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Mrs. G. from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Read and Play!

Help me give my students B STEM toys, Legos, magnetic hooks and engaging books.

  • $814 goal

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My Students

My students are a group of 33 five and six year olds who are always ready to learn. Despite, living in a high-crime, and low income area, they enjoy coming to school every day.

Our school goes above and beyond to try and provide students a place where they can feel safe and ready to learn but our limited resources make it extremely difficult to reach every student.

My students have been exposed to the wonderful world of books and are loving it. They need additional resources to continue their love of reading.

My Project

Kindergarten is exceptionally important because it lays the foundation. Learning can happen in many different ways, and in Kindergarten the most common, and powerful ways is through play and the use of engaging books. Research has shown that play is developmentally appropriate for young learners. We need toys that will engage students in problem solving and critical thinking. Students will also be learning social skills through play. In addition, we need Read Aloud books that will enrich our classroom library. We love to read and add books to our library constantly. Magnetic hooks will help store these toys and reading bags. Learning will happen in the most natural way, through play.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 33 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO DUPLO Deluxe Box of fun 10580 • Amazon Business $189.96 1 $189.96
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 2 $95.98
163 Piece STEM Toys Kit | Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Learning Set for Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old Boys & Girls by Brickyard | Best Kids Toy | Creative Games & Fun Activity • Amazon Business $32.95 2 $65.90
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 2 $49.54
Brickyard Building Blocks 3-in-1 Building Bricks Set, 625 Pieces Compatible Brick Toys Farm, Pirates, & Zoo Theme w/ Instructions, 2 Bonus Brick Separators, and Reusable Storage Box (625 pcs) • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
Teacher Created Resources Smart Start K-1 Story Paper: 360 Sheets (76513) • Amazon Business $15.03 2 $30.06
Pacon Multi-Program Handwriting Paper, 10 1/2"X8", D'Nealian (Grade 1) Zaner-Bloser (Grade 2), 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $9.89 3 $29.67
Vkey 1000pcs (500 Pair Sets) 20mm Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White-Delivery by FBA • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
AUTIDEFY Magnetic Hook,12 Pack 12LB Strongest Heavy Neodymium Hanging Hooks D16 Multi-purpose Indoor Outdoor Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Garage Lockers Office • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Look, Listen, Taste, Touch, and Smell: Learning About Your Five Senses (The Amazing Body) • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
The Three Bears • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Scarecrow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Little Scarecrow Boy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs (Harry and the Dinosaurs) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Storm Is Coming! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Moon (First Step Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Three Little Pigs (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Gingerbread Boy (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Reindeer (A Day in the Life: Polar Animals) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Pumpkin Town! Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
National Geographic Readers: Las Serpientes (Snakes) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Penguins! • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38
Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38
National Geographic Readers: Snakes! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Greedy Python (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Frogs! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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