You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Solis from Minneapolis MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Brain Builders for Amazing 4th Graders

Help me give my students brain-building activities with these high-quality puzzles and tangrams.

  • $190 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have come from many different parts of the world including Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and the United States. They come with tenacity, creativity, and a wide variety of experiences and gifts. We work hard every day as scholars, artists, critical thinkers, and friends.

At our school, 96% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and 92% of the students are students of color.

The majority of my students are learning English as a second or third language. These students have the capacity to achieve greatness.

My Project

My students are incredibly curious and creative 4th graders. I see them engaged in critical thinking and problem solving. Recently, we got a table for our classroom that is perfect for building puzzles. We've received some puzzles from DonorsChoose.org, and we love them. We need more. By having access to engineering-focused activities, like puzzles and mazes, my students will develop their creativity and critical thinking skills. These activities will provide focus and purpose during our Morning Work time and indoor recess. With these activities, we will continue to develop our creative brains and build a stronger classroom community.

My students have so much passion for learning and for creating--we need more opportunities to expand our perspectives and our creativity.

This project will be just the ticket; it includes 8 high-quality engaging puzzles and several brain-teasers, like tangrams.

Please consider giving to our project. Thank you.

Mrs. Solis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Solis is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sopu Wooden Puzzles for Adult and Kids, 3D Brain Teaser Puzzles Educational Toy, Genius Skills Builder T-Shape Pieces with Tetris for Explore Creativity / Build Your Brain • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Mudpuppy Animals A-Z 500Piece Jigsaw Puzzle, Featuring Colorful Animal Illustrations for Every Alphabet Letter, Multicolor • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Mudpuppy Little Scientist 500 Piece Family Puzzle • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Mudpuppy Butterflies of North America Family Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Mudpuppy Slowpokes 500Piece Family Puzzle, Multicolor • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Mudpuppy 9780735357631 Rainforest Animals 500Piece Family Puzzle, Multicolor • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Mudpuppy Doodle Dogs 500 Piece Family Puzzle • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Mudpuppy Outer Space Glow-in-the-Dark Puzzle, 100 Pieces, 18”x12”, Made for Kids Age 5+, Illustrations of Planets, Stars, Spaceships and More, Award-Winning Glow in the Dark Puzzle • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Women in Science Puzzle: Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World 500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle & Poster • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
KINGZHUO Hexagon Tangram Classic Chinese Handmade Wooden Puzzle for Children and Adults & Brain Teaser Disentanglement Puzzles • Amazon Business $7.47 1 $7.47

Materials cost

$129.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$161.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.45

Total project goal

$189.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$189.69

3 Donors

-$178.99

Donations toward project cost

-$152.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Minneapolis","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3197349],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MN","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4048714,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":4,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/brain-builders-for-amazing-4th-graders/4048714/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Solis","authorIds":{"3197349":{"owner":"Mrs. Solis","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4048714],"proposalHash":"2107885407","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3197349_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1449115591957","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20664312,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":184,"proposalURL":"project/healthy-snacks-for-healthy-kids/5856032/","proposalTitle":"Healthy Snacks for Healthy Kids","proposalId":5856032},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjQwNzk1NA==","NTc3MTA5OQ==","MzE5NzM0OQ==","NDc1NjMyOQ=="],"teacherId":3197349,"schoolCounty":"Hennepin","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MN","name":"Minnesota"}}