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Mrs. DiStefano from Marlborough MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Good Morning Builders!

Help me give my students a variety of materials to build and create with like magatiles, interlocking blocks, straw connectors!

  • $506 goal

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My Students

My first grade students are energetic and eager to learn! They are very diverse and about 60 % of them can speak English and another language. About 60% come from low income families and receive free and reduced lunch. These students are highly motivated by hands on activities. They walk in the door eager to get the day started and are happy to see their classmates. Some do not have access to blocks or other materials that allow them to build, create and play.

My Project

These hands on materials will help my students jumpstart their day. They will arrive to school looking forward to some much needed time to explore and create with their classmates. Sometimes play can be overlooked. It is an important part of school! Morning tubs are a great way to incorporate play as well as learning. To help students transition in the morning. Through play my students will practice much needed social skills. Skills such as sharing, taking turns and team work. This opportunity will allow students to easily transition into more challenging tasks such as reading in writing. They will be fresh and prepared to learn.

Mrs. DiStefano
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 22 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
K'NEX 100 Model Imagine Building Set (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $46.52 1 $46.52
MEIGO STEM Learning Toys - Toddlers Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Set Best Preschool Gift Kit for Kids 3 4 5 6 7 8 Year Old Boys Girls (117pcs Upgraded Version) • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Marble Run Set 105 Pcs - Construction Building Blocks Toys Game for 4 5 6 7 Year Old Boys Girls Kids • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
cossy STEM Learning Toy Engineering Construction Building Blocks 208 Pieces Kids Educational Toy for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Year Old (208 Pcs) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Haifeng Educational Toys Drill Stem Learning Creative Design Kit Original 193 Piece Construction Engineering Building Blocks Creative Fun Kit for 3, 4 and 5+ Year Old Boys & Girls Best Toys Gift • Amazon Business $19.59 1 $19.59
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $19.09 1 $19.09
Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit, Age 8 • Amazon Business $16.82 1 $16.82
MICHLEY Building Blocks, Classic Construction Toy for Kids, 100 pcs Builder Bricks Preschool Building Sets for Children • Amazon Business $16.24 1 $16.24
Jumbo Lacing Beads for Kids - Montessori Toddler Games and Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds - Rainbow Matching Game and Stringing Bead Set with Toy Storage and Learning Activities eBook • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Skoolzy Peg Board Set - Montessori Toys for Toddlers, Preschool Kids | 30 Lacing Pegs for Learning Games, Dice Colors Sorting Counting - Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Skills Activity Pegboard EBook • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Bristle Blocks by Battat – The Official Bristle Blocks – 80Piece Big Value In A Storage Bin – STEM Toys 3D Sensory Toy Blocks for Kids – Bpa Free – Building Toys for Creativity & Dexterity – 2 Yea • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
LiKee Wooden Pattern Blocks Animals Jigsaw Puzzle Sorting and Stacking Games Montessori Educational Toys for Toddlers Kids Boys Girls Age 2+ Years Old (36 Shape Pieces& 60 Design Cards in Iron Box) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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