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Mrs. Lam from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Play

My students need to learn through play with play food and a variety of animal collections to practice oral language and social skills.

  • $549 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Learning or school is suppose to be fun. The institution of school for young children as early as kindergarten are expected to perform on tests. Play is not apparent in the classroom as it once was. And yet, play is considered the most effective way a child can learn.

My students are consisted of transitional kindergarten and regular kindergarten kids whose primary language is not English.

Our elementary school is located in a low socioeconomic neighborhood surrounded by low performing schools. Even though our school is underprivileged, our students' enthusiastic attitude toward learning is most apparent. Therefore, this group of learners deserves to have more materials accessible to foster their language development and social competency.

My Project

When teachers allow students to purposely "play," their comfort level is at its peak, and more learning takes place when stress is at its lowest. While students are actively engaged (having fun) playing with a variety of manipulative such as play food, utensils, pots, pans, and animal replicas will enhance vocabulary development and social interactions. During "play time," students tend to be at ease and naturally have more oral discourse with peers. As a result, their oral language and social skills will automatically increase. Then, they will become fluent speakers and have more social competency to succeed and even excel in society.

We can make learning fun by allowing purposeful play to occur in the class setting.

Learning can take place when there is an interaction with people, objects, animals, and even toys as our students may call it. So, why not give educational toys to foster learning?

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE394 - Fishing for Numbers • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
BT183 - Best-Buy Tub of Animals • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
BT224 - Giant Bug Collection • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
RR402 - Classic Farm Animal Collection • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
JJ241 - Classic Ocean Animal Collection • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
GG601 - Classic Forest Animal Collection • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
GG348 - Classic Wild Animal Collection • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
LA427 - Best-Buy Kitchen Playset • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
LM366 - Best-Buy Multicultural Play Food Assortment • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
ZZ634 - My First Cash Register • Lakeshore Learning $34.99 1 $34.99

Materials cost

$394.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.10

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$466.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.33

Total project goal

$548.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$548.89

4 Donors

-$174.44

Donations toward project cost

-$148.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.16

Matching donations from our partners

-$374.45

Match offers toward project cost

-$318.28

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.17

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$0.00

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