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Mrs. See from Fowlerville MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Engineers - A Journey Into Better Morning Work

Help me give my students additional resources like KEVA Brain Builders, Attribute Apples, Gears! and more, to engage in problem-solving​ and higher level thinking!

  • $347 goal

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My Students

My students are so much more than just little learners. We are a hard working community of thinkers, dreamers and an inspiration to us all. They are our future. I am excited everyday to see what we can create together as we learn and grow in our classroom family.

Everyday is a new adventure as a first grader, and we all work together to support one another.

Our school is nestled in the country where students come to us from all walks of life. They bring so many different perspectives, backgrounds and schema into our classroom and that is what makes us special.

My Project

First graders are social, curious, and have a natural love of learning. I can remember my morning work routine when I was in school. Pick up the paper. Color it. Put it in my mailbox. Repeat. Busy work without a purpose.

By using a variety of hands-on materials such as marble track building supplies, water beads, and brain teaser games, students will continue to develop several skills such as; problem solving, fine motor, communication, and additional social skills.

Our mornings are busy in first grade, but when students are engaged in what they are working on at their tables it gets their minds ready for the adventure that is ahead of them that day.

The materials I chose for this project are in the form of games, puzzles, or interesting building materials that they may have never seen before! In my classroom community I teach students about Growth Mindset and what it means to have a "Bubble Gum Brain," one that is always growing, changing, and trying new things as opposed to a "Brick Brain," one that is fixed in doing things one way and not trying something new to solve the problem. These materials provide students with experiences to stretch and grow their brains through a series of problem solving activities that challenge them and engage them.

Help me support this journey for my students!

Mrs. See
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Attribute Apples • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Gears! Gears! Gears!® Dizzy Fun Land™ Motorized Building Set • AKJ Education $36.49 1 $36.49
Q-BA-MAZE 2.0: Starter Box: Warm Colors • AKJ Education $18.21 2 $36.42
Crazy Cheese • AKJ Education $5.99 6 $35.94
KEVA Brain Builders • AKJ Education $11.64 2 $23.28
Clear Fake Crushed Ice Rocks, 1000PCS Fake Diamonds Plastic Ice Cubes Acrylic Clear Ice Rock Diamond Crystals Fake Ice Cubes Gems for Home Decoration Wedding Display Vase Fillers by DomeStar • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Jangostor Acrylic Hearts 8 OZ, 110 PCS for Table Scatter Decoration Vase Fillers, DIY Jewelry Necklaces, Table Scatter, Wedding, Birthday Party Home Decoration • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
100 Pcs Artificial Acorns with Natural Acorn Cap, Realistic and Natural Looking, 2 Color Small Fake Acorns for Crafting, Wedding, House Decor • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Ice Tongs, 5 inch Mini Tongs Food Tongs Sugar Tongs With Perfectly Designed Silicone Hand Shape Tongs Best Kitchen Gadgets, 4 PCS • Amazon Business $6.49 2 $12.98
Ocean animals Shell Seashell,Plastic Beads Crafts Assorted Pastel Color For Kids DIY • Amazon Business $6.19 2 $12.38
JellyBeadZ Brand - Kids Tactile Sensory Experience - 3 Color-Blue-Water Bead Gel 3 - 10 Gram Packs. BeadZ Only • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

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