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Ms. Lillian from Flushing NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pre-K Puzzled by Puzzles

My students need a variety of puzzles to keep them challenged!

  • $410 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have a diverse group of Pre-K students who are ready and excited to learn! With your support, they can grow, learn, and spread their excitement for education into their future academic career. Pre-K is a special place for children to learn how to get along with others while building self confidence and self esteem. They learn how to socialize with others, manage disagreements, and build key communication skills needed in the future.

We are curious and active learners who love to make new discoveries by exploring our surroundings.

It's hard for a four year old to sit and listen for long periods of time. That's why we learn through play! Our classroom materials are essential to our learning process. The materials we play with allow us to role play, reenact what we have learned, illustrate, create, build, rebuild, count, and manipulate water/sand flow. Sometimes we don't understand the purpose of an object so we play around and test our theories. Sometimes we'll think some more and try out a new ways to use our materials. We make observations and discuss what we notice. Through our discussions, we draw conclusions that help us to make sense of the world.

My Project

There are so many benefits to introducing young children to jigsaw puzzles. For the young ones, it helps develop their eye hand coordination as they look for pieces that fit together and maneuver them to fit. I am asking for new puzzles for my students. Many cognitive skills are being developed when kids are figuring out how to solve a jigsaw puzzle. They're working on shape recognition, problem solving, and developing their memory skills. When kids solve puzzles, they start small with 24 pieces and are now working their way up to 72 piece puzzles. They're building their confidence and they are able to see how far they've come and how much better they've gotten. This project seeks to bring in more challenging puzzles for students to work together and solve.

I absolutely love observing the final part of the puzzle solving process my pre-K kids exhibit.

There would only be a hand full of pieces left and all of them are scrambling to find the right fit for them like it's a race against the clock. But there is no pressure for them to finish within a certain time limit. What matters is that they're working together to achieve a common goal. When that final piece hits and the puzzle is complete, the screams of excitement and accomplishment are beautiful.

Ms. Lillian
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crocodile Creek Pirates Shaped Box Floor Puzzle - 36 Piece • Amazon Business $28.91 1 $28.91
Melissa & Doug Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle Set - Solar System and Underwater (2 x 3 feet each) • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Crocodile Creek Garden Party Jigsaw Floor Puzzle • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
Crocodile Creek Hippo Helicopter Jigsaw (12 Piece) • Amazon Business $11.00 2 $22.00
Petit Collage Floor Puzzle, Our World, 24 pieces • Amazon Business $18.53 1 $18.53
Petit Collage Floor Puzzle, Ocean Life Friends, 24 pieces • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Petit Collage Floor Puzzle, Dinosaur Kingdom, 24 pieces • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Crocodile Creek Thirty-Six Ocean 100Piece Jigsaw Puzzle In Canister Puzzle • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Crocodile Creek Barnyard Shaped Floor Puzzle - 30 Piece • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Petit Collage Tin Canister Jigsaw Floor Puzzle, Royal Castle, 64 Pieces • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Crocodile Creek Dinosaur 72 piece Junior Jigsaw Puzzle 14" x 19" • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Mudpuppy Jumbo At the Zoo Puzzle for Ages 2 & Up – 25 Piece Puzzle Featuring Fun Zoo Animals Illustrations, 22” Square • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Crocodile Creek Mermaid 72 piece Junior Jigsaw Puzzle 14" x 19" • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Melissa & Doug Rainforest Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Melissa & Doug Building Site Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 2 x 3 feet long) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Crocodile Creek School Days 12Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Crocodile Creek – Ice Cream Truck – 48-piece jigsaw puzzle – Includes vehicle shaped storage box • Amazon Business $11.62 1 $11.62
Melissa & Doug Safari Social Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (24 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Crocodile Creek Race Car 48 piece Jigsaw Puzzle in Vehicle Shaped Box 8" • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98

Materials cost

$313.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$348.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.41

Total project goal

$409.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$409.42

2 Donors

-$349.42

Donations toward project cost

-$348.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$60.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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