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Mrs. Hicks from Charlotte NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Get Your Game on and Start Your Day Right!

Help me give my students games, art materials, puzzles and blocks to interact with each other and get engaged in when they arrive in the morning.

  • $574 goal

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My Students

My third grade students are eager to grow into 21st century learners and are motivated by the technology of today. They have both the academic and social skills to be successful in jobs that haven't yet been created.

The third graders in my class are like sponges and enjoying learning new things.

They are very active children and enjoy getting up and moving when learning. They love to socialize and work together. Collaboration is a key to their success.

My students are dedicated, unique and kind, so it is my goal to give them every opportunity that I can to make them successful. I want to instill in them a love of learning that they can take with them when they leave my classroom

My Project

Every year I wrestle with what to give to my students for "morning work". Students trickle into my classroom as they are dropped off by parents, buses and finish eating breakfast in the cafeteria. Some students arrive have have 30 minutes to work while others arrive right as the tardy bell rings.

This year I want to provide my students time to socialize and build friendships during the first part of their day by providing them games, blocks and art to choose from.

Students will get prepared for the day and then choose an activity to participate in; a game with a few peers, a coloring sheet with a partner, write a letter to a favorite teacher or build a castle with blocks.

Providing my students time to socialize prior to beginning lessons will allow them to build community and collaborate with each other. Students that arrive to class as the bell rings will not feel rushed to complete missed work and will be motivated to get to class earlier so they can "play" with their peers.

Mrs. Hicks
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 22 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 Build Your Own Creative Toys, Kids Building Kit (790 Pieces) • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Can You Solve Me? 12 Puzzle Gift Set - Challenging Tangram, IQ Toy, Brainteaser, Mind Game for Children + Adults -Includes 12 Geometric Shapes & 3 Varying Difficulties (Family Game Nights, Desktoy) • Amazon Business $39.98 1 $39.98
KID K’NEX – Oodles of Pals Building Set – 115 Pieces – Ages 3 and Up Preschool Educational Toy (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $37.07 1 $37.07
SmartGames IQ 3-Pack - IQ Twist, IQ Fit, IQ Link • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award winner • Amazon Business $28.18 1 $28.18
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toys for Creative Play; Kids Creative Kit (484 Pieces) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Adult Coloring Books Super Set -- 11 Deluxe Coloring Books for Adults and Teens • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Gamewright Qwixx Deluxe - Fast Family Dice Game • Amazon Business $16.04 1 $16.04
Gamewright Go Nuts for Donuts Card Game • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Winning Moves Games Big Boggle, The Classic Edition • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Gamewright Loot Deluxe Tin - The Plundering Pirate Card Game Card Game • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
Classic Tangoes • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
SmartGames IQ Stars, The Entry-Level IQ Game, a Travel Game for Kids and Adults, a Cognitive Skill-Building Brain Game - Brain Teaser for Ages 6 & Up, 120 Challenges in a Travel-Friendly Case. • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Tangoes Brainiac • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Gamewright Too Many Monkeys • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Gamewright Qwingo - The Rank & Roll Dice Game • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Educational Insights Kanoodle - Brain Twisting Solitaire Game • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
USATDD Wooden Tetris Puzzle Tangram Jigsaw Brain Teasers Toy Building Blocks Game Colorful Wood Puzzles Box Intelligence Educational Gift for Kids 40 Pcs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Gamewright There's A Moose in The House • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement for Building, Playing, and Displaying LEGO Creations, 10 x 10 inches, Large Building Base Accessory for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

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