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Mrs. Mutters from Lyons IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Get Ready for Puzzler Club

My students need STEM activities experiences such as puzzles, Survive the Quake Engineering Kit, and building blocks that they can assemble by themselves.

  • $289 goal

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My Students

The students at my school are always open to more opportunities to explore new ways to use their critical thinking skills. It is this drive and curiosity among the students that led me to create an after school club that continually encourages them to engage their problem solving skills in new ways.

I teach at a Title I school defined by 80% of our students are free lunch and 75% identify English as their second language.

Many of our students love the sense of accomplishment when they complete a task or solve a problem. They are not against non-digital activities but are not exposed to them at home. We, the teachers, typically hear the students describe going home maybe finishing their homework and then watching YouTube and/or playing video games the rest of the evening.

My Project

When I first started the Puzzler Club, it began as an after school program for third graders. I approached the surrounding neighborhood to donate puzzles for the club. Although we were successful in having several puzzles donated, many of these puzzles had 2 - 3 pieces missing. Four years later, the club has grown in popularity among the students and now also includes fourth and fifth graders. Despite the high interest for this club, the supplies are low and need replenishing.

By donating to this club, you are helping the students to do hands-on problem solving in a fun way, bringing out the little engineers in them.

Through a newer donation last year, I discovered the children also enjoyed challenging themselves to create different marble run routes. I am hoping for new puzzles and some additional STEM items to really push their thinking skills to a higher level.

Mrs. Mutters
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Inovart Puzzle-It 28-Piece Blank Puzzle, 24 Puzzles Per Package, 5-1/2" x 8", White • Amazon Business $12.20 3 $36.60
STEM Educational Toy Building Set: 42 Piece Qubits Set | Educational and Creative Alternative to Standard Building Blocks | Teaches Spatial Thinking | Imagination Builder | Made in the USA • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
DD121 - Survive the Quake Engineering Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
SmartLab Toys Smart Circuits Games & Gadgets Electronics Lab • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Ravensburger Wild Jungle - 100 Piece Puzzle • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Space Puzzle, 100-Piece • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Laundry Day Kid's Jigsaw Puzzle 100 Piece • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
White Mountain Puzzles Pirate Treasure - 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Ravensburger Pirate Battle Puzzle (100-Piece) • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
Avengers 48 Piece Puzzle (10 x 9 inches) HULK THOR CAPTAIN AMERICA IRON MAN Marvel Superheroes • Amazon Business $7.44 1 $7.44

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