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Mrs. Lupo from Blaine MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning, Playing, and Growing Together!

Help me give my students opportunities to create art, play cooperatively, and explore engineering.

  • $593 goal

This project expired on March 28, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There are 22 energetic kindergarten students in my classroom that thrive on learning through hands on activities and interactive play! They are inquisitive and love opportunities to try new things and explore the world around them.

My students have a wide variety of interests and strengths that make teaching and learning together a lot of fun.

STEM activities excite my students and spark their imaginations. Some common interests of my kindergarteners include engineering and building, science, creating art, imaginative play, and math and reading games.

My Project

My students thrive off of the opportunities to engage in hands on activities that allow them to try new things and learn through exploration. Many of my students have interests in art and enjoy using new and exciting materials to create their art. This project would provide my students with access to art materials beyond the paper, crayons, and markers that I am able to provide for them. They love to proudly display their art and explain what they have created to their classmates. I have learned so much about my students and their lives through their creative expression- I look forward to what they will create in the future!

Many of my students lack access to age appropriate toys outside of the classroom setting.

It is important for me to provide my students with toys that encourage cooperation amongst peers and imaginative play. Puppets, a cash register, and veterinary tools will be exciting new activities that promote group play for oral language practice and development.

Kindergarteners in my class enjoy building and designing structures using materials such as paper boxes and popsicle sticks. The addition of wooden blocks to our STEM engineering bins will provide opportunities for my students to practice building more elaborate structures, which will increase student engagement. Bins to store the new materials will allow us to keep things organized, in good condition, and accessible to all students!

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR580X - Big Mouth Animal Puppets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
PP319 - Arts & Crafts Supply Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG890 - The Pet Vet Clinic • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
GG173 - Crinkle-Cut Craft Scissors Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
DD121 - Survive the Quake Engineering Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
BC302 - Tabletop Hardwood Blocks - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP723 - Real-Working Cash Register • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT847 - Around Town Play Carpet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
WT365 - Large Lakeshore Tuff Tote (17 1⁄4"l x 13 3⁄4"w x 8"h) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
DD827 - Solar System Science Viewer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
TT848 - Around Town Vehicles - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
LL604 - Birds Science Viewer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
LL602 - Sea Life Science Viewer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
WT365 - Large Lakeshore Tuff Tote (17 1⁄4"l x 13 3⁄4"w x 8"h) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
EV214 - Brilliant Dot Art Painters - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
EV213 - Shimmering Dot Art Painters - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
WT363 - Medium Lakeshore Tuff Tote (14"l x 11 1⁄4"w x 6 1⁄2"h) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
GA894 - Pet Dog • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
GA893 - Pet Cat • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

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