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Mrs. De La Cruz from Appleton WI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Purposeful Play in The Garten.

Help me give my students materials such as hand bells, sandpaper numbers and letters, and bead hangers to aid them in purposeful play.

  • $276 goal

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My Students

Walking into our classroom, you experience a wealth of culture, background, and language. Our students learn from, teach, and accept each other for all of their amazing strengths they have to offer. We welcome you into our day filled with love and laughter.

Our students are filled with energy and curiosity and are looking forward to harnessing that to be their best selves.

My students need the tools to make them successful in the classroom and to be excited to learn, grow, and continue to solve the problems they may face.

My Project

In Kindergarten, students are constantly learning through play and the world around them. It's a year of enormous intellectual leaps and bounds. What better way to foster this desire for play than to make it purposeful and meaningful?

Intellectuals such as Maria Montessori, Rudolf Steiner, and Reggio Emilia focus on having student centered learning in which kids practice purposeful play to develop their intellects in a holistic way.

The materials we are asking for are inspired by these intellectuals and will aid our Kindergarten students in being independent, thoughtful learners. Research has shown that sandpaper letters can allow students to learn the entire alphabet in as little as a month! Concrete bead racks allow students to develop number sense early and truly understand math. These materials will shape our independent time in our classroom to allow students to reach heights not seen before!

Mrs. De La Cruz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Montessori Lower and Capital Case Sandpaper Letters w/ Boxes • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Montessori Teen Bead Hanger with Beads • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Montessori Hanger for Color Bead Stairs with Beads • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
EOFEEL Montessori Wooden Movable Alphabet with Box for Kids Spelling and Learning (Red & Blue)… • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
【The Best Deal】OriGlam 8 Note Diatonic Metal Hand Bells Set Musical Instrument for Kid Children Musical Toy Percussion Instrument • Amazon Business $21.88 1 $21.88
Childrens Cleaning Set- Broom, Dustpan, Mini Sweeper, Spray Bottle, Sponge, Scrub Brush, Microfiber Cloth. Toy Cleaning Supplies That Work! Montessori Housekeeping Tools That Fit Into Kid's Hands • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Didax Educational Resources Sandpaper numerals 0-20 Cards • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95

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