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Mrs. Alms from Alamo CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

All Hands on Deck! Morning Bins Build Community!

Help me give my students a positive, happy start to their day by providing engaging hands-on activities that promote creativity and community building.

  • 2 donors
  • $577 goal

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My Students

Our classroom is filled with 22 curious, creative, and considerate third-graders. After almost a year of online learning, my students are thrilled to be back in the classroom and eager as ever to learn.

My students happily greet each other every morning.

They share their stories, activities, highs, and lows as they begin the day. Now, more than ever, my students need the opportunity to connect with their peers and focus on the social and emotional development that a classroom offers.

My Project

Morning Bins will help students build relationships with their peers by providing creative, open-ended, hands-on activities.

Morning Bins gives students time to create, imagine, and socialize.

These activities help build community and allows children to get their "wiggles" out as the day begins. In this way, we start the day on a positive and happy note. Students enter the classroom, brimming with excitement to get started working on their bin.

Using their Morning Bin, students will work together building, playing games, writing, and solving puzzles. The bins will rotate from table group to table group each day. At the end of the week, the bins will be replenished with a new set of activities for the following week. I have been reading and thinking about this program for a while and I'm so excited to begin. With your support, I can turn this idea into a reality!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
$100 Gift Card for Educational Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers • Teachers Pay Teachers $100.00 1 $100.00
Magna-Tiles 32-Piece Clear Colors Set, The Original Magnetic Building Tiles For Creative Open-Ended Play, Educational Toys For Children Ages 3 Years + • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Blue Orange Double Shutter Tin • Amazon Business $21.38 2 $42.76
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 Build Your Own Creative Toys, Kids Building Kit (790 Pieces) • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
IRIS USA CNL clear Latching Box, 5 Qt, 20 Pack • Amazon Business $34.92 1 $34.92
Straws and Connectors Builders Set - Straw Constructor STEM Construction Building Toy – 800 Pieces - Educational Toys Boy & Girl • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Learning Resources Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Classroom Set, Math Class, Teacher Aids, 155 Piece Wood Set,Multi-color • Amazon Business $20.98 1 $20.98
Jenga Game Wooden Blocks Stacking Tumbling Tower Kids Game Ages 6 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set - A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks - Tested for Children's Safety - A Great Stem Toy for Both Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Rory's Story Cubes Creativity Hub The Voyages, 80 x 75 x 30 mm (RSC03) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Rory's Story Cubes Actions • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Japanese Origami Kit for Kids: 92 Colorful Folding Papers and 12 Original Origami Projects for Hours of Creative Fun! [Origami Book with 12 projects] • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
ThinkFun Swish - A Fun Transparent Card Game and Toy of the Year Nominee For Age 8 and Up • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
UNO Family Card Game, with 112 Cards in a Sturdy Storage Tin, Travel-Friendly, Makes a Great Gift for 7 Year Olds and Up [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted, 2 oz. Cans, Ages 2 and up, Multicolor (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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