Play Dough Tool Kit & Clay Party Pack w/Letters and Numbers – Mega Tool Playset Includes 45 Colorful Cutters, Molds, Rollers & Play Accessories + 2 BONUS Surprise Dough Extruders • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98

Materials cost

$466.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$541.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.54

Total project goal

$636.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$636.91

1 Donor

-$636.91

Donations toward project cost

-$541.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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