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Mrs. Gentry from Melbourne FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning How to Learn Through Play!

My students need educational toys and activities like flannel board stories, dramatic play materials, puzzles, and sensory tools to enhance their learning experiences in our classroom.

  • $392 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is a Title I school with about 80% of our students on free or reduced lunch. Our students have a wide range of exceptionalities that include but are not limited to developmental delays, cognitive impairments, language impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), ADHD, ADD, and Down Syndrome. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and cultures, but yet they all show a similar love for learning. Our students walk in the door excited to learn and explore each day. At our age group, we learn through hands-on experiences and play. Play allows our students to use their imaginations, build social skills, and learn to cooperatively engage with others in a child friendly learning environment. Play is important for children of all ages and developmental abilities as it helps them build on their cognitive abilities, fine and gross motor skills, language development, and social emotional needs.

My Project

The materials I am requesting are going straight to the kids. These materials will be out on the shelves and incorporated into our weekly themes to enhance my student's learning opportunties/experiences.

All of these toys and activities are going to have a sense of purpose in our classroom to help us learn and grow through play.

The Create Your Own Farm set, ABC cookie puzzle, alphabet groceries, counting cans, and Farmer's Market color sorting set will be used in our dramatic play center to bring academics into play with the alphabet, numbers, colors, and hands on learning. The sensory shapes and handy scoops will be incorporated into our sensory bins and areas to allow my students who need sensory input the opportunity to fulfill that need.

The flannel board stories will allow my students to pull apart a story with visuals and learn how to sequence events from a story. The Bizzy Buckle toy will allow my students to practice basic life skills that they will need in the future. The puzzles I am requesting will help my students practice their hand eye coordination, fine motor skills, and the globe will be a great tool to incorportate into my social skills/social studies activities.

Mrs. Gentry
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 13 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources A to Z Alphabet Groceries, 26 Pieces • Amazon Business $29.98 1 $29.98
Learning Resources One To Ten Counting Cans Toy Set, 65 Pieces • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Learning Resources Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set • Amazon Business $29.29 1 $29.29
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Dust! Sweep! Mop! 6-Piece Pretend Play Set • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
Learning Resources Puzzle Globe, 14 Pieces • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Little Folk Visuals LFF-228 Little Folk Visuals The Very Hungry Caterpillar Flannel Board Precut Felt Figures • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
BUCKLE TOY "Bizzy" - Toddler Early Learning Basic Life Skills Children's Plush Travel Activity • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Little Folks Visuals LFV22852 Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Flannel Boards • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Little Folk Visuals LFF-229 Brown Bear Felt Figures For Flannel Board Stories • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Create-Your-Own Farm Building Playset for Kids with Garden Tools, Crops & Fruits • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Little Folks Visuals LFV22851 Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes Flannel Boards • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Learning Resources ABC Cookie Puzzle (26 Piece) • Amazon Business $16.57 1 $16.57
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Towing Game - Wooden Puzzle Board (10 pcs) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Learning Resources Handy Scoopers • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49

Materials cost

$298.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$332.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.76

Total project goal

$391.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$391.73

6 Donors

-$194.10

Donations toward project cost

-$167.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.11

match offer

-$194.09

Match offer toward project cost

-$164.98

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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