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Ms. Stolz from Bloomington IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Strong Minds Through Construction

Help me give my students a love of creating, trial and error and reflection by the use of Tinker Toys, Brain Flakes, Magnet Tiles, and Straw Constructors.

  • $244 goal

This project expired on May 14, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergarten is a time to explore. Students need opportunities to inquire, experiment, create and reflect. This is critical for young students as many are just beginning their educational journey. For the majority of students at our school, this is the first experience they will have in the educational setting.

Young minds and bodies need to be engaged in a variety of hands-on activities.

Time should be spent engaging in open-ended play coupled with time to learn the basics. The lessons in the classroom should encourage conversation and discussion and equally important reflection. This is what I am hoping for with the materials we put in place thanks to DonorsChoose.org.

My Project

Students will use the materials such as the blocks, Tinker Toys, Magnetic Tiles, Construction Straws with a partner or alone to build a structure of their choice. Over time students will improve and build on their knowledge of basic structures and become risk takers as they add on to their original creations.

Materials will be used to engage students in practice, thought and conversation.

They will be used to begin the day as well as through math rotation stations. Giving students choices about how they learn helps insure that meaningful learning is taking place. Allowing them to come back anther day allows them to continue their learning.

Ms. Stolz
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
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
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set – 200 Pieces – For Ages 3+ Preschool Educational Toy (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $42.30 1 $42.30
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Melissa & Doug 200 Wood Block Set • Amazon Business $32.25 1 $32.25
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

Materials cost

$174.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$207.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.55

Total project goal

$243.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$243.69

1 Donor

-$163.00

Donations toward project cost

-$138.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.45

match offer

-$80.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$68.59

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.10

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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