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Mrs. Emerson from Anthem AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Brain Bins

Help me give my students organizer cubes, magnetic blocks and other hands on opportunity to experience daily constructive collaboration.

  • $375 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach an amazing group of first grade students! They are curious, bright and very active. We love challenges that go beyond paper and pencil activities.

The abilities among the students are varied but their imaginations and intuitions drive them to create in many ways.

My first grade students are enthusiastic and excited about learning. I have 22 eager and smiling faces that come through my door each day. My room is full of love, laughter and learning! Each child is an individual with unique needs and gifts.

My Project

Brain Bins are for students to use their hands and minds to create, construct and imagine. I am requesting items such as Magformers, Bristle Blocks, and Dado Squares in order to provide a multi-sensory creative experience.

Students need time and resources for unstructured and imaginative play.

They need opportunities to develop social skills and problem solving.

Students today are frequently assessed and the expectations are rigorous. Having Brain Bins to explore when they complete academic tasks will allow for their brains to grow in other ways. Their future employers will be looking for people that can think outside of the box, be creative and be able to solve problems in new ways. I am giving them an early start by providing time and resources to actively explore!

Mrs. Emerson
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ClosetMaid 420 Cubeicals Organizer, 8-Cube, White • Amazon Business $59.98 1 $59.98
Magnetic Blocks - 128 pcs Large Set & Storage Box - 3D Building Educational Toys for Boys and Girls - Great for 3+ Years Old Toddlers and Kids - Tiles with Innovative Build Magnets - Great Gift! • Amazon Business $37.97 1 $37.97
Imagination Generation Constructables! Natural Pine Wood Building Planks, 150pcs • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Royexe - Storage Cubes - (Set of 8) Storage Baskets | Features Dual Handles & 10 Label Window Cards | Cube Storage Bins | Foldable Fabric Closet Shelf Organizer | Drawer Organizers and Storage (Grey) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
Fat Brain Toys Dado Squares • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Dragon Too Foam Blocks and Stacking Blocks -Non Toxic- 150 Pcs Creative and Educational- with Reusable Zippered Bag • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
I Spy Bingo Tin • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
VIAHART 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 $14.98 1 $14.98
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$265.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$318.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.22

Total project goal

$374.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$374.79

6 Donors

-$353.61

Donations toward project cost

-$318.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.04

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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