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Ms. R 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 various manipulatives to help support their visual learning

  • $545 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 12 special needs students who are all unique and incredible in their own way. Our pre-k center is based on learning through play. In our school year we cover seven interesting units of study. During these units of study we create our dramatic play areas and add fun educational learning tasks in other centers (math, science, writing, blocks and art center). When we transform the classroom during each new unit, the look of delight on each child’s face when they see something new and interesting is truly rewarded. One of the many challenges that my students are faced with is communication. Most of my students are non-verbal which causes frustration within the environment. I use specific teaching methods such as visual pictures and communication boards, as well as added teacher support and special services. I love playing a significant role in their learning process and being able to experience their growth to overcome this challenge. Watching them develop and improve their own unique styles of communication is truly special.

My Project

Within my program, my students learn through play. Throughout our school year my students have seven units that they explore with. These units are; all about me, buildings, transportation, clothing unit, trees & plants, transformation and recycling unit. Materials that I am asking for will be implemented within these seven units of study. For example, one of the items I am requesting is a design your own car. During the transportation unit, each student will be provided with their own car that they will be able to design and use in numerous centers in the classroom. Students who opt for remote learning, we will send all the materials they may require so they can join us in the fun. These materials will allow my students to explore through play and provide them with the visual support that they require, especially for my non-verbal students.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP969 BuildANumber Houses • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE579 Mix Match Magnetic Families • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LL495 Counting Cars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
DT710 DesignYourOwn Cars Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
BX532 EasyClean Craft Trays Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
TT625 Peg Number Boards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
DD561 Lakeshore Counting Cones • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG932 Mini Hardwood Vehicles Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
SE581 Rainbow Liquid Sensory Viewers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GR700 Life Cycle Sequencing Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD372 Nuts About Counting • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC743 Build the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BA790 Texture Brushes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

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