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Mrs. Lemmie from Minneapolis MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Work Hard, Play Hard!

Help me give my students fun games to use during Friday Fun. We always say we "Work Hard to Play Hard!"

  • $288 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a brilliant group of amazing scholars. They enjoy coming to school every day and being a part of our Northside school community. You may have seen our school and some of my amazing scholars in the documentary, "Love Them First." Our student population is predominately African American with 88% of the students receiving free or reduced-price lunch.

We are a classroom family and love learning together.

Each day, we work on the academics that provide them the skills to be future leaders. The students I teach are attaining the foundation for the rest of their educational path.

I teach in North Minneapolis. Although this part of our city struggles with much poverty and violence, it is also rich with human potential, which shows to me every day in the eyes and smiles of my students. Even though some of them may not have the material goods of students in other areas, they are rich in their zest for learning.

My Project

My students work hard all day, every day to improve their academics. Our Friday Fun toys are outdated and some have moved on (to the garbage). We can really use some new board games and toys for pretend play. Students expressed what they would like to be when they grow up and how they can be valuable members of their community. Several students want to be chefs, vets, and parents. These toys will get much use. As winter approaches and the temperature turns colder, our time is limited to play outside. We can use some new activities for Friday Fun to enjoy during the cold Minnesota winter months and rainy days in the spring.

In class we always say, "We work hard to play hard!" We work hard all week and we celebrate our hard work by having Friday Fun every Friday afternoon.

Students can choose what they would like to play with and just relax and have fun. Sometimes we do game and activity stations where the students get to engage with multiple games. This time is also when students can practice their social and emotional skills, such as sharing, taking turns and practicing patience.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Battat - Dalmatian Vet Kit - Interactive Vet Clinic and Cage Pretend Play for Kids (15 pieces) • Amazon Business $23.00 1 $23.00
JC Toys Lots to Cuddle Babies Twin Dolls • Amazon Business $22.94 1 $22.94
Exquisite Buggy Doll Pack N Play Crib Polka Dot Design Fits up to 18" Dolls Blanket and Carry Bag Included • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Exquisite Buggy, My First Doll Stroller Pink & Off-White with Basket in The Bottom (Polka Dot) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
KidKraft Tasty Treats Play Food Set (115 Pieces) • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
JOYIN 36 Pieces Cooking Pretend Play Toy Kitchen Cookware Playset Including Pots and Pans, Play Food, Cutting Vegetables, Toy Utensils • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Chutes and Ladders Board Game for 2 to 4 Players Kids Ages 3 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Hasbro Gaming Candy Land Kingdom Of Sweet Adventures Board Game For Kids Ages 3 & Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pandapia 47-Piece Dough Tools Bulk with Play Accessories Molds Scissor,Party Pack Playset for Toddler Preschool Toys Classroom • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Melissa & Doug Mine to Love Baby Food & Bottle Set (Doll Accessories, Easy-Close Bib, Orange Juice and Milk Bottles, 8-Piece Set, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5, and 6 Year Olds) • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
Play Circle by Battat – Sweet Treats Ice Cream Parlour – 21-piece Pretend Ice Cream Set for Kids – Pretend Play Food Sets for Toddlers Age 3 Years and Up • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Hot Wheels Track Builder Loop Launcher Playset • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hot Wheels 9-Car Gift Pack (Styles May Vary) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58

Materials cost

$211.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$244.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.17

Total project goal

$287.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$287.80

6 Donors

-$195.00

Donations toward project cost

-$173.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.75

match offer

-$83.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$71.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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