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Mrs. Rose from Niles MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Play is the Work of a Child

Help me give my students the chance to experience a play based kindergarten. Children learn best through play. Open ended materials such as the wooden blocks allow them time to plan and create and experiment.

  • $2,407 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is in a low income district. Many of the students have struggles inside and outside of the classroom. Despite the challenges they face they are so eager to learn and grow. Their ability to persevere makes me so proud of them.

Kindergarten is such a vital time for learning.

I currently have 22 students-11 boys and 11 girls. We are an active and caring group. They are truly kind hearted little people who deserve all that I can give them. They need to develop so many skills and are setting the ground work for years to come.

My Project

I am so excited to embrace the joy of learning through play. There is so much research that explains the importance of young children being active participants in their learning and growth. " Children learn as they play.Most importantly through play they learn how to learn." (The learning station)

The materials have been carefully chosen to be open-ended, creative and encourage imagination and teamwork!

The puppet stage is for retelling stories and creating their own. The blocks are for designing and experimenting with building and ramps. The easel is for creative express through painting. The opportunities for learning are endless!

Mrs. Rose
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
B250B - Hardwood Unit Blocks - Builder Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $549.00 1 $549.00
AA508 - Lakeshore Active Play Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
GG265X - Let’s Talk! Storytelling Puppets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $189.00 1 $189.00
LC652 - Lakeshore Double-Space Mobile Drying Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
EE333 - All-In-One Adjustable Easel • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
RA191 - Beginner’s Balance Beams • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
FF253 - Ramps & Balls Exploration Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
LA805 - Lakeshore Puppet Theater • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
PP439 - Lakeshore Water Play Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
FF579 - Blocks?& Blueprints Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
WF26 - Letters Beanbag Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.99 1 $42.99
LC126 - Alphabet Learning Locks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
CB214 - Jumbo Cardboard Blocks - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FF559 - Extra Wooden Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
CG286 - Mini No-Spill Paint Cups & Brushes - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 2 $25.98
LC743 - Build the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
BA918 - All-Purpose Paintbrush Assortment - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
TA9 - Newsprint Easel Paper - 18" x 24" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.50 1 $18.50
LC2915 - Heavy-Duty Adjustable Vinyl Paint Apron - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 2 $13.98

Materials cost

$1,985.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$29.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,045.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$361.00

Total project goal

$2,406.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,406.67

12 Donors

-$1,213.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,048.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$164.35

match offer

-$1,172.96

Match offer toward project cost

-$997.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$175.94

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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