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Mrs. Nelson from Minneapolis MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Work Hard and Play Hard

Help me give my students a better choice time experience since we work hard so we play hard too with Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home, cooking equipment and more.

  • $174 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am a special education teacher in North Minneapolis, Minnesota.

We are a school community that tends to be viewed as underprivileged and disadvantaged, however, my students are amazingly smart, sensitive, kind and hard-working individuals.

My students with disabilities are very capable of learning within the general education classroom. They need tools and strategies to help them participate in the classroom with their non-disabled peers.

I teach students with disabilities how to use strategies and tools to participate with their non-disabled peers.

My Project

Having choice time at school is very important to the development of my early learners. We use choice time as an incentive to work hard and persevere through hard academic tasks. I emphasize work first, then choice. However, we need fun engaging toys to play with so students have some external motivation also. Playtime is a great opportunity for students to develop social skills and life skills such as turn taking, sharing, positive peer interaction. We need help purchasing additional choice time items, Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home, cooking equipment and more that appeal to all the different learners in my groups. The students I work with love building but there are some others who enjoy pretend play as well. We need more options for the kids who love to pretend play. These items would really help our youngest students.

Mrs. Nelson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home, Blue (African American) FFP • Amazon Business $39.82 1 $39.82
JOYIN 36 Pieces Cooking Pretend Play Toy Kitchen Cookware Playset Including Pots and Pans, Play Food, Cutting Vegetables, Toy Utensils • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Playskool Mrs. Potato Head Silly Suitcase Parts and Pieces Toddler Toy for Kids (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $21.24 1 $21.24
LL601 - Animals Science Viewer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
11 inch Soft Body Doll in Gift Box - Award Winner & Toy 11" Baby Doll (African American) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$115.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$147.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.07

Total project goal

$173.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$173.80

4 Donors

-$164.98

Donations toward project cost

-$147.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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