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Mrs. Brandsoy from Barnhart MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Build, Explore, and Succeed!

Help me give my students a chance to learn through critical thinking and creativity by using items such as building blocks and brain flakes. Science, technology, engineering, art, and math are building blocks of education!

  • $257 goal

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My Students

My students are creative, thoughtful, and adventurous! They love hands-on activities that really get their brains ready to learn! They love to discover through pretend and play. They are curious about learning new things and get excited when they accomplish their tasks! I love that my students are excited to come to school and learn!

We are trying to build more of a hands-on learning classroom through STEM and morning meetings.

My students learn best while using creativity, critical thinking, and movement in the classroom.

My students are amazing and I can't wait for the opportunity to teach them new ideas and how to continue thinking critically about real-world situations! They are the best!

My Project

All the of the items I need for my classroom with greatly improve my students critical thinking and engineering skills as well as their love for learning! This is different than the boring book work we do for morning work.

Using the building blocks, pentominoes, and brain flakes they can build and solve problems cooperatively with their team mates.

Not only do they solve real-world problems, but they also learn to communicate and socialize with others.

This kind of learning is innovative and will help my students think and solve real world problems, making them more prepared for problems they face in the future!

Mrs. Brandsoy
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kid K’NEX – Budding Builders Building Set – 100 Pieces – Ages 3 and Up – Preschool Educational Toy • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
1000 Piece Building Bricks Set- 10 Classic Colors Guaranteed Tight Fit, Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
WishaLife 250 PCS Tubular Pipes Spout Construction Building Blocks Set Educational Building Toy Gift for Kids Ages 3+ Year Old • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
OTC - Creative BUILDING TOY Developmental Geometric Connecting Shapes (1-Pack of 400) • Amazon Business $20.60 1 $20.60
Pentominoes by Discovery Toys • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
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 $14.99 1 $14.99
SHAWE Kids Toy, Coglets 80 Pieces Gear Interlocking Building Set,10, Learning Color Cognition,Make Wonderful World,Run Wild Imagination • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes, Educational Counting Toy, Set of 100 Cubes • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hook and Loop Dots 500pcs(250 Pairs) White Sticky Back Coins 20mm, Nylon Self Adhesive Dots Perfect for School Classroom, Office and Home • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Darice 9150-82 Wood Craft Colored Stick, 4-1/2-Inch, 120-Pack • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98
Creativity Street Chenille Stems/Pipe Cleaners 12 Inch x 4mm 100-Piece, Hot Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $2.17 1 $2.17

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