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Mrs. Conner from Bakersfield CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Playing is Learning

My students need Felt storyboards, puppets, dolls, Magnetic numbers, pattern blocks, dice and Geostix play-based and hands-on learning experiences.

  • $400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Kindergarten classroom will soon be full of unique and diverse learners. Young children are naturally curious and full of questions. I look forward to providing many hands-on and play-based activities to engage students in the fascinating world around them. It is my goal to nurture and encourage a love of learning in each of my students that will last a lifetime.

The students at my Title I school come from a variety of backgrounds.

I seek to treat each student with honor and respect as I get to know them personally and help each of them overcome the challenges they face in life.

My Project

This project will provide a variety of engaging play-based and hands-on materials for my students' use. Felt storyboards, puppets, and dolls will allow students to engage in story-building activities that will help them develop English Language skills as well as social skills. Magnetic numbers, pattern blocks, dice and Geostix will give students the opportunity to build conceptual understanding of math topics. Playing with sensory dough and stringing beads will increase students' fine motor skills which will support efficient pencil grip. And, who can resist a STEM activity using building bricks?!

Play is the work of childhood.

This sentiment has been repeated by child development experts Jean Piaget, Maria Montessori, and Fred Rogers. This project may look like it is "only" fun and games. But, experts tell us that times of play are crucial. Psychologist, Penelope Leach, has said "For a small child there is no division between playing and learning; between the things he or she does 'just for fun' and things that are 'educational.'" Your donation to this project will go directly toward play-based and hands-on materials that will help children learn and grow.

Mrs. Conner
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DS200X - Feels Real Newborn Dolls - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC928 - Classroom Magnetic Numbers & Operations Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
RA587 - Foam Number Dice • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT758 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit - Pre K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
ZZ394 - Create-A-Scene Felt Board Series • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG547 - Geostix® Activity Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Melissa & Doug Jolly Helpers Hand Puppets (Set of 4) - Construction Worker, Doctor, Police Officer, and Firefighter • Amazon Business $15.21 1 $15.21
LM134 - Calming Colors® Bins - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
DS431 - Mad Mattr® Sensory Dough - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
DS433 - Mad Mattr® Sensory Dough - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FG639 - Yarn Laces with Tips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
AD576 - Pony Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
DD151 - Magnetic Pattern Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$280.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$339.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.99

Total project goal

$399.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$399.91

5 Donors

-$244.61

Donations toward project cost

-$212.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.19

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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