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Ms. Sydney from New York NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need to Play!

Help me give my students supplies for pretend play, building, and art projects.

  • $587 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a spirited, creative, curious bunch of first graders who are passionate readers, writers, mathematicians, athletes, artists, performers, builders, storytellers, activists, and friends. We spend our days reading, singing, playing math games, exploring science and social studies topics, and studying art.

Our amazing school serves students from pre-kindergarten to 8th grade with a student-centered, culturally-sustaining, social justice-minded philosophy.

In addition to language arts, math, science, and social studies, our school prioritizes visual and performing arts, the Maker Movement, and community activism.

My Project

Play-based learning helps children build crucial social and emotional skills, fosters creativity and imagination, supports early language skills, and nurtures a joyful, safe classroom environment where experimentation and approximation are not only permitted, but celebrated.

My students need building materials, train sets, dramatic play props, art supplies, puzzles, and toys for our play time.

These supplies will allow us to create robust play centers and routines for play-based learning. Not only will play centers support pre-academic skills, but a play routine will make it possible for me to work with small groups on targeted skills while other children play independently.

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Ms. Sydney
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grimm's Little Flower Wooden Puzzle Stacker - Large Elements Nesting/Stacking Sculptural Blocks • Amazon Business $64.95 1 $64.95
LINCOLN LOGS – 100th Anniversary Tin - 111 All-Wood Pieces – Ages 3+ Construction Education Toy • Amazon Business $41.91 1 $41.91
100-Piece Orbrium Toys Triple-Loop Wooden Train Set Fits Thomas Brio Chuggington • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
K'nex Tinkertoy Retro Tin • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
HABA 3D Arranging Game Creative Stones with 28 Wooden Blocks and 15 Double Sided Template Cards with 3 Degrees of Difficulty for Ages 2-6 (Made in Germany) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Set Educational Toys for Kids with Storage Bag - 64Pcs • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Melissa & Doug Examine & Treat Pet Vet Play Set - The Original (24 Pieces, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Kids Toy Best for 3, 4, 5 Year Olds and Up) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Lewo Wooden Rainbow Stacking Game Stacker Geometry Building Blocks Creative Nesting Educational Toys Kids Toddlers (Rainbow Stacking Game) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Jenga Game Wooden Blocks Stacking Tumbling Tower Kids Game Ages 6 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melissa & Doug Food Groups - Wooden Play Food, The Original (Pretend Play, 21 Hand-Painted Wooden Pieces and 4 Crates, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Kids Toy Best for 3, 4, 5, and 6 Year Olds) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Higher Handmade Decorative Stone Felt Pebbles • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
100% Wool Felt Balls - 50 Pieces | Hand-Felted Wool Pom Poms | Pure Wool Beads | Felt Ball DIY (25mm, Mixed Color) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Koalabu Natural Unfinished Wooden Peg Doll Bodies, Quality People Shapes, Great for Arts and Crafts, Birch and Maple Wood Turnings, Artist Set of 40 in 5 Different Shapes and Sizes • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Chutes and Ladders Board Game for 2 to 4 Players Kids Ages 3 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
12 Creative Kids Educational Posters for Toddlers - Laminated 13x18 | Preschool Learning Posters for Classroom Daycare Kindergarten Nursery Homeschool | Alphabet/ABC Poster, 123 Colors Shapes & More • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
KIDAMI Deluxe 52 Piece Kids Toy Tool Set, Construction Tool Sets Pretend Play Toys with a Handy Storage Bag • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Connect 4 Strategy Board Game for Ages 6 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Animals Figure,54 Piece Mini Jungle Animals Toys Set,ValeforToy Realistic Wild Vinyl Plastic Animal Learning Party Favors Toys For Boys Girls Kids Toddlers Forest Small Animals Playset Cupcake Topper • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Pressman Amazon Exclusive Bonus Edition Let's Go Fishin' - Includes Lucky Ducks Make-A-Match Game! • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Acerich 2000 Pcs 1cm Assorted Pom Poms for Christmas DIY Creative Crafts Decorations Fuzzy Pom Poms Balls Arts Decorations • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Colorful Extra Long Flexible Bendy Party Disposabl Drinking Straws, 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
Duck, Galaxy, Brand 283039 Printed Duct Tape, 1.88 Inches x 10 Yards, Single Roll • Amazon Business $3.88 1 $3.88

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