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Mrs. Solano from Aurora CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Brain Boxes for Brain Building

Help me give my students engaging activities to use during indoor recess and as morning work tubs. We will fill our "Brain Boxes" with Wooden Tumble Towers, Deluxe Gears Building Set, Magnetic Tiles, IQ BUILDER and much more.

  • $431 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a high poverty school, where 100% of the students receive free breakfast/lunch based on socioeconomic status. Many of my students are new to the country, being raised by a single parent or extended family. They face many difficult outside challenges far beyond their control.

I am reminded everyday of the possibilities that await them, in awe of their resilience and am deeply committed to setting a solid foundation for social, emotional and academic success by providing meaningful learning experiences.

My students are my world and although I cannot control their home lives, I can certainly provide them a safe, creative and engaging experience when they are with me.

My Project

Research has shown the positive relationship between hands on explorations and success in school. Everyone knows that learning happens naturally everyday as children explore, play, and try new things.

The engagement that comes when using 'Brain Boxes' is unavoidable!

When children have the opportunity to investigate during unstructured play, they learn, experiment, use rich language, and build social collaboration skills.

The items I have requested will fill boxes to be used during indoor recess, morning work, for early finishers and just for good ol'-fashioned fun. With your help we can fill boxes that will continue building our brains. Thank you!

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Mrs. Solano
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jasonwell 133Pcs Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Set for Boys Girls Preschool Educational Construction Kit Magnet Stacking Toys for Kids Toddlers Children Age 3 4 5 6 7 8 Year Old • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
Play-Doh HASB5517BAMZ 4-Pack of Colors Gift Set Bundle (12 Cans-48 Oz) • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96
Veatree 150 Pcs Magnetic Building Sticks Blocks Toys, Magnet Educational Toys Magnetic Blocks Sticks Stacking Toys Set for Kids and Adult, Non-Toxic Building Toy 3D Puzzle with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Bo Toys Deluxe Gears Building Set, Learning Blocks , Spinning Gears, 170 pcs • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Blocks Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old + | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Activity Game • Amazon Business $33.33 1 $33.33
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 $13.98 2 $27.96
Matty's Mix-Up 60pc Large Colorful Wooden Tumble Tower Deluxe Stacking Game with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
Marble Run Set 105 Pcs - Construction Building Blocks Toys Game for 4 5 6 7 Year Old Boys Girls Kids • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99

Materials cost

$311.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$365.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.51

Total project goal

$430.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$430.07

2 Donors

-$430.07

Donations toward project cost

-$365.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.51

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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