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Mrs. Morris from Cantrall IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Playing With a Purpose!

Help me give my students more options for center time.

  • $437 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 21 bright and eager young kindergarten boys and girls who are full of wonder and curiosity. My students are just beginning their academic career and are learning social skills, along with reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.

These kindergarten students are excited and enthusiastic about learning and I want to keep it that way.

They absolutely love hands-on, active, and engaging activities that support that learning.

My students truly are an incredible group and they make teaching fun.

My Project

There is so much research that shows that learning through play is what is developmentally appropriate for our earliest learners. It is tough to sit at a desk and do worksheets at this age. With the right materials, play can be directed so that it reinforces lessons in all academic areas and encourages growth in social skills.

When students are engaged in purposeful play, they are having fun and don't even realize they are learning.

What's more, this type of hands-on learning sticks better and sinks deeper.

I am asking for a variety of resources including a set of sand and water activity tubs, magna tiles, and giant alphabet beads. The products I have selected will support my students' growth in reading, writing, math, and more. Your donation will provide additional choices when it comes to Literacy and Math Centers. Students take more ownership in their learning when they have the chance to choose. I have seen how choice can positively affect student engagement and outcome. I hope that the additional options will help my students grow even more.

Mrs. Morris
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
TT755X - Snap & Build Sight-Words - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
EG430 - Sand & Water Activity Tubs - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
EE567 - Creating Sight-Word Sentences Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE228 - Giant Alphabet Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
VS318 - Clean Sand - 25-Lb. Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
SVT6022 - Magna-Tiles® Cars Expansion Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
SE998 - Magic Water Marbles - Multicolor • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$335.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$370.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.46

Total project goal

$436.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$436.42

7 Donors

-$374.07

Donations toward project cost

-$328.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.61

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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