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Mrs. Hahn from Osburn ID is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Kids to Dream

Help me give my students ways to be creative and play! We are asking for clothing, kitchen toys, tools, legos, and items to help them learn through play.

  • $246 goal

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My Students

I have amazing students from diverse and complicated backgrounds. Kids come into school each day with only part of their daily needs being met, making it a major accomplishment when they finish their work. My classroom, which is filled with energetic young students, needs dramatic play materials to allow them to be creative and have time to escape the daily academic pressures.

Some of my students don't have time to be kids.

They come to school and work extremely hard due to increasing standards and state pressures with only a short time at the end of the day to have time for unstructured and imaginative play. My students go to kindergarten for an entire day and I want them to learn and be challenged. I want them to learn how to create and pretend, which many don't know how to do because they spend quite a bit of time on devices or in front of screens. More than anything, I want to bring imagination and dreaming back into our schools.

I love teaching in this small town, and I want to give back to the kids who give so much to me.

My Project

Students are exhausted after a long, full day of kindergarten. All day they look forward to the end of the day because they know it is their time to be kids and have free time to unwind. I want students to have choices of play depending on what their interests are and what they have/haven't yet been exposed to.

Kids at this age learn through play.

I try to make most of my lessons fun and engaging and encourage students to explore while learning, but at the end of the day they are done with curriculum and testing. Yes, lots of testing at FIVE and SIX years old.

Having new, fun, and exciting toys for students to play with will help encourage their imaginations and give them opportunities to learn social-emotional skills, while getting excited about pretending and escaping reality.

I love technology, but I want my kids to see that using your imagination and interacting with others can be so much more engaging and beneficial in and out of the classroom. Students have a change to build relationships while they play which will filter into so many aspects of their lives.

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Mrs. Hahn
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 Build Your Own Creative Toys, Kids Building Kit (790 Pieces) • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant Play Set (Best for 3, 4, 5 Year Olds and Up) & Let's Play House! Condiment Set (Best for 3, 4, and 5 Year Olds) • Amazon Business $38.98 1 $38.98
WolVol 26-Piece Tool Box Set with Removable Tool Tray - Great Gift Toy for Boys • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
JOYIN Kids Doctor Kit 31 Pieces Pretend-n-Play Dentist Medical Kit with Electronic Stethoscope and Coat for Kids Holiday Gifts, School Classroom and Doctor Roleplay Costume Dress-Up. • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Boley Kids Toy Mailbox for Toddlers and Children - Educational Toy Mailbox with Letters, Postcards and Stamp Sheets - Perfect Play Set for Hours of Pretend Play and Learning Development Fun! • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Tigerdoe Dress Up Clothes - 7 Pc - Pretend Play School Set - Career Costumes - Kids Role Play Costume - Occupation Costume (7 Pc Occupation Costumes) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$165.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.04

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$208.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.79

Total project goal

$245.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$245.24

5 Donors

-$236.41

Donations toward project cost

-$208.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.96

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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