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Mrs. Hjelle from Garfield MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Brain Breaks and Movement

Help me give my students opportunities for creative brain breaks and movement throughout the day by utilizing games, puzzles, and brainteasers.

  • $402 goal

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My Students

Our classroom is a place where each and every student is respected and appreciated. My priority is making my students feel safe to take risks, and know that their personal contribution to our classroom community is valued.

I believe that children learn best when provided with as much control over their own learning as possible.

This includes work spaces and seating, texts, topics, and more.

When students feel trusted and supported in making choices for themselves, they become more passionate, productive, and enthusiastic about learning. They see themselves as the driver of their learning and take pride in the work they do.

My Project

My students and I will be in the classroom full time wearing masks to start the school year. I am committed to making the most of a challenging circumstance, and know that successful student engagement will depend on allowing my students to move and have opportunities for brain breaks.

With short brain breaks and movement opportunities throughout the day, my second grade students will be better able to focus and be engaged during instruction and independent worktime.

The materials on my list offer a wide range of activities from bean bags to basketball, card games to puzzles, and more. We can also bring these items outside on a nice day if we choose.

With the added stress and responsibility of Covid regulations put on our young students such as washing hands more often, masking up in class, social distancing and more, they will need many opportunities to play, find joy, and be kids.

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 800 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Buena ONDA Yippi Yappa Kit - Crocheted Mini Bag Toss Game for Kids and Adults, Best Hacky Sack Set, Color Coded Balls with Basket, Indoor/Outdoor Play • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Regal Games Set of 6 Classic Card Games, Old Maid, Go Fish, Slapjack, Crazy 8's, War, Silly Monster Memory Match, 6 Decks • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
I Spy Eagle Eye Board Game • Amazon Business $26.11 1 $26.11
Throw Throw Burrito by Exploding Kittens - A Dodgeball Card Game - Family-Friendly Party Games - Card Games for Adults, Teens & Kids • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Meland Indoor Mini Basketball Hoop Set for Kids - Basketball Hoop for Door with 3 Balls & Complete Basketball Accessories - Basketball Toy Gifts for Kids Boys Teens • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Himal Portable Assemble PVC Framed Corn Hole Outdoor Game Set with 8 Bean Bags and Carrying Case (3 x 2-feet) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Brain Teasers Wooden and Metal Wire Puzzles 22Pcs Unlock Interlock 3D Brain Puzzle Games IQ Test Toys for Kids Adults • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Exploding Kittens Card Game - Family-Friendly Party Games - Card Games for Adults, Teens and Kids • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Mattel Games UNO • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Magnetic Poetry Original Kit (Tin) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
5X7 Feet Non-Woven Backdrop Green Screen Photo Backdrop for Professional Photography Video Studio Background Newborn Baby Children Portrait Clothing Photo Props EY044 (5x7ft, Green) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

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