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Ms. Finnegan from Hesperia CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kinders Play Space

Help me give my students magnetic blocks, a gear set, building logs and other materials for a play area where they can explore and be children while learning from play.

  • $551 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first year teacher for a public charter school. I have 22 students in my class currently. They are so remarkable and energetic.

This year I have been fortunate enough to be a part of these children's lives.

I adore each and every one of them. I have had the pleasure of getting to know them, and, even though some have unfortunately had a rocky beginning in their lives, they still manage to come to school every day with smiles and a willingness to learn something new.

My school serves a diverse population with various socioeconomic backgrounds. We welcome everyone to experience their educational foundation and journey with us. It is an exciting place to work, and the children love it here. We have been working on implementing a positive environment for all children and gaining more positive interactions.

My Project

My classroom does NOT have a play space. We do not have play materials. I would like to see that changed. Children not only want to play, but they need to play. They can do so much with these materials, and the materials can boost student learning. Not only can they learn about shapes, colors, engineering, math, but they will also develop social skills like how to share, take turns, and work together to accomplish a task.

I believe that a child learns best by doing.

If I can give them the materials like building logs, magnetic blocks and a gear set, they will make things we never even thought of. All of these can be used to meet various Common Core standards, too. I know the children would love this space, and it could be a game changer for my classroom.

Ms. Finnegan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles(r) 32 Piece Clear Colors & 15 Piece Stardust Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $75.56 1 $75.56
LEGO(r) DUPLO(r) Creative Brick Set (45019) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $66.95 1 $66.95
Magicube Free Building Set (27 Magnetic Blocks) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $65.66 1 $65.66
60 Standard Unit Blocks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $62.99 1 $62.99
Deluxe Log Building Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $47.66 1 $47.66
Gears! Gears! Gears!(r) - 95 Pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.66 1 $29.66
Alphabet Floor Puzzle (24 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.36 1 $14.36
Candy Land(r) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.56 1 $12.56
Chutes and Ladders(r) Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.66 1 $11.66
Classic Card Games (Set of 3) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$396.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$468.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.63

Total project goal

$550.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$550.86

8 Donors

-$327.00

Donations toward project cost

-$279.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.55

Matching donations from our partners

-$222.09

Match offers toward project cost

-$188.78

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.31

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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