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Mrs. Wiggins from Appleton WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Our Brains Through Play!

Help me give my students building blocks and STEM sets to help their brains grow through play!

  • $265 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

"Every child is gifted. They just unwrap their packages at different times." - Unknown.

Mrs. W's classroom is a full of choices!

My students are diverse in many aspects, each child brings their own prior experiences into the classroom and are in need of choices while we work.

My first grade classroom is a place for students to feel welcome, safe, accepted, and comfortable. Six and seven-year-olds are full of curiosity, wonder, and excitement and my job as their teacher is to provide them an environment where they can fulfill all of these qualities. Our school is located in a high poverty area. We are close to the homeless shelter, and 100% of students utilize free and reduced-price lunches.

We have a high need for our students and need your help to make our school a better place.

My Project

These manipulative and hands-on toys, including magnetic tiles and building blocks, will help my students grow through play and exploration in numerous ways. During math time, I like to give my students time to build and explore how things come together and how they work.

These STEM toys will help keep the students engaged and make learning fun!

Hoping to start the school year off with learning through exploration and play! Funding this project will greatly impact not only the students in my classroom, but future students! Each child comes to school with different needs and abilities and having these STEM manipulatives will help meet the needs of all students. Please help me support my students growth through this project!

Mrs. Wiggins
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jasonwell 133Pcs Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Set for Boys Girls Preschool Educational Construction Kit Magnet Stacking Toys for Kids Toddlers Children Age 3 4 5 6 7 8 Year Old • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
MONILON 160 Pcs Magnet Building Sticks Kids Toys, Lengthen Magnetic Construction Building Blocks Set 3D Brain Training Learning Educational DIY STEM Toys • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Building Blocks Set for Preschool, Toddlers and Kids of All Ages STEM Educational Toy • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Resources Playground Engineering & Design STEM Set, 104 Pieces • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
hand2mind Ten-Frame Math Foam Dice For Classroom (Ages 5+) | Dice Have Ten-Frame Configurations On Each Side With Rounded Corners | Great Gift For Girls, Boys, Teachers, & Parents (Set of 12) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
ENJSD Marble Run Set, 105 PCS Marble Race Track Toy for Kids, Construction Building Blocks Stem Toys Game for 4-9 Year Old Kids(75 Complete Pieces+30 PCS Glass Marbles + Installation Manual) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Creative Animal Geo Blocks Wooden Pattern Blocks Puzzles with 20 Designs for Preschool or Kindergarten Kids • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98

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