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Mrs. Winchenbach from Easton PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Critical Thinking Skills While Working Together!

My students need STEM kits, such as Engineering and Design Building Sets and Squigz, to promote critical thinking skills.

  • $198 goal

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My Students

First grade is a huge learning year! My favorite thing about my students is that they WANT to learn as much as they can! It is amazing to see the growth from August to June!

I have 22 six and seven year olds in my class.

My students are full of life and very eager to learn. Being in first grade, they are just being to problem solve and use critical thinking skills. These STEM kits will help them foster these skills while using their imagination and working cooperatively with their peers.

My Project

First graders sometime struggle with critical thinking skills. It is difficult for them to visualize without hands on materials. These materials will allow for problem solving while having fun!

These materials will give my students hands-on materials to explore, build and create while problem solving.

The Brain Flakes, Coglets, Squigz, and Mighty Molecules will allow my students to create projects by interlocking the pieces and using their imagination to create a various shapes and designs. In addition to improving critical thinking skills and problem solving, my students will also practice communicating and teamwork skills. The students will be able to work on these projects independently, in pairs, or in groups.

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

This project will reach 22 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SHAWE Kids Toy, More than 90 Pieces Mighty Molecules Big Size,Interlocking Solid PE Plastic Building Sets,Educational Games,Sensory Fidget Toys,Safe Material for Kids,Package with Reusable Bag • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Learning Resources City Engineering and Design Building Set, 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Fat Brain Toys Squigz Starter Set, 24 Piece • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Fat Brain Toys Mini Squigz • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Learning Resources Playground Engineering & Design STEM Set, 104 Pieces • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
SHAWE Kids Toy, Coglets 80 Pieces Gear Interlocking Building Set,10 Various Colors,Learning Color Cognition,Make Wonderful World,Run Wild Imagination • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
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 $12.99 1 $12.99

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