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Mrs. Mayo from Northport AL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More Play for a Busy Day

My students need to interact with each other in informal and social situations through the use of items such as Mega Bloks and LEGO bricks.

  • $294 goal

This project expired on April 30, 2018.

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My Students

My students are busy and inquisitive six and seven year olds who enjoy learning, moving, and playing with their friends. An efficient classroom environment is critical to the success of a classroom. This year I am incorporating flexible seating options and am pleased by how my students are quickly adapting to the various choices made available to them. They are also engaged each day by materials that encourage them to laugh, create, build, and imagine. Beginning the day with opportunities for such learning sets a mood of community, respect, sharing, and cooperation.

My Project

After beginning the year explicitly modeling social skills – how to say excuse me, how to ask to join a group, how to play nicely on the playground, how to walk by someone without touching them, I realized that my students would need more opportunities to practice these skills in order to master them.

I began using morning tubs containing materials that would excite any 6 year old, but would require sharing, cooperation, and patience.

By adding additional materials, such as Legos, magnet tiles, PlayDoh, and building blocks, students will have the opportunities to collaborate on what they choose to build and how they choose to play. Students would also be eager to come to class each morning, knowing that they were going to start their day playing with their friends using engaging materials.

Play sets the foundation for our later interactions with the world and must be modeled correctly and consistently in order to be mastered successfully. By giving my first graders daily opportunities to share, play, and interact, they will better understand how to adapt to various situations as they are encountered in life.

Mrs. Mayo
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
101 Piece STEM Toys Kit | Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Learning Set for Ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Year Old Boys & Girls by Brickyard | Best Kids Toy | Creative Games & Fun Activities • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
SHAWE 100 PC Interlocking Building Set -Fine Motor Skills- Children Imaginations Run Wild -Build Unlimited Shapes -Safe Kids Material • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Mega Bloks Deluxe Building Bag 150-Piece • Amazon Business $23.87 1 $23.87
400 Piece Wheels, Tires, and Axels Set - Building Brick Compatible Play Kit • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
MarlaMall Magnetic Building Blocks, 76 PCS Mini Magnet Tiles Set Educational Stacking Toys for Kids Over 3 Years Old • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Play-Doh 24-Pack of Colors (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $19.67 1 $19.67
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 $15.55 1 $15.55
ZOOB BuilderZ 125 Piece Kit • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Joyin Toy 44 Pieces Clay Dough Tools Kit with Models and Molds. • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
LEGO Classic Creative Bricks 10692 Building Blocks, Learning Toy • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Building Toys For Kids 400 Set Straws and Connector + Wheels - Colorful and Strong Kids Construction Toys With Special Connectors - Great Gift Building Blocks For Boys And Girls - Original - By Play22 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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