You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

  • $249 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

The Building Blocks of Kindergarten

My students need the Giant Foam Block set to encourage their creativity, self expression, and imaginations.

My Students

Adventures begin in Kindergarten! What an accurate statement for the journey that my kindergartners will embark on at the beginning of their first full year of formal schooling. There are so many emotions, abilities, and personalities that walk through my door on that first day.

These children are truly my sunshine!

Eager, excited, enthusiastic, and just plain happy to be at school each day. They are so passionate about learning new things. They love hands-on experiences and games. They just can't get enough of it! The growth that they make from August to June is just incredible. There's no place like Kindergarten!

My Project

"Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity". This quote from Kay Redfield Jamison, a renowned clinical psychologist is prevalent on the internet. From Pinterest to teacher blogs, many early childhood educators find this quote compelling. Like so many others, I couldn't agree with this statement more. But the question is, how do we fit it all in? With the ever increasing academic demands, standardized testing, and academic "rigor", how can we do what is developmentally appropriate for children while also ensuring their success as a learner? Enter "play based learning". I utilize this method of instruction on a daily basis. The block center is one way to "sneak" learning into fun, interactive, and engaging play.

Block play encourages and nurtures so many social emotional, academic, and motor skill domains.

When engaged in the block center, students will be putting into practice what they are learning in math and science by exploring shapes, measurement and testing out hypotheses when building. Creativity and imagination is automatic with block building because children will put their own ideas and plans into action and build anything they can dream up! Lastly, block play would promote sharing, taking turns, cooperation..the list goes on. I can see blocks becoming a favorite free choice center very quickly in my Kindergarten classroom.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Giant Foam Block Set (32 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $178.46 1 $178.46

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Stow","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3639110],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OH","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":3335578,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Loeffler","authorIds":{"3639110":{"owner":"Mrs. Loeffler","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3335578],"proposalHash":"1470625555","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20780403,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTI3NDg4Nw==","MzYzOTExMA==","MjEwNzI0"],"teacherId":3639110,"schoolCounty":"Summit","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OH","name":"Ohio"}}