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Ms. Kelly from Kansas City KS is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Amazing Library Students Need Hands-on Activities!

My students need the Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 marble run sets, Keva Structures and Contraptions sets, Tinkertoys, a Zoob Building Kit, and magnets so they can learn and practice their problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

  • $480 goal

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My Students

I am a school librarian in an inner-city school. The population is made up of a diverse group of students who live in poverty and face many challenges both in and out of school. This definitely doesn't stop their love of learning, though. They love exploring and learning new things.

Therefore, I love giving the students the opportunity to practice problem solving and critical thinking by providing hands-on activities when they come to the library every week.

They get so excited about learning and are totally engaged when they have high-interest manipulatives. These hands-on activities will help give the students the skills needed to be successful.

My Project

Each week during library, I see every single student in the school. After the students do book check out, I have them work in library centers. These centers include reading, math, coding and other STEM activities. I love giving them these fun opportunities to learn in the library because oftentimes, they don't have enough time during the day to just relax and learn through experimenting.

Students need the opportunity to tinker around with various items so that they can learn and practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills which are so imperative to being successful in both school and in life.

By providing my students with the Q-Ba-Maze marble run sets, the KEVA Structures and Contraptions sets, Tinkertoys, the Zoob Building Kit, and the Super Magnet Lab Kit, they will get the opportunity to build, create, and tinker around. They will also learn cooperation and communication skills because they will be working together with their peers to problem-solve. Having these items will help my students become more confident learners and will help them become successful students and adults.

Ms. Kelly
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Q-BA-MAZE 2.0: Ultimate Stunt Set • AKJ Education $94.86 1 $94.86
Q-BA-MAZE 2.0: Rails • AKJ Education $43.76 1 $43.76
ZOOB BuilderZ 500 Piece Kit • Amazon Business $42.68 1 $42.68
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set – 200 Pieces – For Ages 3+ Preschool Educational Toy • Amazon Business $37.26 1 $37.26
KEVA Contraptions: 200 Plank Set • AKJ Education $36.46 1 $36.46
KEVA Structures: 200 Plank Set • AKJ Education $36.46 1 $36.46
Q-BA-MAZE 2.0: Big Box • AKJ Education $29.16 1 $29.16
Learning Resources Super Magnet Lab Kit, 124 Pieces • Amazon Business $22.28 1 $22.28
Q-BA-MAZE 2.0: Marble Catchers • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07

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