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Mrs. Allen from Connersville IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging the Hard to Engage!

Help me give my students engaging activities to do during library free time!

  • $528 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My name is Mrs. Allen, and I am the Media Assistant at a Title I school in Indiana. Most of our students live at or below a poverty level. However, most of our students also love to learn! I am lucky enough to get to spend time with our entire student population, and I love them all like they are my own.

Our library just recently received a much needed makeover, but we are looking for more fun, engaging activities for the students after they have checked out their books.

My Project

I see every class of students for 40 minutes throughout the week. Some students love checking out new books, finding a cozy reading space, and diving in. Others struggle with finding something they enjoy doing and coloring pages only entice them for so long.

My goal is to offer center style learning that will focus on STEM and literacy.

IO blocks and the Maze OTM starter set will offer quiet STEM options for those who choose not to read, while the puppets will help with retelling and comprehension. Bloxels Build your own video games will also help me incorporate more technology. I want to have something for everyone in our library with hopes they can't wait to come back the next week!

Mrs. Allen
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fun and Fantasy Puppet Set (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.11 1 $50.11
Bloxels(r) Build Your Own Video Games • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.46 1 $42.46
Character Puppet Set - Humphrey & Gloria (Set of 2) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.91 1 $39.91
Marbles Otrio 2.0 Wood Board Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.06 1 $39.06
STEM Builder Series Build an Animal • Kaplan Early Learning Company $38.21 1 $38.21
Kanoodletm Duplexitytm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 2 $33.92
Maze-Otm STEM Starter Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.31 1 $26.31
Puppet Stand • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Kanoodle(r) Jr. Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.71 2 $25.42
4-in-1 Board Game Rug - 6.5' x 2.2' • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.61 1 $24.61
Dr. Seusstm What Pet Should I Gettm Finger Puppets Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.76 1 $23.76
Dinosaur Floor Puzzle Set (Set Of 2) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.06 1 $22.06
IO Blocks(r) (76 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21

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