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Mrs. Mazur from Clifton NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Brain Buster Bins to Start the Day off Right!

My students need brain building activities to get them motivated right from the moment they walk into school. Logic Puzzles, creative building toys, STEM activities,coding opportunities, etc.

  • $472 goal

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My Students

The students in my classroom come from an urban, low socio-economic neighborhood. Our school population is extremely diverse with students that speak many different languages.

I believe that today's children need to be challenged to think creatively and to explore the many ways to solve problems.

Many children give up too easily when faced with challenging questions. My students need practice in perseverance!

I am always looking for ways to encourage students to be successful, and I believe that teaching them these skills will help them to be successful not only academically but also later in life.

My Project

LET'S FACE IT. Kids are not always excited to come to school. This is a fact of life! But why does it have to be? If this project for my Brain Busting bins is funded, my students will come to school each day excited and ready to go. Brain Bins first thing in the morning will get kids jump-started and in learning thinking mode for the rest of the day!

Each morning a student chooses a bin, which will contain an activity for the child to think creatively, solve problems, and persevere.

There will be many different types of activities. Some of these will be building opportunities of different kinds (such as Legos, gears, and circuits), logic puzzles, STEM activities, coding games, IQ puzzles, and other brain building games.

Mrs. Mazur
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 25 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Lights & Action Building Set, 121 Pieces • Amazon Business $49.36 1 $49.36
63074 Magformers Creator Carnival Set (46-pieces) Deluxe Building Set. Magnetic Building Blocks, Educational Magnetic Tiles, Magnetic Building STEM Toy Set • Amazon Business $44.22 1 $44.22
WITKA 200 Pieces Magnetic Building Block Toys, Children Intelligence Learning Toys and Brain Training Set for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
SmartGames Little Red Riding Hood Deluxe • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Build & Bloom Building Set, 116 Pieces • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49
Dowling Magnets Magic Penny Magnet Kit • Amazon Business $22.09 1 $22.09
SmartGames Dinosaurs: Mystic Islands • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Playmags Building Board - Magnetic Starting Building Plate for Playmags or Other Magnetic Tiles - Great Add on to Any Magnetic Tile Toy - Colors May Vary • Amazon Business $18.19 1 $18.19
Snap Circuits Beginner Electronic Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Fat Brain Toys Coggy • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Fat Brain Toys OffBits - InfoBit • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Melissa & Doug Rainforest Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Melissa & Doug Land of Dinosaurs Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 4 feet long) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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