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Mrs. Ciolli from Bloomington IN is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Mornings in First Grade

My students need STEM materials and art supplies to spark their creativity first thing in the morning with hands-on morning tubs.

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My Students

I teach first grade this year to 24 intelligent and creative boys and girls. The students that make up my school and my classroom come from many diverse backgrounds. We serve a large ESL population, as well as students who come from transitional housing. It is my goal to teach each and every student that comes into my classroom to be kind, caring, curious and hardworking individuals.

My students are extremely motivated by activities that allow them to create and explore and I want to be able to have all the resources necessary to help my students learn to their full potential and spark their creativity.

My Project

Sometimes students are energized and ready to start the school day as soon as they walk through the classroom doors, while others are still trying to wake up. The days of monotonous worksheets first thing in the morning are over in our room with the transition to morning STEAM tubs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics). Students will be excited to start each day with creative play.

Morning tubs will promote student creativity, critical thinking, and teamwork as they design, draw, build, and create with Lego kits, Tinkertoys, Geometric Solids, Kwik Stix paint, and more.

Rather than having the students complete worksheets as they walk in the door, students will have the opportunity to explore different building kits, technology centers, or art stations. Starting our day with play-based learning, rather than worksheets, will encourage all students to be more engaged in the school setting and help their brains get ready for a day full of learning.

Mrs. Ciolli
Grades PreK-2

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PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set (200 Piece) • Amazon Business $49.64 1 $49.64
STERILITE 17511712 6 Quart/5.7 Liter ClearView Latch Box, Clear with Sweet Plum Latches, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
163 Piece STEM Toys Kit | Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Learning Set for Ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Year Old Boys & Girls by Brickyard | Best Kids Toy | Creative Games & Fun Activities • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
VCANNY Magnetic Blocks, Magnetic Tiles for Kids, Magnetic Building Blocks Set for Boys and Girls, Magnet Tiles Educational Magnetic Toys for Toddlers (118 Piece) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
LEGO Classic Creative Builder Box 10703 (Exclusive) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
SHAWE Kids Toy, Coglets 80 Pieces Gear Interlocking Building Set,10, Learning Color Cognition,Make Wonderful World,Run Wild Imagination • Amazon Business $13.89 2 $27.78
Drawing Stencils for Kids by Mimtom | 58 PC Stencil Kit with 370+ Shapes To Draw Real Fantasy Stories | DIY Arts and Crafts Set for Boys and Girls with Letter, Flower, Dinosaur, and Animal Stencils • Amazon Business $25.90 1 $25.90
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Deluxe Building Set, 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $24.40 1 $24.40
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement • Amazon Business $7.97 3 $23.91
Learning Resources Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
Pencil Grip Kwikstix Solid Tempera Paint 24ct, Super Quick Drying, 12 Classic, 6 Neon, 6 Metallix Colors (TPG-604) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
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 $16.99 1 $16.99
Mr. Sketch Scented Stix Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 10-Count • Amazon Business $5.47 3 $16.41
Melissa & Doug Wooden Stamp Set, Favorite Things - 26 Wooden Stamps, 4-Color Stamp Pad • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources View-Thru Geometric Solids, 14 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb/176 gsm,"Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
Miraclekoo Craft Ink Pad Stamps Partner Set of 12 DIY Assorted Color • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Avery Carter's Foam Stamp Pad, 2.75 x 4.25 Inch, Black, 1 Pad (21381) • Amazon Business $2.76 1 $2.76

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