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Ms. Maiorano from Brooklyn NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Play

Help me give my students the learning tools they need to not only succeed but also have fun!

  • $421 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class is full of energetic kindergarteners who are full of imagination and wonder. They love to learn in many ways, especially by playing games!

"Plays is the highest form of research"- Albert Einstein

Research has shown that children learn many skills through playing games. They begin to understand how to socialize by taking turns and working through problems, they retain more information about what they are learning, and they get to release some of the energy that 5 year olds have!

My Project

Each morning, we start our day with learning centers. These educational games allow the students to start their day by having fun, socializing with friends and learning at the same time!

Using games as tools for education help the students learn phonics and math while playing with their friends!

Games, such as puzzles, go fish and hot dot pens, let students learn phonics and math skills while laughing with their friends! While strengthening their educational skills, students also work on taking turns, talking out their problems and getting to know each other! Learning through play allows students to gain skills they will continue to use their entire life!

Ms. Maiorano
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Aeromax My 1st Career Gear complete set of quality career oriented role play - 1CGA • Amazon Business $52.31 1 $52.31
Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Getting Ready for School Set: 160 School Readiness Lessons! • Amazon Business $33.79 1 $33.79
Educational Insights Hot Dots Talking Pen, Single (New Silver Color) • Amazon Business $7.39 4 $29.56
VCANNY Magnetic Blocks, Magnetic Building Blocks Set for Boys/Girls, Magnetic Tiles Educational STEM Toys for Kids/Toddlers, 60 Piece • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
ThinkFun Zingo 1-2-3 Number Bingo Game for Age 4 and Up - Award Winner and Toy of the Year Nominee • Amazon Business $17.61 1 $17.61
Educational Insights Hot Dots Flash Cards- Word Families • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Educational Insights Hot Dots Flash Cards- Vowels • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Educational Insights Hot Dots Phonics Flash Cards- Consonants • Amazon Business $14.03 1 $14.03
The Learning Journey Match It! - Mathematics - STEM Addition and Subtraction Game Helps to Teach Early Math Facts 30 Matching Pairs • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Teacher Created Resources 5454 Chevron Funtastic 4-Inch Letters Combo Pack • Amazon Business $6.36 2 $12.72
Teacher Created Resources Power Pen Learning Cards, Sight Word Sentences (6857) • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Peaceable Kingdom Alphabet Go Fish Letter Matching Card Game - 52 Cards with Box • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Educational Insights 2353 Hot Dots Jr. Numbers and Counting Card Set • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Learning Resources POP for Letters • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Command Medium Refill, White, 36-Strips (GP021-36NA) - Easy to Open Packaging • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Creative Teaching Press Chalkboard 4" Designer Letters, Black/White (0279) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Magnefic! Magnetic Squares, 1 tape sheet of 70 magnetic squares (each 20x20x2mm), magnet on one side, self adhesive on the other side. Perfect for fridge organisation, DIY art project, vision board • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
TREND enterprises, Inc. Trimmer Storage Box File 'n Save System • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
TREND enterprises, Inc. Easy Addition Fun-to-Know Puzzles • Amazon Business $7.33 1 $7.33
Colorful Chalkboard EZ Letters • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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