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Mrs. Lee from San Francisco CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Play

The cost of learning games, puzzles, and manipulatives is $524, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $524 goal

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I am a kindergarten teacher at an elementary school in San Francisco's Chinatown district. My students are energetic 5-year-olds who are second language learners, learning English as their second language. The majority of my students live in 1 room apartments or studios and lack space and resources. I would like to provide my students with an environment that fosters and develops their social and communication skills which they lack. Since they live in crowded conditions, they have to be quiet so they do not disturb other family members or their neighbors. Five year-olds need opportunities to play and express themselves freely, so they can develop and learn how to talk to others and play with others appropriately. The classroom is a place where my students feel comfortable in expressing themselves and moving freely without worrying about disturbing others. It is also a place where my students have a chance to learn how to interact with other children their own age. Having the necessary manipulatives will provide my students opportunities to explore freely and to learn communication and social skills. The materials I am requesting are dramatic play manipulatives, building manipulatives and puzzles. Each year I have 20 students. These manipulatives will last many years and help many little 5 year-olds develop their communication and social skills.

Mrs. Lee
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA119 - Lakeshore Creature Builder • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
XW684 - Zoob-School Set • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
RR216 - I Know My Colors! Picture Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
AA184 - I Know My Shapes! Picture Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
GG780X - Best-Buy Classroom Jigsaw Puzzles - Comp • Lakeshore Learning $29.99 1 $29.99
GG597 - Community Playmat with Cars • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
GG598 - Construction Site Playmat with Trucks • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
RA370X - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Play Food - Co • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LK654 - Lakeshore Magnet Blocks • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 3 $59.85
AZ985 - Push-Button Play Phone • Lakeshore Learning $9.95 1 $9.95

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