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Mrs. Sweetman from Georgetown DE is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Brain Break Bins

Help me give my students Play-Doh, Brain Toys, Magformers, and other open-ended materials that will allow them to build, create, problem solve, explore, and collaborate TOGETHER.

  • $296 goal

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My Students

We love teaching first grade! Our students are full of questions, energy, enthusiasm and determination!

First grade is such an important year for kids.

Our students are learning and growing everyday, not only academically but socially as well.

Our goal for my students is to have them fall in love with school so that they will become life long learners.

We thank you so much for helping us create a classroom where we can grow, thrive and have fun learning together!

My Project

Our students work hard every single day. We would like to create "brain break bins" for our students. These bins would be used as a "break" for 8-10 minutes daily.

During the break, students will have an opportunity to explore, create, and collaborate with open-ended materials in the bins.

Each bin will be full of fun materials that the students will be excited to build with. Play-Doh, Brain Toys, Magformers, Clip Connect Building Blocks Discs Sets,

Squigz Starter, and NextX Building Blocks will enable creativity, curiosity, imagination, and build social skills such as teamwork. It will provide students with an opportunity to collaborate with their peers and problem solve. We know our students will LOVE using the bins.

Mrs. Sweetman
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magformers Basic Set (30 pieces) magnetic building blocks, educational magnetic tiles, magnetic building STEM toy - 63076 • Amazon Business $35.97 2 $71.94
Fat Brain Toys Original Squigz Starter 24 piece set - Suction Construction • Amazon Business $24.95 2 $49.90
NextX Building Blocks Set STEM Toys for Kids 90 Pieces • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Clip Connect 100 Pieces | Diameter of 1.5 Inches | Interlocking Solid Plastic Building Blocks Discs Set STEM Educational Toy for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls | Safe Material for Kids • Amazon Business $12.98 2 $25.96
Fat Brain Toys Dado Squares - Original • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Multi-Color, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99

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