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Ms. Hartman from Alexandria VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Preschool Family Night

Help me give my students toys to play with at home, such as Lego, Plus Plus, Straws and Connectors, and Interlox.

  • $599 goal

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My Students

My students are preschoolers with Autism spectrum disorders. Our classroom uses the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to teach children functional skills.

The children come from financially and linguistically diverse families in a suburb of Washington, DC.

My school is a Title I school and we have a large population of English Language Learners. Our school hosts a variety of preschool programs, including children with and without disabilities. Our families from all the preschool classes will be invited to the family night- 165 families in all.

My Project

This project is about family engagement. Many of our students do not have access to high-quality open-ended toys in their homes. Some children spend up to six hours each day with screens- tablets, phones, or watching television. I know that young children need to play with appropriate toys to develop math, science, language, and problem solving skills.

With the support of generous donors, my team and I will host a family learning night to show families how to help their children learn with open-ended building toys.

We will invite parents and children to participate in exploration and play with a variety of building toys that we use at school. My colleagues and I will model how to use the toy sets and inform parents of the educational benefits of each set. We will also create handouts for parents giving tips and ideas to enrich play at home. Each family will be able to choose a toy to keep and use in their home.

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

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO(r) Classic Creative Brick Box (10692) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 8 $149.28
Interlox • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 8 $135.68
Roylco Straws and Connectors 230 Pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 7 $118.72
Plus Plus(r) 150 Piece Basic Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.49 8 $67.92

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