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Mr. Andy from Flushing NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Play on the Go: Bringing Play to Classrooms!

My students need educational toys to become part of a mobile play center cart, that will be brought to any classroom.

  • $715 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

People do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. The role of play, in child development, is crucial, yet the time kids are given to play diminishes at a rapid rate, when they enter school. Help me create an appropriate environment for our students!

Welcome to Pre-K!

Come on in! We ask that you be respectful to those around you, as well as the materials you play with. Language isn't an issue here. We're confident you'll pick it up quickly. We learn through play and exploration, so you're required to bring your curiosity and imagination. Have fun! Our kids are young, ambitious, and curious, but there's darkness lurking about, that's much too serious. Pre-K is a time to explore and play, to imagine and create until the end of the day. But, the trouble that's looming, seems to be blooming. Academic rigor! Academic rigor! They're telling us to grow up much, much quicker. They want to prepare us to be college ready. We want to go to college, but at a pace that's steady. Our parents can't help us out of the trouble that's lurking. It's not their fault! They're too busy working! It's up to you to help us keep our childhood, which we're about to lose, you wonderful people of DonorsChoose!

My Project

What you may see as children playing with blocks on a rug, is actually much more than that. They're architects working either together, or independently on an idea from their imagination. What you may see as a teacher requesting toys is actually much more than that. The teacher is serving as a material supplier, supplying tools and bricks for the architects working on an idea from their imagination. What you may see as a random stacking of blocks, is actually much more than that. The random stack represents a civilization built by the architect, who received their materials from a supplier to work on an idea from their imagination. Play is very important for child development. These educational toys, blocks, and manipulatives will be apart of a mobile play center cart dedicated to bringing play to kids in classrooms that do not have much to play with. Each child in our school will have the opportunity to engage in play when the cart comes to their class.

All the great minds in our civilization started somewhere.

Teachers do not foresee who their students will eventually grow up to become. I want to be the one who fostered and nurtured the imagination of my students, in a school that's set up to welcome any and all ideas. That idea may start off as one block, but it is destined to become much more. Your help will support the building blocks of great ideas for our future. It will bring play back to students, who absolutely need play in their lives.

Mr. Andy
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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15 donors15 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 450 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
All Season House • Nasco $152.96 1 $152.96
DB252 - Jumbo Playstix • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 2 $179.98
FF597 - Giant Pipe Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
HH669 - Bamboo Building Blocks - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
EG813 - Mega Magnets Construction Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Pretend Play Set Wooden Vehicles and Traffic Signs Set • Nasco $19.13 1 $19.13

Materials cost

$552.04

Vendor shipping charges

$17.21

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$607.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.21

Total project goal

$714.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$714.74

9 Donors

-$404.43

Donations toward project cost

-$357.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.16

Matching donations from our partners

-$294.42

Match offers toward project cost

-$250.26

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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