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Mrs. Willard from Moody AL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Busy Hands Lead to Learning

My students need a variety of classroom manipulatives to add to our play-based learning center rotation.

  • $240 goal

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My Students

I am a kindergarten teacher in a small, yet extremely fast growing school district in Alabama. Our vision as a school district is to provide opportunities and challenges that will prepare each student for college/career/adulthood in the 21st Century. Our mission is to educate and prepare each student to succeed in an ever changing world and we believe effective teachers and leaders are the key to student achievement.

A typical day in my classroom consists of 20 students, all with a variety of needs.

My goal as the teacher is to create the best possible learning environment for my students. When students are provided with a learning environment that is socially, emotionally, and physically supportive, the students' confidence, engagement, and achievement will rise.

My Project

Hands-on activities benefit all types of learners by providing opportunities for all types of learners to observe as well as perform. As a kindergarten teacher, I strive to provide well-designed, hands-on activities in the classroom to foster connections to real-world situations and increase learner engagement.

This project includes multiple manipulative sets to include in daily play-based learning centers.

Brain Flakes is a new construction toy which teaches children spatial thinking and lets their imagination run wild. Straws and connectors come together to promote math, science and engineering skills while engaging children in creative play. Engaging jigsaw puzzles and butterfly sorting also support and promote fine-motor skills, hand-eye coordination and enhance creativity while keeping students entertained. When manipulatives are used to support play-based learning, children complete challenging creations that give them a sense of accomplishment. Social development, teamwork and collaboration are critical in today's world.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Stack and Store Tubs with Lids, Clear (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $64.83 1 $64.83
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Color Sorting & Counting Toddler Toys: Skoolzy Butterfly Kids STEM Educational Math Manipulatives & Montessori Materials Activities - 75pc Matching Game for 2 3 4 5 Year Old Boys & Girls Toy Counters • Amazon Business $28.50 1 $28.50
Creative Kids Brain Flakes Large 600 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Safe, Fun, Creative Building - Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic - Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Mosaic Puzzle Pegboard Jigsaw Peg Puzzle Block Building Game for Kids Kindergarten Intellect Education Toys (490 Pieces) for Kid Toddlers Boys Girls 3 4 5 Years old • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88

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