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Mrs. Greene from Indianapolis IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Collaboration Through Building, Puzzles, and Play

My students need different building, puzzle, and strategic planning games to increase their communication, collaboration, and problem solving skills.

  • $352 goal

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My Students

I am a third grade teacher in a low-income, high-poverty school. My students come to school every day with different challenges they are facing inside and outside of our classroom.

Many of my students have diverse special needs that inhibit them from learning in typical learning situations.

It is my responsibility to meet each one of their individual learning styles, whether they are a typical student or one with special needs. I have a wide range of learning abilities in the classroom; although we have our differences, our ultimate goal is to be successful in and out of the classroom.

My Project

Building tools, puzzles, and strategy games are rich in learning opportunities. Students at all different learning levels can find success through play and by working together through different social interactions.

Studies have shown that through playing games students will increase their ability to focus, lengthen their attention span, increase problem solving skills, and work on communicating with one another in constructive ways.

My students start the day by working together on different puzzles and games. Building with legos, playing board games, creating with kinetic sand & play dough, making marble runs and mazes, are all activities that encourage my kids to work together and problem solve. When students work together by competing and collaborating through games they are also working on reading, grouping, sorting, strategic planning, and hand-eye coordination. Playing different games will provide my students will the skills they will use in the future.

Mrs. Greene
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Education Doors, Windows, and Roof Tiles Set • Amazon Business $51.95 1 $51.95
LEGO Education Wheels Set • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Maze-O 52 Piece STEM Starter Set - The Mighty Maze Maker! • Amazon Business $28.31 1 $28.31
DIVE INTO SHAPES! A SEA & BUILD GEOMETRY • Amazon Business $27.21 1 $27.21
Learning Resources Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Peradix Soft Building Sticks DIY Toy Stackable Flexible Folding Bending Interlocking Colorful Straw Stem Bar Set for Fine Montor Skill Imagination Education with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $21.59 1 $21.59
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Learning Resources iTrax Critical Thinking Game, 44 Pieces • Amazon Business $16.75 1 $16.75
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Play Sand - 2 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds and Tray (Blue) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Sparkling Play Sand - 2 LBS of Shimmering Sand with Castle Molds and Tray (Pink) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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