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Mrs. Paffrath from Saint Louis MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, STEM, and Flexible Seating Galore!

Help me give my students a variety of materials to enhance creativity, improve focus, and increase learning!

  • $305 goal

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My Students

My 3rd graders are a unique and diverse group of students in a Title I school. Many receive free and reduced-price lunch. They are energetic and enthusiastic about learning. They are inquisitive and always searching for new ideas. Every day brings new joy and excitement as we collaborate and grow with each other.

As their teacher, it is my goal to open students' eyes to 21st Century Skills.

I want my students to leave my classroom with a strong understanding of academic skills, but more importantly skills for their future learning and careers.

My Project

The students in my classroom have two favorite times of the day: read aloud and STEM learning time. During read aloud, students get lost in the characters of our books and are able to learn lessons and improve their relationships with peers. I want to provide them with more quality read alouds that they can relate to and learn from. STEM learning is our future and these students are always eager to use engineering skills to build their STEM thinking. Students can use the handsets to incorporate technology into their STEM learning through apps we already use frequently in the classroom. Who wouldn't love a break from our structured, rigorous learning to be creative with STEM activities?

All of the materials I'm requesting would help enhance student learning through interesting read alouds, STEM learning choices, and comfortable flexible seating options.

We have flexible seating in our classroom that allows students to wiggle and improve focus while learning. The yoga balls are a classroom favorite, so I would like to provide students with a couple more yoga balls to choose from.

I want to provide my students with experiences that will enhance creativity, challenge them daily, and create an excitement for learning!

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $16.28 2 $32.56
AshopZ Retro Telephone Handset 3.5mm Cell Phone Receiver for Iphone,Dark blue • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Sharpie Permanent Markers & Paper Mate Flair Box New Doodling Kit 28 count • Amazon Business $23.50 1 $23.50
200 Glitter Gel Pen Set, Reaeon 100 Gel Markers Plus 100 Colors Refills Glitter Neon Pen for Adults Coloring Books Craft Doodling Drawing Bullet Journal Highlighter • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
LAP TRAY BLUE EACH • School Specialty $9.44 2 $18.88
LCR (R) Wild Dice Game • Amazon Business $8.75 2 $17.50
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Edupress (EP-3396) Mathological Liar Game, Grade 3 • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
10 Pack Small Mini Digital Kitchen Timer Magnetic Countdown Up Minute Second Timer (10 Orange) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
LAP TRAY GREEN EACH • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44
CMS Magnetics Heavy Duty Magnetic Clip for Refrigerators and Magnetic Whiteboard 1.4" Dia 4 Ct. (Blue) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
ThinkFun Math Dice Chase - The Fun Game of Mathematical Hot Potato, Invented by a Math Teacher • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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