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Mrs. Aviles from Gray Court SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Children Learn Through Play so Let's Do Both!

My students need Fairy Tale STEM kits and Architect Design Blocks to allow more opportunities to create, design and problem solve.

  • $329 goal

This project expired on May 23, 2018.

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My Students

My 2nd graders are an innovative bunch that love to learn and create. They have daily access to three Fairy Tale STEM kits, pattern blocks, puzzles, dominoes and a variety of base ten math tools. Each day they have opportunities to build, design, create, explore and imagine!

Play enhances learning experiences in profound ways!

As my students use their imagination, they are growing as communicators, architects, collaborators, designers, mathematicians and scientists. My job is to create multiple avenues for them to learn and I believe fun, hands-on experiences are the best way to foster learning.

My Project

Fairy Tale STEM kits are a favorite in my classroom, so the second kit will be a perfect addition to our hands-on choices. Another top play-learning preference are the pattern blocks where 3-D designs, geometry, symmetry, and amazing creations happen. The students will love the new challenge with the pattern block task cards. The architect design blocks are a new, engaging option that will allow imaginations to soar!

Each of these tools help my students to become creative thinkers and problem solvers!

Teaching them perseverance and adjustment when their design doesn't work out as planned, are vital life skills to be successful in the real world. The book "Iggy Peck, Architect" will be used to reinforce the concepts of never giving up and thinking in creative ways. Times of play and learning build social skills and teach life lessons as no other experience can.

Mrs. Aviles
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP630X - Fairy Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
FF210 - Young Architects Design Blocks - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
BK381 - Iggy Peck, Architect Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.95 1 $17.95
DD908 - Pattern Blocks Activity Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

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