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Ms. Parcels from Honolulu HI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Control Your Stress, Increase Your Happiness, and Boost Your Productivity!

My students need a healthy distraction that involves Legos, puzzle-challenges, beads for arts and crafts, stencils for creativity, and games to keep them motivated throughout the day!

  • $591 goal

This project expired on June 18, 2018.

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My Students

My school has been serving K-6 students, both military dependents and local residents, since 1956 as part of the Hawaii State Department of Education. My classroom integrates a remarkably diverse population that includes Filipinos, Caucasians, African-Americans, Samoans, and Asian-Americans.

I am an elementary school special education teacher, teaching students where small groups, close proximity, and acceptance is very important.

My students range in abilities and grade-levels, which makes my classroom a fun and unique environment to be a part of.

My Project

This project is really exciting because students who come to my classroom have requested each item shown. They are willing to work with a great attitudes knowing their individualized education program has built-in break times, allowing them to set a timer and relax. It has been proven that students flourish when given choices. This will provide an avenue of choices they can work for that are specific to individual needs!

Studies have shown that "Downtime is an opportunity for the brain to make sense of what it has recently learned (Rest Is Not Idleness by Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Joanna A Christodoulou, Vanessa Singh)."

Student success depends on what I know and what I can provide for them. Legos are an amazing tool that can give children the ability to challenge themselves and be builders. They explore with heir own imaginations or with peers.

The crafts I’m requesting aren’t just for girls, boys are interested too. They use fine motor skills, make something unique for either themselves or someone they care about, and learn turn-taking skills. The puzzles are such a great way to promote problem-solving and correspondence strategies. We not only have timed challenges but students are given the opportunity to work with each other on something they can start and finish together and feel proud of.

Students aren't just taking a break because they deserve it, but because they NEED it! These "tools" I am requesting are what are (in my opinion) essential to finding a balance in the daily lives of how students process the many things they are learning throughout the day.

Ms. Parcels
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Star Wars Vader's TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing Starfighter 75150 • Amazon Business $124.89 1 $124.89
LEGO Classic Baseplate Bundle (3-Pack) • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Just My Style Emoticon Message Beads by Horizon Group USA • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Just My Style 11,000 Beads by Horizon Group USA • Amazon Business $9.97 3 $29.91
Melissa & Doug On the Go Sequin Art Craft Activity Set: 500+ Sequins and Gems and 4 Scenes - Mermaids • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Just My Style ABC Beads by Horizon Group USA • Amazon Business $8.97 3 $26.91
Drawing Stencils Set for Kids (49-Piece) - Perfect Creativity Kit & Travel Activity, Arts and Crafts for Girls & Boys with over 300 Shapes, Educational Toys Age 3+, Ideal Kids Gifts! • Amazon Business $25.79 1 $25.79
LEGO Star Wars Yoda's Jedi Starfighter 75168 Star Wars Toy • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Pete the Cat Matching Game • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Pete the Cat: On the Bus 24 Piece Kids Puzzle • Amazon Business $15.65 1 $15.65
3 Collectible Boys Mini Jigsaw Puzzles in Travel Tin Cases: Marvel Disney Kids Star Wars, Avengers, Spiderman Gift Set Bundle (50 Pieces) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
LEGO City Town T-Junction and Curve Plate 7281 Building Kit • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Disney Pixar Finding Dory Set of 4 Puzzles 24 Pieces Nemo Hank the Octopus Marlin Destiny Shark 9.1" x 10.3" Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Pete the Cat / 24pc Puzzle 10x13 • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Star Wars Clone Wars Lenticular 48 piece Puzzle • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Half Shell Heroes 24 Piece Puzzle Turtle Power Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Paw Patrol 24 Piece Puzzle Featuring Chase, Rubble and Marshall • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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