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Mrs. Alvarez from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Puzzles! Puzzles!

My students need floor puzzles that will help them learn to count.

  • $197 goal

This project expired on January 7, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are all Latino, their families came from Mexico and Central America. Some of my class is the second generation born in the United States and speak only English. The rest are the first generation in the United States and speak both languages. They are English Language Learners.

My school services low-income families.

My school works with a food bank that delivers 135 bags of food to needy families every week. One hundred percent of the school population receives a free breakfast and a free lunch.

My Project

Children learn through play! Floor puzzles are a great way for students to work together as a team. As they work together they practice taking turns, practice problem solving skills to get to the goal of putting a puzzle together.

Floor puzzles allow students to work with shapes and images that tie into every subject taught.

These puzzles are related to themes taught throughout the school year such as animals, their body coverings. They will also help them with counting by putting the puzzles in ordinal order from 1-30.

It's a great way to stimulate the brain! While working on jigsaw puzzles, it has been studied that there exists continuous activity involving all the brain cells and parts of the brain. The connections made in the brain increase our ability to learn, to comprehend, and to remember. In addition, completing a puzzle, or even just the successful placement of one piece, encourages the production of dopamine, a brain chemical that increases learning and memory.

Mrs. Alvarez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL568 - Sequencing Numbers 1-20 Puzzles - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
FK216 - Children of the World Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK223 - Ocean Animals Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK224 - Giant Fire Truck Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK212 - Solar System Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK276 - Dinosaurs Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK213 - Fairy Tale Castle Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK218 - Horses Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK324 - Animals in the Barn Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$123.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$167.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.49

Total project goal

$196.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$196.60

1 Donor

-$196.60

Donations toward project cost

-$167.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.49

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$0.00

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