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Ms. Santiago from Philadelphia PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Play for an Amazing Future

Help me give my students all of these items, specially the easel Alphabet readers for a year filled with fun experiences and prepare them for their journeys beyond preschool.

  • $597 goal

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My Students

This Year is my first year as a lead teacher with 18 amazing students from different cultural background in a low income community, for some of the students, this may be their first real school setting and a safe place where they can learn through play and be children, while other students are preparing to go to kindergarten. My students are all about learning and also having fun. Twice a week My co-teacher and I teach them Spanish and throughout the day we incorporate the week theme and letters. The students love to learn and engage in class activities, such as art, writing, math, etc.

My Project

Getting all of these items will help my students explore new things in the classroom. It will help me prepare them for their next stepping stone, specially those going to kindergarten and for the younger ones returning, it will help them to continue to learn and develop efficient daily life skills.

They love art and love to learn Spanish and English during circle time and many of the bilingual items will be part of the strategies to continue learning it in the different centers and throughout the classroom.

The U-Turn Easel will be used in different ways such as fun art and also learning during circle time, just like the Alphabet learning kit will be incorporated into the weekly lesson plan letter of the week. The road rug for block center will help them be creative in building things in a community. Our students learn through play and by having all these fun things, we will make it a fun school year to be in and get them prepared for many other experiences in school and with their fine motor skills, without leaving out that it will help them learn to take care of our classroom.

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

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U Stand Whiteboard Easel, 24 x 36 Inch Double Sided Magnetic Dry Erase Flipchart Red Stand, 360 Rotating, Eraser, Pens, 25-Sheet Papers, 6 Magnets • Amazon Business $105.99 1 $105.99
Nonfiction Alphabet Readers: A Big Collection of Just-Right Informational Books for Teaching the Letters A to Z • Amazon Business $105.95 1 $105.95
Magna-Tiles 32-Piece Clear Colors Set, The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles for Kids, Creativity and Educational Building Toys for Children, STEM Approved • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Jungtier KCP010032-2x5 Fun Time Retro City Traffic Car Road Map Educational Learning & Game Area Rug Carpet for Kids and Children Bedrooms and Playroom, 2' 7" x 5' 0", Multi • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Attractivia Magnetic Number Flash Cards - Large 0-25 Number Cards with Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division Symbols • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Attractivia Magnetic Alphabet ABC Flash Cards - 36 Lowercase Large Letters - for Teachers, Parents, ESL • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Attractivia Magnetic Alphabet ABC Flash Cards - 26 Uppercase Large Letters - for Teachers, Parents, ESL • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Excellerations BEARPAT Counting Bear Pattern Cards (Pack of 23) • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
KangRuiZhe Montessori Materials Wood Math Blocks Shape Sorter Number and Stacking Learning Toys (Mathematics) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Trend Enterprises Inc. Alphabet Bingo Game • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Westcott School Left and Right Handed Kids Scissors, 5" Blunt, Pack of 12, Assorted • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Melissa & Doug Wire Puzzle Storage Rack (Arts & Crafts, Sturdy Metal Construction, Pre-Assembled, Peg Puzzle Storage, 8.5” H x 8.5” W x 12” L) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Bingo de Alfabeto (Spanish Alphabet) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Numbers Bingo Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
KUUQA 12 Pack 6 Color Kids Aprons Children Painting Aprons Kids Art Smocks with 2 Roomy Pockets for Kitchen and Classroom (Brushes not Included) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Numbers 0-100/Numeros del 0 al 100 Pocket Flash Cards • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
CENTSTAR 15 Pcs Round Paint Tray Palettes Plastic for Acrylic Oil Watercolor Craft DIY Art Painting Palettes, White (15 PCS) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Trend Enterprises Inc. Colors & Shapes/Colores y formas (EN/SP) Pocket Flash Cards • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
School Zone - Bilingual Colors, Shapes & More Flash Cards - Ages 4+, Preschool to Kindergarten, ESL, Language Immersion, Numbers, and More (Spanish and English Edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

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