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Mrs. Taylor from Christiansbrg VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Morning Centers

Help me give my students choices in the classroom for morning tubs, with Squigz, magnetic building tiles, Tinkertoys, and other fun, engaging S.T.E.M. centers.

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My Students

Our classroom is currently comprised of 19 precious first graders who are so eager to learn and be a part of our classroom community! Our classroom has a nurturing environment with positive relationships, high learning expectations, and continuous growth. I am always looking for ways to make learning for them engaging and fun!

We are a Title I school servicing grades Pre-k through 2nd grade.

Despite the many challenges they face, they love having opportunities to explore and create with many different types of materials. They enjoy working with others and brainstorming new ways to do things. I want to offer them opportunities to problem solve as a team, enhance their learning environment and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences. I also want them to have all the materials they need to be successful. My students would greatly benefit from using these hands-on materials to help them learn and practice problem-solving.

My Project

Morning center tubs are a creative and engaging way for students to start each school day, as they work together collaboratively with other students. The students will enjoy working together as a team, instead of working independently at their desks when they arrive to school.

Having a variety of morning tubs filled with engaging STEM activities will provide my students with additional opportunities to practice skills collaboratively with their peers.

They will be able to be creative while choosing a morning tub that contains materials that interest them. This type of morning routine will make students more engaged because they will have some ownership for the activity.

Help me give my students hands-on activities that build thinking skills, encourage creativity and promote teamwork and collaborative work with peers. We need materials that will allow us to use our hands and brains to create communicate and build!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
Fat Brain Toys Squigz Deluxe 50 Piece Set • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Seville Classics 10-Drawer Organizer Cart, Multicolor (Pearlized) • Amazon Business $39.20 1 $39.20
TINKERTOY ‒ 100 Piece Essentials Value Set ‒ Ages 3+ Preschool Education Toy • Amazon Business $35.69 1 $35.69
dreambuilderToy Magnetic Tiles, 120 PCS Creative Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Magnetic Tiles STEM Preschool Educational Construction Kit(120 PC Set) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Fat Brain Toys Squigz Starter Set, 24 Piece • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
DBHstore Bristle blocks toy, 100 Pcs Hedgehog Blocks Set Toddlers Educational Buliding Creative Toys with Bucket for Boys Girls Learning Color Cognition,Make Wonderful World • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Fat Brain Toys Dado Squares • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
IRIS USA, Inc. TB-42 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, Clear, 6 Stack and Pull • Amazon Business $20.24 1 $20.24
Skoolzy Rainbow Counting Bears with Matching Sorting Cups, Bear Counters and Dice Math Toddler Games 71pc Set - Bonus Scoop Tongs, Storage Bag • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Learning Resources Link 'N' Learn Links, Bucket of 500 Assorted Color Links, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
I SPY Original Bingo Game • Amazon Business $15.53 1 $15.53
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98

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