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Ms. Cook from Wasilla AK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Play

Help me give my students some fun tools and STEM kits to play their way to success!

  • $442 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students this year are curious and excited about learning. Just today, a student asked me what size a human is in relation to the sun! With that curiosity and enthusiasm, comes high energy and a need for play! I love that my students are creative and problem solvers.

Our school is in Wasilla, AK, and my students are passionate about the outdoors and nature.

They love to fix things and model problem solving real life situations. More than a third of our students are from low-income households, so many do not have access to educational toys in their homes.

My students are all different, but one aspect of learning they all enjoy is play and making learning a game! Our motto is "Work hard, play hard!" I'd like to reward these students for their hard work with some fun educational toys and kits.

My Project

Research shows strong links between creative play and language, physical, cognitive, and social development. When children learn through play, studies have shown, it takes less time to develop or learn the skill or concept.

Math fact pens and cards are fun for students, and will increase engagement and enthusiasm for learning these required skills.

The drill kit is a special incentive for students that thrive on hands-on exploration, those that like to build and create!

I'm very excited to include some engineering and STEM kits in this project. I think the "Survive the Earthquake" kit will be a big hit!

Ms. Cook
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP480X - Family Engagement STEM Packs - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
BD530X - Power Pen!® - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP751 - Bridge Building Engineering Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP507 - Create & Design Drill Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD121 - Survive the Quake Engineering Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL171 - Lakeshore Washable Ink Pads Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.99 1 $18.99
TA5314 - Watercolor Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
BD527 - Multiplication Power Pen!® Quiz Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
BD522 - Subtraction Power Pen!® Quiz Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$334.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$5.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$374.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.17

Total project goal

$441.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$441.13

8 Donors

-$432.31

Donations toward project cost

-$374.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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