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Mrs. Calvert from San Ramon CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Play Is the TK Way!

Help me give my students puppets, multicultural and diverse figurines, paintbrushes, and fine motor dressing boards.

  • 1 donor
  • $594 goal

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My Students

I have 25 amazing transitional kindergarten students. Over 75% of them speak a second language and many of my students are English language learners. Yes, there is a wide range of abilities, interests, and learning styles in our class. My TK class is unique in that we also participate in some activities with older kindergarten students regularly.

My Project

Through play, young children use their imagination and creativity, develop problem-solving and social skills, learn to communicate and think, and much more. Puppets allow children to create, tell, and act out stories, multicultural and diverse figurines encourage inclusivity, board games help them learn to take turns and follow rules, dressing boards help them develop their fine motor skills and teaches students how to button, snap, and tie strings. Lastly, having access to a color printer will allow me to create visuals to support my students, and especially my English language learners.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lexmark Toner Cartridge - Black, C231HK0 • Amazon Business $86.30 1 $86.30
Lexmark C2310M0 Magenta Return Program Cartridge Toner • Amazon Business $58.99 1 $58.99
Lexmark C2310C0 Cyan Return Program Cartridge Toner • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99
Beverly Hills Doll Collection Sweet Li'l Folks Set of 20 Community and Family Dollhouse Figures Soft Vinyl Play Figures People for All Ages • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Get Ready Kids Friends with Disabilities Play Figures • Amazon Business $35.61 1 $35.61
ThinkFun Zingo Bingo Award Winning Preschool Game for Pre-Readers and Early Readers Age 4 and Up - One of the Most Popular Board Games for Boys and Girls and their Parents, Amazon Exclusive Version • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Melissa & Doug 96037 Jolly Helpers Hand Puppet, Multicolor • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
SHENGQIDZ 8 Pack 8X Handheld Magnifying Glass Shatterproof Reading Magnifier for Seniors and Kids, 50mm Real Glass Magnifying Lens with Non-Slip Rubber Handle for Reading Hobbies and Science • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
YHZAN Montessori Material Early Learning Basic Life Skills Busy Board Learn to Dress Practice Boards - Zip, Snap, Button, Buckle, Lace & Tie 6 pcs/Set Toys for Toddlers • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Melissa & Doug Palace Pals Hand Puppets (Set of 4) - Prince, Princess, Knight, and Dragon • Amazon Business $17.63 1 $17.63
TT114 - Lets Talk Nigerian Girl Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
KidKraft Wooden Poseable Doll Family of 7 - African American, Gift for Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Winning Moves Games Hi - Ho! Cherry - O Board Game • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
10Pcs Paint Brushes for Kids, Anezus Kids Paint Brushes Toddler Large Chubby Paint Brushes Round and Flat Preschool Paint Brushes for Washable Paint Acrylic Paint • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39

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