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Ms. Beedy from Wiscasset ME is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Academic Skills Through Play

My students need Magna-tiles and wooden blocks for hands-on activities at choice-time that will still, sneakily, encourage critical thinking, creativity, and positive social interactions!

  • $362 goal

This project expired on December 16, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

After a year full of substitute teaching, I have been given the opportunity to teach my own class full of bright and curious first graders! Because of my work during the previous school year, I have been able to begin forming relationships with my incoming group of kids. It is easy to see that my class will be filled with energetic young minds and busy bodies! My students are hands-on, active learners with an intrinsic love for learning in new and exciting ways.

My Project

It is crucial that play and choice is included in my first grade classroom. I will supply opportunities daily for my students to choose what they would like to do and be able to simply play with their peers. I chose to ask for wooden blocks and magnetic building tiles because I believe they are the perfect open-ended materials; they encourage social interaction, critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity, and they are also incredibly durable, which is important in a room full of 6 and 7 year olds! These materials will help me begin to build a classroom environment that inspires children to learn in a fun way!

Ms. Beedy
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
AA612 - Best-Buy Wooden Blocks - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99

Materials cost

$259.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$306.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.16

Total project goal

$361.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$361.04

5 Donors

-$265.70

Donations toward project cost

-$225.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.85

match offer

-$95.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$81.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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