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Ms. Marini from Norwalk CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Power of Play in K

Help me give my students the powerful benefits of play with play-based center materials including LEGOS, play food sets and crayons!

  • $299 goal

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My Students

My Kindergarten class consists of 21 students who come in each morning eager to learn and do their absolute best.

I teach in a Title I school, located in a city booming with diversity, and students come from a wide range of backgrounds, speak a variety of languages, and have huge imaginations!

Each child in my classroom absolutely loves learning, although the method in which they learn best varies greatly. I make it my goal to incorporate a variety of learning strategies and opportunities to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are! This diverse bunch is truly an incredible group, and I love watching them beam with excitement and confidence when they are successful!

My Project

Help give my students play-based learning centers! Research has shown the long-term benefits of high-quality play-based kindergarten programs, where children are exposed to learning and problem solving through self-initiated activities and teacher guidance.

Play is not frivolous, it enhances brain structure and function, promotes executive function and helps children learn to persevere, increase attention and navigate their emotions.

These items will be used during our play center time where students will get to choose where they would like to play. Meaningful activities and a variety of options give children the opportunity to stimulate their ability to discover and explore and even increases their concentration! Students will be given the chance to gain invaluable social-emotional skills through your donations!

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Ms. Marini
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO City People Pack – Fun Fair 60234 Building Kit, New 2019 (183 Pieces) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Melissa & Doug Fill & Fold Taco & Tortilla Set (Play Food, Sliceable Wooden Mexican Play Food, Skillet & More, 43 Pieces, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5 Year Olds and Up) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Thirst Quencher Drink Dispenser (10 Pieces, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 Year Olds) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Melissa & Doug Scoop & Stack Ice Cream Cone Magnetic Pretend Play Set - The Original (10 Pieces, Play Food Kids Toy, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, and 5 Year Olds) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
LEGO Classic Windows of Creativity 11004 Building Kit, New 2019 (450 Pieces) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Grocery Basket with Play Food, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, and 5 Year Olds • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Crayola Ultimate Crayon Bucket 200 Crayons • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Cookie Creations • Amazon Business $14.96 1 $14.96
Elmers E579 Jumbo Disappearing Purple School Glue Stick, 1.4 Ounce, 5 Packs of 3 Sticks, 15 Sticks Total • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Crayola Sidewalk Chalk, Washable, Outdoor, Gifts for Kids, 64 Count • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Melissa & Doug Pretend-to-Spend Wallet (Pretend Shopping Toy, 40+ Pieces, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5, and 6 Year Olds) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Play-Doh Basic Fun Factory Shape Making Machine with 2 Non-Toxic Play-Doh Colors • Amazon Business $4.94 1 $4.94

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