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Ms. Garber from Wheeling WV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Power of Play in Our Busy Day!

My students need supplies for morning tubs to incorporate play into the day!

  • $520 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I've been teaching first grade for 6 years and I love this group of 1st graders! They are very different than any other class I've had. Their enthusiasm for the day excites me each morning. Even though some of their backgrounds, home lives, and many other aspects are not the best, my students still walk in each day excited and eager to learn and explore! They like to socialize, build, draw, create, and move around.

With the increase in technology such as iPads, tablets and toys, many kids still need interactive play in the classroom.

My Project

Ml"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."- Fred Rogers

By incorporating morning tubs into my classroom, it can offer play-based opportunities for students to explore, create, and communicate with each other.

Morning tubs help reduce the length of a morning routine, get students excited about the day, and encourage collaboration in the classroom.

Students can choose from a variety of boxes that are literacy-based, have math connections, help them explore and create, design, practice fine motor skills, play fun games, and build using exciting resources that are age appropriate. These materials range from phonics dominoes, to STEM magnets, to scented markers students can write and create any piece of work they desire. Students will have the opportunity to work together to create, build, imagine, and laugh.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles 32-Piece Clear Colors Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity and Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
K’NEX 70 Model Building Set – 705 Pieces – Ages 7+ Engineering Education Toy • Amazon Business $37.17 1 $37.17
Mr. Sketch 1905069 Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $5.64 5 $28.20
TINKERTOY ‒ 100 Piece Essentials Value Set ‒ Ages 3+ Preschool Education Toy • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Rory's Story Cube Complete Set - Original - Actions - Voyages • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Bananagrams Word Game (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Learning Resources Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set: Plastic • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Educational Insights Phonics Dominoes - Short Vowels • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Learning Resources Link 'N' Learn Links, Bucket of 500 • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Spirograph Junior • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Educational Insights Phonics Dominoes - Blends & Digraphs • Amazon Business $18.59 1 $18.59
Ideal 4-Way CountDown Game • Amazon Business $17.77 1 $17.77
Melissa & Doug Wooden Stamp Set, Favorite Things - 26 Wooden Stamps, 4-Color Stamp Pad • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources 5-Inch Double-Sided Assorted Geoboard, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $14.10 1 $14.10
Eureka Tub Of Letter Tiles, 176 Tiles in 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" Tub • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Animals Figure,54 Piece Mini Jungle Animals Toys Set With Gift Box,ValeforToy Realistic Wild Animal Learning Party Favors Toys For Boys Girls Kids Toddlers Forest Small Farm Animals Toys Playset • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Activity Set: 5 Wooden Panels and 5 Matching Laces - Pets • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
DK Games: Silly Sentences • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
Reading Dice, Word Family Dice, Phonics Game • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Peg Game • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60

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