Inquiry, Wonder and Play in Kindergarten

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  • My Class Needs open ended materials to play with to spark inquiry and wonder of their world.

    Launched May 11th, 2017 Project Deadline January 10th, 2018
    Classroom Size 1 Students School Size 206 Students

    My Students

    My class is full day kindergarten in an inner city school in Surrey BC. A majority of my students are recent refugees from the Middle East. 90% of my class lives below the poverty line where their families struggle to meet their basic needs. The students do not have exploration experiences outside of school or access to materials to foster exploration. The students LOVE coming to school. School is the one constant in their lives. Our school has no fundraising ability so we have no funds to use.

    How will this project impact them?

    They love to play and socialize, therefore many of my activities are play based where they get to explore and discover while they play. Since a majority of my students come from an impoverished background they aren't surrounded or have access to exploration activities or toys that spark exploration. I hope to fill my room with materials such as ramps, a light table, xrays, magna tiles, insects, etc., for open ended activities that can spark inquiry and wonder in our room. I want my classroom to be inquiry driven where the students' interest guide where we go. Many of my students are ELL, my goal would be to have the students develop their oral language as we play and explore with the materials from this campaign. My hope for the long term is that students will develop that sense of wonder as they move along through their school years.

  • Where the $1432.95 goes


    Whitney Brothers Tabletop Light Box - 24" x 24" x 5.5"

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $429.95 x 1 = $429.95

    Human X-Rays - set of 18

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $29.95 x 1 = $29.95

    Kodo Kids Discovery Ramps

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $184.95 x 1 = $184.95

    Magna-Tiles-Class Set

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $159.95 x 1 = $159.95

    Insects Specimen Set

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $91.95 x 1 = $91.95
    Shipping & Handling $134.51
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $123.75
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $18.00
    Project cost excluding donation to support $1,218.01
    Optional donation to support *** $214.94
    Project cost including donation to support $1,432.95
    0 donors -$0.00
    Still needed $1,432.95

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the physical costs of processing teacher and student thank-you letters and pictures, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

    ** Payment Processing Fee: An average of fees charged to MyClassNeeds for processing donations (e.g. credit card payments through a secure server). We have worked hard to select the most secure option for the cost.

    *** Optional Donation: An optional donation to support MyClassNeeds which is calculated at 15% of the project’s price tag. The optional contribution supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. To do that we need a world- class website supported by strong business systems and processes that improve over time.

    Disclaimer: MyClassNeeds (MCN ) is the charitable affiliate of Curriculum Services Canada (CSC). MCN and CSC do not endorse or promote any particular supplier, product, or service requested by the teachers through our online crowdfunding platform. MCN assesses every project to ensure that the requested resources represent the most economical and impactful approach to enriching students’ learning experience.

    MCN will contact the school administrator associated with the specific project and ensure that the administrator has given approval to the project to go ahead and that the resources requested meet the fundraising guidelines within their province, board or district and school.

    MCN will seek competitive prices from various suppliers to ensure the best possible price for the materials and services. Where available, MCN may (at our discretion) suggest lower-cost alternatives that may accomplish the same project goals. Our suggestion of an alternate option is not an endorsement by either MCN or CSC of the supplier, product or service and the final decision on the choice of resource is made by the teacher(s) themselves.

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by Mrs. Matson

I am a kindergarten teacher at Hjorth Road Elementary in Surrey, BC. I have been an early primary teacher for 5 years. For 18 years I was a stay at home mom where I played with my own children and watch them explore the world around them. Now as a classroom teacher where I teach in a sc...

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