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Ms. Gladney from Saint Louis MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Our Kids Learn Through Play

My students need a variety of collaborative, critical thinking games in order to improve their academic success.

  • $421 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I absolutely LOVE teaching my class! My students are in incredibly hard-working group. They LOVE learning and always want more challenges.

My class is the most deserving group of children that I've ever had the privilege to serve.

My 4th grade students are caring, innovative, and outgoing learners. They come from diverse backgrounds from all around the world. My students love exploring and being real-life scientist, while building social and academic skills. They are creative problem solvers who work diligently everyday at are low socioeconomic school. We are grateful and excited to have this opportunity to get our project funded. Thank you in advance for donating to our classroom.

My Project

Learning through play is a great way for students to learn and develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments.

Learning through play encourages COMMUNICATION.

Children’s speech and language develops at different rates. You may not always know the best way to get them talking more, but what you may not realise is that play could be the answer that you are looking for. Playing means that they will often need to express themselves, which encourages their communication skills. It also helps them to express emotions and understand different roles, which can also be a big help.

Learning through play HELPS THEM TO BUILD FRIENDSHIPS AND RELATIONSHIPS. There is no better person for a child to play with than another child. This means that they can really explore new approaches to imaginative play and get ideas from one another. It is also a great way to encourage them to work on their social skills, their concept of sharing and also help them to learn how to build friendships too. All of these things are valuable tools for when they are at school, and of course for later life too.

Learning through play helps students build CONTENT KNOWLEDGE. My students will be learning math, social studies, and reading skills in a different way. They will enjoy learning and playing together.

Ms. Gladney
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Taboo Board Game and Scrabble Crossword Game Bundle • Amazon Business $27.58 1 $27.58
Melissa & Doug USA Map Floor Puzzle (51 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Life on the Farm • Amazon Business $23.44 1 $23.44
Life on the Farm Board Game • Nasco $21.70 1 $21.70
Bananagrams and Appleletters Set • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
24 Game: Factors/Multiples (Ages 8+) • Amazon Business $19.75 1 $19.75
Blokus Game • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Sorry Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $17.89 1 $17.89
BIG BOGGLE, THE CLASSIC EDITION • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Apples to Apples Junior - The Game of Crazy Combinations! – Styles May Vary • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
Mattel Apples to Apples Party in a Box Game • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Melissa & Doug USA Map Floor Puzzle (51 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Taboo Board Game • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
SET: The Family Game of Visual Perception • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
SET: The Family Game of Visual Perception • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
SET Junior Board Game • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
SET Junior Board Game • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
Analogies for Critical Thinking Grade 4 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Analogies for Critical Thinking Grade 3 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Unlocking Analogies: Reproducible Grades 4-5 • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19

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