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Ms. Laird from Brooklyn NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Promote Cognitive Development Through Play

Help me give my students unit building blocks, block people, and a storage shelf to learn through play.

  • $465 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have twenty-five kindergarten students who are eager to learn and work hard every day. This has translated into success for the students and the school as a whole. Our school has received an "A" consistently for the last several years and we have very high rates of success on state assessments. Our school was awarded the National Blue Ribbon award in 2011.

The majority of my students are eligible for free lunch and more than half of my class speaks English as a second language.

My kindergarten students need a lot of hands-on activities and visual support in order to learn new concepts.

My Project

My students should have the opportunity to play with large unit blocks with plenty of time to build and rebuild invented and familiar structures with the blocks.

By playing with blocks, children learn skills in problem solving, imagination, self expression, mathematics, science, continuity and permanence, creativity, self esteem, social and emotional growth, fine and gross motor skills all while acquiring knowledge about their surrounding environment and increasing their ability to interact with it.

There are so many benefits to having building blocks. Please help us get the unit building blocks and I promise to give my students plenty of time to build with them!

Ms. Laird
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA612 - Best-Buy Wooden Blocks - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
AA200X - Lakeshore Block Play People - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
AA613 - Best-Buy Wooden Blocks Storage Cabinet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
FF670 - Block Play Home Builder • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$359.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$394.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.68

Total project goal

$464.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$464.54

7 Donors

-$464.54

Donations toward project cost

-$394.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.68

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$0.00

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