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Ms. Padams from Philadelphia PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

PreK Puzzle Party

Help me give my students puzzles to challenge their thinking and foster patience and persistence.

  • $464 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a Pre-K Headstart teacher in West Philadelphia, all of my students come from low income families. Some have more support at home than others. Some students are read to every night and their parents hold conversations with them often. However, many of our students do not experience a story before bed each night or a shelf filled with books at home. Many do not have the opportunities to express their thoughts and ideas on a regular basis. Our program strives to provide students with many opportunities every day to express themselves, their creativity, and a love for learning.

About half of our students are English Language Learners.

We work with these students to help improve communication skills through large and small group activities, read-alouds, and center activities, including dramatic play. The goal is for all students to feel comfortable being themselves. We want everyone to feel a sense of pride in who they are and where they come from.

My Project

Every year a group of students often develops a “class personality,” shared interests that help foster a desire to learn and have fun with friends. This year my class loves puzzles! They are really good at putting together puzzles too! It’s amazing to see them try the same puzzle over and over again as they increase attention span and become more persistent. Completing puzzles is also encouraging students to help each other. On a daily basis, I observe students who see a classmate struggling with a puzzle and offering to help. So many positives are developing in the classroom as a result of this groups passion for puzzles. I am creating this project to expand our puzzle collection to further develop cooperation, persistence, and patience in our PreK classroom. I also hope to use puzzles to help reinforce letter recognition, number recognition, and sight word knowledge since they enjoy them so much.

Ms. Padams
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ309 - Animals Up Close Puzzle Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
FF368 - Life Science Picture Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
JJ130X - Sight-Word Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
AA478 - Puzzle Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE359 - Moods & Emotions Wooden Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
JJ465 - Word Building Puzzles - 4-Letter Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
FK281 - Alphabet Photo Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK216 - Children of the World Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK282 - Numbers Photo Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$358.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$393.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.50

Total project goal

$463.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$463.31

4 Donors

-$230.00

Donations toward project cost

-$199.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.75

match offer

-$228.89

Match offer toward project cost

-$194.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.33

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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