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Mrs. Frantz from Stafford VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Creativity and Higher Level Thinking Skills Through Morning Tubs!

Help me give my students STEM/Morning Tubs which will engage their interest, creativity, and higher level thinking skills!

  • $739 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am honored to teach an amazing group of first graders in a class of about 25 students.

We are a Title I school in a commuter suburb of the Washington D.C.

area. My students have very diverse backgrounds, from low income families and military families to D.C. professionals. Many of my students have parents who make the 20+ minute commute into Washington D.C., Quantico Marine Base, and surrounding areas every day.

As a teacher, I know that with the ever increasing demands of our grade level curriculum, sometimes we don't have enough time in the day to engage in basic problem solving and STEM related activities. This is very disheartening to me. I see the value in engaging my students' creativity, as well as higher level thinking and problem solving skills, as part of the process of growing well rounded students!

My Project

Every morning, many of my students come to school early and have plenty of spare time to complete morning work, independently read, and "get into trouble".

I would like to use this spare time to engage their creativity and higher level thinking by creating STEM and morning work tubs.

Rush Hour Jr. is a logic puzzle that requires higher level thinking to get your car through traffic jams. The dominos will allow my students to work on subitizing (dot patterns) and play another fun logic game. The stem building activities will develop them build structures and develop hands on learning through building. Of course, also included are some containers to store these wonderful activities.

These activities will help engage my students in good quality educational activities, develop critical thinking, and keep them "out of trouble" in the morning!

Mrs. Frantz
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rush Hour Jr. Traffic Jam Puzzle • AKJ Education $10.49 12 $125.88
FF525 - Snap-Together Letter Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
FF210 - Young Architects Design Blocks - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
PP799 - Block Play STEM Early Learning Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.50 1 $79.50
LC91 - Lakeshore Clear-View Storage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 10 $69.90
HH975X - Geography Skills Match-Ups - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC93 - Lid for Lakeshore Clear-View Storage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 10 $29.90
LC581 - Translucent Dominoes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 2 $23.98
RA637 - Lakeshore Double Dice • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$589.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$627.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$110.81

Total project goal

$738.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$738.75

1 Donor

-$493.00

Donations toward project cost

-$419.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.95

match offer

-$245.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$208.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.86

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$0.00

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