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Ms. Diamond from Granada Hills CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Play to Learn

Help me give my students an opportunity to learn school readiness skills through games and activities such as matching, Counting Bears, Stacking Block game and more!

  • $308 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 3 to 5 years old and have a variety of special needs. They come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds and enter my classroom with a variety of experiences. They go to school on an elementary public school campus in Southern California.

My students are wonderful, sweet, and affectionate.

Each one is as unique as their special needs. My students deserve the best the world has to offer, and, with your help, I want to give it to them!

My Project

Research has shown that there are many benefits to playing daily games in the classroom. When planning lessons, I try to incorporate at least one game a day into one of the key learning areas as either a teaching and learning tool, assessment strategy or classroom motivator.

When playing games , students become more engaged in their learning, taught content is reinforced and class enthusiasm is increased.

Using games such as Acorn Soup, Bug in a Rug and Fruit Fiesta in a lesson, as part of teaching and learning, helps to develop enthusiasm around the lesson, motivating students with their participation and creating a positive attitude towards learning.

Games such as Where is the Bear and My First Match can also create a positive memory and experience of learning for students in the classroom. Playing games in the classroom increases overall motivation. By playing games, students become more motivated to learn, pay attention and participate in set tasks. Games help students to become a part of a team as well as take responsibility for their own learning. They can also be a great classroom management tool, helping to motivate a class.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Peaceable Kingdom/Acorn Soup: A Game for You and Your 2-Year-Old • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Montessori Toys for Toddlers | Woodpecker's Fruit Fiesta - Educational and Preschool Learning Toy | Ideal for Fine Motor Skills and Occupational Therapy • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
Skoolzy Rainbow Counting Bears with Matching Sorting Cups, Bear Counters and Dice Math Toddler Games 70pc Set - Bonus Scoop Tongs • Amazon Business $21.97 1 $21.97
ThinkFun Roll and Play Game for Toddlers - Your Child's First Game! Award Winning and Fun Toddler Game for Parents and Kids • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Think Fun Move and Groove Dance Game for Toddlers - Award Winning Game That Inspires Movement, Creativity and Laughter • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Peaceable Kingdom Snug as a Bug in a Rug Award Winning Preschool Skills Builder Game for Kids • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Peaceable Kingdom Where's Bear? The Hide and Find Stacking Block Game for 2 Year Olds • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Peaceable Kingdom Stack Up! Award Winning Preschool Skills Builder Game for Kids • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Peaceable Kingdom Count Your Chickens Award Winning Cooperative Counting Game for Kids • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Learning Journey: My First Match It - Head and Tails - 15 Self-Correcting Animal Matching Puzzles • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$208.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$261.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.07

Total project goal

$307.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$307.14

1 Donor

-$274.57

Donations toward project cost

-$261.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$32.57

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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