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Ms. Fountain from Minneapolis MN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reaching Kids Through Play and Exploration!

Help me give my students tools such as clay and worry dolls they can work with to tackle and overcome challenges/trauma through play!

  • $318 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What can I say I love my job! I work with children from kindergarten to 5th grade. My job is to help them be successful in their classroom by assisting them to explore their emotions and how to tackle challenges when they come up. Some of my students come from difficult backgrounds, and it's my job to help them to feel safe by showing them coping mechanisms and mindfulness activities. My students come from diverse settings and experiences because of this they have unique needs and require resources that would meet their needs differently.

My Project

These items help kids process past trauma through play. Some kiddos have a hard time expressing themselves with words, so these tools will help them name their emotions by re-acting, forming and physically processing them.

The work I do with kids with various backgrounds is essential for healing.

The clay is for feelings and sensory work. The worry dolls are to help them let go of their worries. When the kids come into my room, they are free to explore and find any items to use. These tools will help make the place a little more magical for the students.

Ms. Fountain
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
KIT MARKET PACKAGE - SET OF 106 • School Specialty $132.55 1 $132.55
PRETEND AND PLAY DOCTOR - SET OF 19 • School Specialty $33.15 1 $33.15
GUATEMALAN WORRY DOLL CLASSROOM KIT • School Specialty $28.39 1 $28.39
MODELING DOUGH SCHOOL SMART MULTI-CULTURAL 1LB CONTAINERS SET OF 6 • School Specialty $21.36 1 $21.36

Materials cost

$215.45

Vendor shipping charges

$21.54

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$270.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.69

Total project goal

$317.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$317.91

1 Donor

-$212.00

Donations toward project cost

-$180.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.80

match offer

-$105.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$90.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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