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Ms. Mays from Lexington KY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!

My students need books and transportation toys and blocks to spark their imaginations in the block center.

  • $601 goal

This project expired on July 21, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher of students in low income/single-parent family homes, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

The students in my classroom are students with learning and emotional disabilities.

They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many are students with a range of disabilities, emotional disturbance and specific learning disability. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may deprive them of life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

Building with blocks provides one of the most valuable learning experiences available for young children. Block play stimulates learning in all domains of development- intellectual, physical, social-emotional, and language. The current research shows that block play is fundamental for later cognitive success for learning math and numbers.

With your generous donation of transportation toys and blocks, my students will have more opportunities to build with blocks and be creative in the block center.

Studies have shown children who play with blocks when they are three, four and five years of age will do better in math, especially Algebra in middle school.

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

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Super Tough Wooden Vehicles (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $186.96 1 $186.96
BR573 - Easy-Build Bricks - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
PP715X - Mini Magic Boards - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC1457 - Soft & Quiet Building Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
I'm In Control of Myself Book Set - Paperback (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.91 1 $22.91
I Have Feelings Book Set - Paperback (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.91 1 $22.91
Highway Maintenance Vehicles (Set of 3) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21

Materials cost

$472.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$510.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.01

Total project goal

$600.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$600.07

1 Donor

-$600.07

Donations toward project cost

-$510.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.01

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$0.00

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