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Mrs. Paul from Kearney MO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Curious Minds Want to Discover!

Help me give my students an opportunity to learn and discover through STEAM activities, Maker-space, and flexible seating options to inspire their creativity and curiosity!

  • $664 goal

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My Students

Second graders are inquisitive! They have brains like sponges and love learning. They are wiggly! They have big emotions, thoughts, and questions! Second graders are kind to their teacher, but most importantly kind to each other. They are smart and love to tinker and explore!

I am excited to meet my new group of students this year!

I will greet approximately 20 second graders who will be excited to be back in school and ready to learn! Help me make learning fun and engaging!

My Project

In my classroom this year I am changing out the traditional morning work for Maker-Mornings. This will be a time where they can go to get Maker Space activities, which will focus on learning through exploration. They will be given a STEAM challenge weekly on top of their own innovative ideas. No more sitting at their desks and being quiet while working on a worksheet to keep them busy.

This project will allow students to work on projects of their choosing to build, explore, and create!

Traditional seating does not work so well for building, creating, and collaborating so I have added some flexible seating options as well to help students have room and equipment for their projects. I also have some storage added so we can store projects because creativity is sometimes messy!

Mrs. Paul
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 20 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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(10-Pack, Assorted Colors) Bright Colors Storage Bins with Plastic Handles, Containers, Boxes, Tote, Baskets| Collapsible Cubes Household Organization | Fresh Fabric & Cardboard,Nursery Office| Toys • Amazon Business $39.99 3 $119.97
KidKraft Nantucket Storage Bench - White • Amazon Business $107.99 1 $107.99
MyGift Adjustable Height Games & Activity Table, Workstation Desk Riser, Black - Made in Taiwan • Amazon Business $31.49 2 $62.98
Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set, 83 Piece, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $40.95 1 $40.95
AmScope 120X-1200X 52-pcs Kids Beginner Microscope STEM Kit with Metal Body Microscope, Plastic Slides, LED Light and Carrying Box (M30-ABS-KT2-W) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Scotch Brand Magic Tape with Black Dispenser, Numerous Applications, Invisible, Engineered for Office and Home Use, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed, 6 Rolls, 1 Dispenser (810K6C38) • Amazon Business $10.88 3 $32.64
SuperScience STEM Instant Activities: Grades 1-3: 30 Hands-On Investigations With Anchor Texts and Videos • Amazon Business $31.34 1 $31.34
Workpro 100-Piece Kitchen Drawer Home Tool Kit • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Play22 Building Toys For Kids 165 Set - STEM Educational Construction Toys - Building Blocks For Kids 3+ Best Toy Blocks Gift For Boys and Girls - Great Educational Toys Building Sets - Original • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Max Stapler(Blue) with Remover, 30-Sheet stapling Capacity • Amazon Business $8.59 2 $17.18
24 Pieces Kraft Paper Party Favor Bags with handle Assorted Colors (Star) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
72 Pack Medium Paper Clips (1 inch/25mm), Smiling Face Binder Clips, Assorted Colors (1 inch) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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