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Ms. Love from Milwaukee WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Preschoolers Need Puzzles

My students need a variety of diverse puzzles to be used in our classroom; multicultural families, differing abilities puzzles, and color and shape puzzles.

  • $454 goal

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My Students

A three and 4-year-old preschool classroom is such a great environment to be around. Our Head Start preschool room is full of smiling faces, who are excited about what's going to happen next. Our students love hands on activities that encourage them to be creative and think outside the box.

My classroom consists of 17 young, brilliant minds who are always ready to learn something new.

They're always asking how and why. They're so curious about how the different things around them work. They're so persistent, not giving up until they get the answer they're looking for.

My Project

At the moment, our classroom does not have a sufficient amount of puzzles or puzzles that are in quality shape for our students to use. We rotate through the same puzzles and our students are starting to get bored. Most are missing pieces or are becoming so faded that the students are unable to see what the puzzle is supposed to be. If provided with new puzzles our students would use these puzzles throughout the day, everyday.

Puzzles provide an opportunity for children to manipulate the world around them.

Puzzles help develop so many different skills within young children.When students turn, pick up, and maneuver puzzle pieces they are developing a connecting between their eyes and their hands. They see the puzzle, think about what the puzzle looks like, and how the piece in their hand correctly fits. Which also ties into problem solving skills. Puzzles will teach our students how to solve problems and think in different ways.

Fine motor skills are also developed by using puzzles. Using small, movements, such as picking up a piece, using wrist movements to turn and flip the piece, helps to develop the fine motors skills that are needed for handwriting.

Having puzzles that reflect multi-cultural families, people working in different careers, and people who have disabilities will introduce our students to people who look different from them and lead to a conversation that can help them understand the world around them.

Puzzles will help our students develop in several areas across the board.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP216 - Careers Puzzle Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.99 1 $119.99
HH519 - All Kinds of Families Puzzle Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
JJ972 - Differing Abilities Puzzle Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
GG694 - Wild Animals Puzzle Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LA649 - Lakeshore Puzzle Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
PP192 - Colors Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP203 - Shapes Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

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