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Ms. Preston from Houston TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Them Play!

Help me give my students STEM toys like Magna-Tiles, Osmo Genius Kit, Legos, Marble Runs, Gears, and more!

  • $575 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a Kindergarten and 1st grade teacher at an International Baccalaureate Title I school in Houston, TX. This year, I have 24 Kindergarten students. At Briarmeadow, we loop which means I will have the same 24 students next year and teach them 1st grade! I have an incredibly diverse group of students culturally, racially, and in personality. Many of my students are immigrants and English Language Learners. The students in my class speak 9 different languages! We learn so much from each other.

My students love to try new things and take risks.

Though they may be tiny, they are readers, mathematicians, scientists, writers, engineers, social activists, and dreamers! They are ready to take on the world.

My Project

My students are lucky to be at a school that values play and views it as a critical part of child development. Every day they get the opportunity to engage in free play time. We need new play materials to keep them engaged in purposeful play.

Purposeful play helps children develop social, emotional, language, and academic skills.

These new materials will help my students learn how to be thinkers and find the courage to take safe risks. When children play, they become problem solvers. The skills children develop through playing lays a foundation for future success in school and beyond!

Ms. Preston
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles 3-D Magnetic Building Tiles, Clear Colors, 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
Osmo Genius Kit for iPad • Amazon Business $99.97 1 $99.97
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Machines in Motion, 116 Pieces • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Meland Marble Run Sets for Kids - 142 Complete Pieces Marble Tracks Marble Game STEM Building Toy Gift for 4 5 6 + Year Old Boys Girls(105 Pieces + 32 DIY Marbles Pieces + 5 Glass Marbles) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Kinetic Sand, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 and Up (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $12.97 2 $25.94
Learning Resources Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run • Amazon Business $21.68 1 $21.68
DreambuilderToy Classic Building Base Plates 10" x 10" Flat Baseplate - Compatible with All Major Brands (6PC) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Peaceable Kingdom Hoot Owl Hoot - Cooperative Matching Game for Kids • Amazon Business $15.94 1 $15.94
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
PlayMonster Yeti in My Spaghetti • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80

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