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Mrs. Salienko from Stevens Point WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Light Table for Play Based Learning

Help me give my students a light table and supplies for play based learning.

  • $572 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Teaching kindergarteners is a true gift. They have a joy to their learning that is unique to the age. Each day brings them a new and exciting experience.

Our school is full of hard-working teachers, students, and families.

Over 60% of our students are from low-income families but these families never give up hope. They hope for a more stable tomorrow. They hope for people to love them. They hope for others to believe in them and give them a hand up.

Supporting my kindergarten learners every day is important. Every child needs to be taught in a way that is meaningful and allows ​them to be successful.

My Project

This upcoming school year, I will be working to bring play based learning back into the classroom. Having started teaching kindergarten nearly 20 years ago, I know that this used to be the norm. Recently, the has been a push on the state and national level to bring back play based learning as it is developmentally appropriate for our youngest learners.

Students often learn best through hands on work.

The light table will allow the students to play to learn through structured tasks as well as open ended exploration. My students deserve to be kids and to learn like kids. Funding for this project, will allow me to teach my students in a new and exciting way.

Mrs. Salienko
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TB490 - Tabletop Light Panel • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 2 $318.00
LL835X - Light-Up Math Activity Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
LC692 - Light Table Counting Tray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 2 $21.98
LC588 - Translucent Letters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 1 $11.99
LC585 - Translucent Pattern Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 1 $11.99

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