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Mrs. Gier from Las Cruces NM is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Playing In Kindergarten

My students need interactive toys such as Lincoln logs, blocks, marbles and sand to build social skills and foster creativity.

  • $331 goal

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My Students

We are a small school in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Our class is made up of a variety of backgrounds, cultures and languages. Most of my students come from low income families and come to school with excitement and wonder.

It is my job to fuel their desire to learn through such excitement.

I want to be able to provide my students with everything I can. They love learning, dancing, movement, yoga, building, discovering, playing and most of all, reading. My students deserve the opportunity to learn through a multitude of methods and resources.

Please help me in supporting my amazing students!

My Project

Our kindergarten class thrives on learning through play. Our students develop lifelong skills through interactions of pretend play, building, creating, sharing and working together.

Giving students the opportunity to learn through play allows them to discover, solve problems and socialize all on their own.

We will utilize these materials everyday, offering time to freely discover, build, work together, share and have fun. Students will work in small groups centers with Lincoln logs, blocks, tiles and marbles.

We will definitely use the pencil sharpener on a daily basis as well. Our school provides handheld sharpeners that quickly break and wear out quickly. We are in need of a mechanical pencil sharpener as our students use pencils rigorously, and go through too many to sharpen by hand daily.

We appreciate you supporting our learning through play project!

Mrs. Gier
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LINCOLN LOGS - Oak Creek Lodge - 137 Pieces - Ages 3+ Preschool Education Toy • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
SHARPENER PENCIL ELECTRIC 6-HOLE - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $35.49 1 $35.49
Marble Run Toy - Meland 122 Pcs Marble Game STEM Learning Toy, Educational Construction Building Blocks Toy, Marble Set Gift for Kids 4 5 6 + Year Old Boys Girls • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
IMDEN Magnetic Blocks, Magnetic Building Set, Magnetic Tiles, Educational Toys for Baby/Kids, 92 Piece • Amazon Business $32.00 1 $32.00
CoolSand 5 lb. Refill Bucket with Inflatable Sandbox, Kinetic Play sand for All Ages - Patented Formula - (Green) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
CoolSand 5 lb. Refill Bucket with Inflatable Sandbox, Kinetic Play sand for All Ages - Patented Formula - (Blue) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
163 Piece STEM Toys Kit | Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Learning Set for Ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Year Old Boys & Girls by Brickyard | Best Kids Toy | Creative Games & Fun Activities • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
CoolSand Animal Sand Molds and Tools Kit (36 Pcs) - Works with all other Play Sand Brands - Includes: 10 Dinosaurs, 10 Animals and 12 Beach Molds, and 4 Tools - Sand Not Included • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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