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Mrs. Halford from Wichita Falls TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Even the Hardest Puzzles Have a Solution

Help me give my students the Rubik's education kits to build skills of persistence, collaboration, and critical thinking.

  • $644 goal

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My Students

I wish I could describe the excitement of my students as they entered our new classroom this year. The "oohs" and "ahhs" as each class crossed through the door melted my heart. I have taught fifth-grade science the last five years and made the change to art teacher this year. This is the first time in years that our students will have a full-time art teacher. Now I have all of our students Kindergarten through Fifth grade. So far, they have enjoyed getting to explore our new space, fun seating choices, and hands-on activities.

I wanted my art classroom to not look anything like a traditional classroom so all summer I've been gathering kitchen tables from garage sales and trading posts.

Now my students have brightly colored kitchen tables where they can create their masterpieces. My goal is to provide all my students with an engaging, fun, and safe learning environment. My school is Title I and located in a low socioeconomic neighborhood where 98% of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Most of my students are faced with many challenges in the classroom and at home.

My Project

My focus has been set on my much busier younger students to ensure they have a wide variety of stations available to visit during art, but now I need to start creating better options for my older students when they complete their projects.

With the You Can Do the Rubik's Cube Education Kits my students will be able to practice persistence, challenge themselves and possibly unlock the secret to the world-famous Rubik's Cube.

The 2x2 36 Cube and the 3x3 36 Cube Education Kits will provide a fun way to boost important life skills essential to their education and any career path they may choose. They can work in small groups to practice solving the Rubik's Cube or by themselves. As an elementary teacher, I firmly believe that children should learn through play, especially important skills like collaboration, problem solving, and critical thinking. Another important lesson not found in any text books that my students will be able to practice at this station will be the concept of learning from their mistakes, recognizing the error, and trying again.

I can't wait for them to get their hands on these Rubik's Cubes so we can begin to unlock the secrets together. After the secrets are unlocked, and they understand the basic concepts of how to move and change the colors, it'll be time to introduce one of the 50 cross curricular lessons offered in these Education Kits. My dream is for them to gain enough understanding of spatial visualization and symmetry to work together to combine these cubes to build a variety of mosaics to display in our art case.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
3x3 36 Cube Education Kit • You Can Do The Rubik's Cube $274.99 1 $274.99
2x2 36 Cube Education Kit • You Can Do The Rubik's Cube $199.99 1 $199.99
The Geometry, The Art, The Solution Unit • You Can Do The Rubik's Cube $12.00 1 $12.00

Materials cost

$486.98

Vendor shipping charges

$22.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$546.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.49

Total project goal

$643.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$643.27

15 Donors

-$308.80

Donations toward project cost

-$284.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.97

match offer

-$308.18

Match offer toward project cost

-$261.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.23

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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