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

Busy Brains!

My students need STEM/morning work bins including LEGO pieces, magnet tiles, gears and other learning materials.

  • $479 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A day in the life of a first grade student...Here's where it gets tricky! I have been given the opportunity to do what I love in a school where my students come to me each day with a different story based on different ethnicity, backgrounds, families and home life. A few common threads that unite them is their love for one another, their love of learning and their boundless energy!

My students show me more love on a daily basis that I ever dreamed possible.

Imagine everyday being greeted with a hug and a smile. That is what I look forward to everyday, but it's also needed to set the tone for their day at school. All of my students have their own unique story with needs that have to be met, through many different personalities and learning styles.

Our school is located in St. Louis, MO. It is a highly diverse school with over 500 students ranging from middle to low socioeconomic status, and twenty countries represented. Reaching the goals of my students is quite challenging, but extremely rewarding!

My Project

Why not start every morning, and throughout the day with high interest activities to foster a love of exploring and learning. It is so important for students to be engaged through high interest activities from the minute they walk in my classroom to the time they leave. What I'm trying to create are bins of activities for students to explore and create independently or with a group on their peers. These bins hopefully will be filled with LEGO pieces, magnetic tiles, magnet wands, lace and trace cards, word cubes and so much more to spark an interest that may lead to a lifelong interest in many subject areas. As a new teacher to first grade I simply don't have the hands-on materials to expose these awesome learners to all that is available through the STEM world and beyond.

Busy brains and busy hands can lead students to wherever their imagination takes them.

With your donation of materials I'll be able to provide my" busy little brains" these exciting, hands-on manipulatives throughout the day. They will be given a chance to collaborate with other students or just use their imagination to build on their own.

After your generous donation, my young students will be having so much fun they'll hardly realize how much they're learning. Please help spark a lifelong curiosity and love of learning in my students!

Mrs. Lincoln
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Creative Building Box Set #10695 • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Storex Small Cubby Bin with Cover, Plastic Storage Container Fits Classroom Cubbies, 12.2" x 7.8" x 1", Yellow, Pack of 5 (62410U05C) • Amazon Business $32.51 2 $65.02
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
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Wacky Factory, 128 Pieces • Amazon Business $34.66 1 $34.66
Didax Educational Resources 2-816 Unifix Letter Cubes-Small Group • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
ETI Toys Lace and Trace with Board for Boys and Girls 58 Piece set for endless fun! Great for Learning, Developing and Having Fun. Draw your design Today! • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
Pythagoras Magnets Magnetic Figures Set of 4 – Toy People Magnetic Tiles Expansion Pack for Boys and Girls – Nurse, Builder, Fireman, Police Educational STEM Toys Add on Sets for Magnetic Blocks by • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Learning Resources Magnetic Wands, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Creative Kids Flakes - 600 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Fun, Creative Building - Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic, Ages 3 & Up (tub colors may vary) • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Ajax Scientific Magnetic Counting Chip (Pack of 100) • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Dowling Magnets Magnet Marbles (.63 inch in diameter), Set of 20 in clear dish • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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