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Mrs. Chaussee from Chatsworth CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Build and Create a Safe Community

Help me give my students educational building materials that will spark their interest in and help develop a passion for Urban Planning.

  • $472 goal

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My Students

I teach 26 enthusiastic Kindergarten students. It is the first classroom experience for many of my students. My students are at an age where art, movement, and dramatic play are the most meaningful and exciting times of the day. I use these times to reinforce many concepts each day. My students come from many different cultural backgrounds. Some of my students are from low-income families who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, some have special needs and have an Individualized Education Plan, and others are second language learners. This diverse group of learners need hands on experiences to express learning through fine motor development, personal development, and imagination.

My Project

Building materials such as the Log Builders Master Set, Build and Play Logic Puzzles, and I Can Build It! Architecture Set will give my students endless opportunities to create and share during our free Exploration time. At our Urban Planning Magnet school, many of the project based learning activities include creating and designing ways to improve our community, and these materials will give my students the opportunity to explore with age appropriate materials.

By donating to my project, you will help provide hands-on building experiences that will encourage creativity and inspire budding architects.

Research shows that free exploration and free play, helps young children develop language and reasoning skills, encourages autonomous thinking and problem solving as well as helps improve their ability to focus and control their behavior. The materials requested will encourage learning through play and increase desired classroom behaviors.

It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them. By supporting my project, you will reach the lives of many students for years to come.

Mrs. Chaussee
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA915X - Build & Play Logic Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
TT223 - I Can Build It! Architecture Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
ZZ174 - Stack & Build Soft Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.95 2 $59.90
NR30 - Log Builders - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99

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