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Mrs. Nance from Franklin TN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Graders Learning Through Play - Morning Tubs!

My students need hands-on, engaging morning tub manipulatives such as Magna-Tiles, Wooden Pattern Blocks and Snap-Together Letter Blocks!

  • $296 goal

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My Students

We are a group of hard-working first graders in Franklin, TN! First grade is such a fun grade to teach. They are very eager to learn and so excited to start reading! My school is a Title I school where over 50% of the kids receive free or reduced-price lunch. These kids come from very diverse homes and many of them are English Language Learners.

I am looking forward to a great year with a group of first graders who are so eager to learn and who I can help develop a love for school.

The students who will directly benefit from this project are six and seven-year-old kids who are very eager to learn and be successful.

My Project

Last year I started to notice that my first graders were lacking the social skills needed to work and play with each other. By stepping away from the typical paper and pencil morning work and moving to morning tubs, I have really been able to see the power of play working in our classroom! Students are excited to come into the classroom each morning and know they can come into working, playing, and learning with friends for the first 15 minutes of their day!

We are always looking for engaging and fun learning opportunities to put in our morning tub rotations and these Magna-Tiles, math houses, and pattern blocks will be great additions!

Many of my students come from broken families and school is their safe place. By starting our morning off with low demands and play, it really has an impact on how the rest of their day can go. Our classroom is the place they can come to learn and be loved! Thank you for supporting these sweet kiddos!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
FF525 - Snap-Together Letter Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DA334 - Wooden Pattern Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TH4530 - Pattern Blocks Design Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

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