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Mrs. Bauer from Saint Louis MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploration Morning Work Activities for Kindergarten Students!

My students need activities for a new way to learn morning work!

  • $230 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school where all of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. My students live in a low-income area in St. Louis, Missouri. The students I work with come from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds. Many of my students deal with stress and trauma-related experiences that no child should have to deal with at this age.

My students are fun-loving and are eager to learn!

Regardless of what they are going through they just want to be at school! This will be my second year teaching and I can truly say I want to buy everything for my classroom that can help my students learn and grow. It was a total shock looking in all of the teachers' rooms and knowing they bought everything in there! As teachers, we just want what is best for our students and as a new teacher that is all I want!

My Project

In my classroom, we usually do paper morning work. This year I would like to change that for my students. Right away in the morning, my students eat breakfast then are asked to trace ABC letters on a piece of paper. This year I want my students to have the chance to grab an exploration tub, take it to their table and work with a peer.

They will have the opportunity to manipulate tools to build or create for about 15 minutes every morning.

I believe more fun and engaging acvitivies right in the morning will get my students excited about the day. Tinker toys and Interlox Squares help the students build and put toys together with their peers. They can build a house with their friends and learn new shapes at the same time.

Many of these will help with fine motor skills that five and six-year-old need, especially in August, for example beads, stencils, and markers. Connect Four will help with math as well, they will be counting and trying to get to the number four and keeping track of their colors.

This will be a new and fun way to get my kindergarteners involved in the morning and I am excited to try it!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Drawing Stencil Kit, w/Carrying Case, for Kids | 45 Piece, Unique Plastic Stencil Set, 350+ Shapes & Designs | DIY Arts and Crafts - Travel, Creative & Educational Activity | Gift for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $27.87 1 $27.87
Tinkertoy Little Constructor's Building Set – 84 Pieces – Ages 3+ Preschool Educational Toy • Amazon Business $27.59 1 $27.59
Guidecraft Interlox Squares - 96 Piece Set Interlocking Construction Toy • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Mr. Sketch 1905069 Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.84 4 $19.36
The Learning Journey Match It! - 3 Letter Words - 20 Self-Correcting Reading & Spelling Puzzles with Matching Images • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Hasbro Connect 4 Game, Ages 6 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Fun-to-Know® Puzzles: Uppercase & Lowercase Alphabet • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
400 PCS Assorted Color Round Wood Beads Wooden Spacer Beads for DIY Jewelry Making, 2 Sizes, 10mm and 12mm • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Trend Enterprises Rhyming Fun-to-Know Puzzle • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Bingcute 300Pcs 8mm Screw Shiny Acrylic Round Ball Spacer Loose Beads for Jewelry Making • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Creativity Street Chenille Stems/Pipe Cleaners 12 Inch x 6mm 100-Piece, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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