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Mrs. Evans from Rochester MN is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Build Our Brain Bins to Build Our Brains!

Help me give my students STEM activities such as magnet and suction cup building sets, bristle blocks, gears, and playground design to help build their brains!

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My Students

My students are first graders. We are in a Title I school where money is tight. Teachers often have to supply the needed learning materials.

My students love to learn, but they often are not very confident students, so I strive to provide them with lots and lots of hands-on materials to make reading and math accessible to them.

It's a joy for them to have that light-bulb moment when they discover that they can do something that once felt difficult.

With your support, my students can be provided with an even wider array of materials for learning.

My Project

These STEM building activities will be part of our "brain bins", which are used every morning in our classroom. The brain bins help to build students' interpersonal skills, problem solving, science and engineering reasoning, and dexterity.

Students will not only benefit from these materials by learning science, design, and engineering principles; but will also work in groups to strengthen their ability to work and problem solve as part of a team.

These interpersonal skills are so crucial for their futures and must be practiced regularly. Students need to be able to solve problems independently in order to succeed! Help me to help my students become stronger problem solvers.

Mrs. Evans
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Froogz - 100 Piece Suction Toy Construction Set | Educational Building Kit • Amazon Business $57.95 1 $57.95
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
Goobi 110 Piece Construction Set Building Toy Active Play Sticks STEM Learning Creativity Imagination Children's 3D Puzzle Educational Brain Toys for Kids Boys and Girls with Instruction Booklet • Amazon Business $39.50 1 $39.50
Learning Resources Playground Engineering & Design STEM Set, 104 Pieces, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Deluxe Building Set, Gear Toy, STEM Learning Toy, 100 Pieces, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $16.27 1 $16.27
Bristle Blocks by Battat The Official Bristle Blocks 112Piece Creativity Building Toys Dexterity Fine Motricity Bpa Free 2 Years + • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50

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