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Mrs. Nooteboom from Cedar Rapids IA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dream It, Create It, Share It!

My students need hands-on magnetic building tile sets to construct, design and let their creativity shine in the classroom.

  • $260 goal

This project expired on June 1, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Moving on to first grade! I'm so excited to teach first grade and help a fabulous group of kids learn! Our school is very diverse and approximately 80 percent of our students receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch. We have many refugee families and approximately a third of my class are English Language Learners. Many of my students also participate in our districts backpack program.

My first graders have already been through a lot in their lives, but they work hard and strive to have a growth mindset every day.

We help each other do our best every day. We have the mindset that things may not always be easy, but I just haven't learned how to do it "YET".

My Project

My students start each day with a STEM bin of their choice. We use our time to get our bodies settled and to get our creative "juices" flowing. We quietly work side by side creating structures and exploring. At the end of our STEM time we choose a handful of students each day to share their creative designs. It's so much fun to see kids who struggle academically feel comfortable enough to share their creations. This has become one of our favorite times of the day.

The magnetic building block sets would be a great addition to our classroom.

The kids could create a variety of vehicles, buildings and sculptures with the colorful magnetic blocks. We have a limited number of stem bins to choose from so this project would give us a variety of magnetic hands on tubs to choose from in our classroom.

Mrs. Nooteboom
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magnet Build Deluxe 100 Piece 3D Magnetic Tile Building Set Extra Strong Magnets and Super Durable Tiles, Educational, Creative, Assorted Shapes and Vibrant Bright Colors • Amazon Business $47.99 2 $95.98
Magnetic Blocks,Banne 218 PCS Magnetic Building Blocks Tiles Educational Toy Set with Instruction Booklet and Storage Box for Kids Good for Enhancing Imagination Creativity and Logical Ability • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
118 Pcs. Magnetic Building Blocks / Tiles Set for 3D Construction for Kids Age 3+. Educational Toy for girls and boys. Hours of Fun! Comes with Plastic Storage Box and Premium Backpack. By Frolk • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95

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