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Ms. Tyson from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Floor Puzzle Challenge!

Help me give my students more challenging floor puzzles to add to our class collection!

  • $438 goal

This project expired on April 25, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are inquisitive explorers of their surroundings! They are always asking questions and conducting experiments in the world around them. They come up with the most innovative ideas and I can just see that the future is going to better because of them! Our Preschool program students can and do come from all over the city. We have a wonderfully diverse classroom with students from various backgrounds and countries such as Poland, and Albania! We are all able to learn from each other because of all the life experiences that we can share with one another.

We have lively and inspiring students so there is never a dull moment in our room!

The students love school and each other!

My Project

Puzzles are an important educational learning tool for young children as they provide many skills and mental learning benefits and opportunities. Completing a puzzle, even the most simplest of puzzles sets a single goal to achieve. Children must think and develop strategies on how to approach in achieving this goal. This process involves problem solving, reasoning skills and developing solutions which they can later be transferred into their personal/adult life. Puzzles are a fun way for children to develop and refine their fine motor skills. When engaged in playing with puzzles, children are required to pick up, pinch and grasp pieces, move them around, manipulating them into slots, sorting them and fitting them into the correct places. The accomplishment of achieving a goal brings so much satisfaction to a child. Overcoming the challenges involved in solving a puzzle really gives them a sense of achievement and pride within themselves. It provides a boost to their self-confidence and self-esteem as this prepares them for other challenges in life.

Puzzles are a great educational tool to enhance and promote cooperative play.

As kids work together to complete a puzzle, they will discuss where a piece should go and why, take turns and share and support each other when handling frustration, then sharing the joy of finishing the puzzle.

Puzzles are a fun educational toy that challenges young minds, teaching and preparing them early in life some very important life skills.

Ms. Tyson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FK205X - Classroom Floor Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
Dinosaur Floor Puzzle Set (Set Of 2) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.36 1 $23.36
Hello World Floor Puzzle (48 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96
Active Kids Floor Puzzle (24 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.36 1 $14.36
North American Animals Floor Puzzle - 24 pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.36 1 $14.36
Wild Animals Floor Puzzle - 24 Pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.36 1 $14.36
Transportation 24-Piece Floor Puzzle (24" x 36") • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.36 1 $14.36
Alphabet Floor Puzzle (24 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.36 1 $14.36
Fruit Floor Puzzle • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.56 1 $12.56
Vegetable Floor Puzzle • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.56 1 $12.56

Materials cost

$337.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$372.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.70

Total project goal

$438.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$438.00

9 Donors

-$429.18

Donations toward project cost

-$372.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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