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Ms. Barral from New York NY is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Puzzle Area

My students need age-appropriate puzzles that can help them build letter recognition and further develop their math skills.

  • $429 goal

This project expired on July 30, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical day in our classroom starts off with Circle Time, which sets the mood for the day. We sing a welcome song, discuss the day's activities and the weather, then take attendance and share our feelings before doing yoga as a group.

Our students come from diverse backgrounds, and all 20 students in our class are English Language Learners.

The main focus this year has been social-emotional development, and it shows - now that we're halfway through the school year, our students are able to articulate their feelings calmly and are developing empathy, and show interest in others' feelings and recognize that they are different from their own. Our school focuses on families, not just the students in the classroom. During our "Family Day" celebrations, students, their parents, siblings, and other family members come into the classroom for musical activities, delicious food, and an arts and craft project. Students are able to cook in the classroom using our "Go Kids!" curriculum. Together we make dishes like applesauce, fruit and yogurt parfaits, or guacamole. Our children's garden gives students a better understanding of scientific concepts. We look for insects, plant seeds, and discover how composting works.

My Project

During Choice Time, students pick an area of the classroom to play for an hour - this includes the Dramatic Play Area, the Sand Table, or Puzzles Area, to name a few. The Puzzle Area allows students to develop their cognitive and fine-motor skills. Students who play together at the Puzzle Area practice social-emotional skills like sharing, and engage in cooperative play together.

Our current puzzle area has puzzles that are broken, missing pieces, or are not age-appropriate.

Our students will benefit from puzzles that focus on letter recognition and literacy-building skills such as rhyming, as well as math skills like counting and cardinality. New puzzles will also help our students further develop their fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA826 - Alphabet Sounds Picture Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
FF520 - Learn to Count! Picture Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
FF366 - Learn to Rhyme! Picture Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
AA827 - Alphabet Puzzles Storage Case • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99

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