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Mrs. French from Torrington CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Play Based Learning: Essential for Our Youngest Learners!

Help me give my students train tracks, sensory beads, dolls and magnet blocks to encourage playful learning in my classroom.

  • $434 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 21 creative, fun, smart and full of energy kindergarten students. They come to school each day eager to learn, play and share experiences together.

The kindergarten curriculum has become very challenging for young learners.

Now more then ever, teachers need to provide as many play based learning experiences as possible. Play is how children make sense of the world around them.

Please help me purchase new play materials for my classroom. These games and toys will provide access to new materials for my students to use in the exploration and development of problem solving, social skills, fine and gross motor development and STEM skills. Help me have learning make sense to the amazing, hard working, fun loving students in my class.

My Project

Play is a daily activity in my classroom. Children view play times as a break from the academic rigor of the school day. However, play time is my favorite time of day to watch the students in my class learn and grow. As children begin to play in their self selected play areas I see their social emotional development, motor skills, language skills and problem solving blossom. Children truly make sense of the world around them through play.

By donating to our project, you will not only bring happiness to my students, you will be providing them with brand new experiences to encourage fun while learning.

All of the play materials that I have selected will help bring to life the content in our math, science and social studies curriculum.

I can just picture the joy on their faces as I show them their new play materials!

Mrs. French
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
Deluxe Wooden Railway Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $116.99 1 $116.99
DD965X - Lakeshore Pose & Play Families - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $74.99 1 $74.99
Li’l Gen Water Beads with Fine Motor Skills Toy Set, Non-Toxic Water Sensory Toy for Kids - 20,000 Beads with 2 Scoops and Tweezers for Early Skill Development • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15

Materials cost

$333.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$368.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.96

Total project goal

$433.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$433.08

9 Donors

-$390.44

Donations toward project cost

-$346.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.57

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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