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Mrs. Ruotsalainen from Kodiak AK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging 1st Grade Morning Work Tubs

Help me give my students motivating, high interest, and engaging morning work tubs to start their day off right!

  • $347 goal

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My Students

I am teaching a 1st grade class in Kodiak, Alaska. My kiddos are energetic, hands on, imaginative and continually seeking new experiences.

These kiddos need movement-oriented, motivating and engaging work in order to create the best learning environment.

They work well together in groups sharing materials and helping one and another. I love to provide them opportunities to be social throughout the day and share ideas with one and another. Morning tubs create this scenario when students are able to create collaboratively with their peers.

My Project

This year I would love to create engaging morning work tubs for my kiddos. I want kiddos to come into my class in the morning and be able to seamlessly get started on motivating and interesting morning work that they want to participate in.

Students will start their day from the get go with the opportunity to explore materials, use their imagination, interact with hands on materials, and make mistakes while interacting with their peers!

In my class I try to provide opportunities for choice when I can, and morning tubs will be another way to do this perfectly. Students will be able to choose what interests them and take ownership for their own learning.

Mrs. Ruotsalainen
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles 32-Piece Clear Colors Set, The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles for Kids, Creativity and Educational Building Toys for Children, STEM Approved • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Learning Resources Snap Cubes, Educational Counting Toy, Set of 100 Snap Cubes • Amazon Business $12.33 2 $24.66
Educational Insights Phonics Dominoes - Blends & Digraphs • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Educational Insights Phonics Dominoes - Short Vowels • Amazon Business $21.39 1 $21.39
Educational Insights Phonics Dominoes - Long Vowels • Amazon Business $20.85 1 $20.85
Educational Insights Sentence Building Dominoes • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Junior Learning CVC Word Strips Educational Action Games • Amazon Business $18.68 1 $18.68
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Rory's Story Cubes - Original and Actions by Gamewright • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Group Attribute Blocks - Set of 60 • Amazon Business $14.67 1 $14.67
C.R. Gibson Ocean Theme Lacing Cards Lacing Cards For Toddlers, 8.5 x 8.5 x 2 inches, 5 pieces • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
JPSOR 800 Pcs Letter Beads Alphabet Beads for Jewelry Making with Colorful Letters for DIY Bracelets, Necklaces, Educational Toys, Handmade Gift (White Beads with Colorful Letters) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Fun Express Reading Dice, Word Family Dice, Phonics Game • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Caydo 200 Pcs Random Colors Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stem 6 mm x 12 Inch, Smooth Processing at Both Ends, Safe and Humanized Design • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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