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Mrs. Banks from Kannapolis NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

PLAY to Learn (Part 1)

Help me give my students a balance beam and number rug to combine play and learning.

  • $266 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When you walk into my Kindergarten classroom, you experience a buzz of excitement for learning. My students come from low-income families where food is scarce, parents work many shifts and are rarely home, and many people are crammed into small living spaces. My students work hard every day to succeed in reading, math, and writing despite hardships they feel at home.

For students who come from poverty, school offers a safe haven where they know they can reach for their dreams and feel successful.

As an A+ Arts Magnet School, I focus on integrating visual arts, music, dance and drama to enrich and deepen my students learning. My classroom is the first place where many students have experiences in academics. Some families have no books or art supplies at home, which drastically impacts students expose to vocabulary and artistic expression. I want to ensure my students have the best resources to propel their learning to new heights. They can achieve so much with your help!

My Project

Kindergarten students are naturally drawn to play and engagement through movement and socialization. Many days my students are asked to sit and listen for too long and I want to change this in my classroom. Play can be structured to incorporate learning objectives while still allowing students the freedom to explore and engage their bodies, voices and imaginations.

Picture learning sight words or retelling a story while walking across the balance beam or using a Hopscotch rug to practice numbers.

My students will love walking the balance beam as they answer addition or subtraction equations or generating their writing by thinking about who was there, where they were and what happened. What better way to practice math skills than through a game of hopscotch! I can see students working on number recognition in the beginning of the year and writing number sentences for each number by the end of the year. They will also learn that moving their bodies and staying fit helps them in and out of school. Students will be learning without knowing as they engage in meaningful play!

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA191 - Beginner’s Balance Beams • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
CS846 - Hopscotch Carpet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$178.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$225.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.82

Total project goal

$265.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$265.45

3 Donors

-$128.31

Donations toward project cost

-$116.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.75

match offer

-$128.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$109.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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