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Mrs. Brookey from Fresno CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Busy Hands Plus Busy Minds Equals Busy Learning!

Help me give my students a brain challenging alternative to traditional paper and pencil or computer based practice with the Picasso Tiles!

  • $339 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

All my students come from households that qualify them for free lunches where English is a second language for the majority of them. The opportunities for my students to experience the wonder of what is beyond the inner city is limited to what school can provide for them.

My students are enthusiastic, full of energy and wonder about their world and how it works and are always craving the next topic of intrigue.

Asking questions and discovering what is outside the four walls of our classroom is another opportunity to ignite a passion for learning.

My Project

My students crave ways to expand their problem solving skills and opportunities to flex their creative brain muscle! They quickly get bored with traditional paper and pencil reinforcement activities and beg for opportunities where they can move around, build, create, share and respond to what they’re learning. They beg me to take the classroom outside; literally and figuratively.

In my 20+ years of teaching, I’ve noticed that my student’s fine and gross motor skills have dwindled drastically.

STEM based activities like Tinker toys, Marble Runs, Magnetic Tiles and Snowballs will allow them the opportunities to engage all their muscles and give them built in incentive to plan, write draw and share what they will and have created!

With these materials I will be able to take them beyond paper and pencil. I will be able to take them outside the four walls of our classroom and I will be able to give them opportunities to do what kids know how to do best-disguise learning as play!

Mrs. Brookey
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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
Ravensburger Gravitrax Marble Run & STEM Toy For Boys & Girls Age 8 & Up - 2019 Toy of The Year Finalist • Amazon Business $44.60 1 $44.60
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $41.74 1 $41.74
KID K’NEX – Oodles of Pals Building Set – 115 Pieces – Ages 3 and Up Preschool Educational Toy (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $37.49 1 $37.49
High Bounce Set of 50 Snowballs, for Indoor and Outdoor Fun • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $19.09 1 $19.09
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 $14.98 1 $14.98

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