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Mrs. Smith from Smyrna TN is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

The Power of Play

I need professional books to help me further my understanding of the power and importance of play in the early childhood classroom.

  • $162 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

In my classroom, you will find 20 smiling faces who have a true zeal for learning. As you can imagine, putting that many 5 and 6 year olds in a room together can get quite loud.

If you walked by our door at any given moment of the day you would see children engaged in various activities helping them develop their craft as a student to become lifelong learners.

Our classroom welcomes parents and fellow teachers in the hope that we help inspire their love of learning also!

My Project

I love learning. As a teacher, I want to model life-long learning for my students. These books about the importance of play would help me continue my learning and benefit my students.

“Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play.” -Plato.

I need to expand my knowledge of the importance and benefits of play in the early childhood classroom so I can be more effective as an advocate for my students. These five titles will provide me with several points of view by researchers and educators on the why and how to incorporate play into our everyday learning.

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Purposeful Play: A Teacher's Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
A Mindset for Learning: Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth • Amazon Business $23.43 1 $23.43
Choice Time: How to Deepen Learning Through Inquiry and Play, PreK-2 • Amazon Business $23.40 1 $23.40
Stem Play: Integrating Inquiry Into Learning Centers • Amazon Business $20.48 1 $20.48
Planning for Play: Strategies for Guiding Preschool Learning • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58

Materials cost

$105.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$137.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.26

Total project goal

$161.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$161.73

4 Donors

-$159.06

Donations toward project cost

-$135.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.71

match offer

-$2.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$2.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.18

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$0.00

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