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Mr. Rosiejka from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

It's Not Puzzling How We Build Stamina

Help me give my students a Portable Puzzle Board & Storage Table, Jigsaw Puzzles 1000 Pieces Starry Night Vincent Van Gogh, 1000 Pieces Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Oil Paiting Fantasy Romantic Star Sea and other puzzles.

  • $325 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are a mix of diverse learners and general education students. As a school, we're trying to include as many students as possible in the general education environment while still providing instruction in a smaller setting. To achieve that, teachers and students are collaborating across environments. We are located on the West Side of Chicago and my students love learning and experiencing new things, especially when they feel it is a unique experience to our room.

Building responsibility and confidence makes a huge difference for my students.

We have rotations for math and reading to practice different skills and to build independence. It is difficult for my students at the beginning of the year, but by December, they can usually work for a full 30 minutes without teacher intervention during their independent work time.

Including my students as leaders in social-emotional and gaming situations has allowed them to be leaders and depend on positive behaviors for attention.

My Project

My students have used puzzles the past two years as team building, cooperative learning, and stress management in my classroom. It started as a student request, and became a fun project.

Building puzzles, like playing games, has positive academic impact on my students.

They are better at working together, communicating their thoughts and steps, and encouraging each other on academic tasks after they have had the opportunity to work on things that do not have the same pressure as academic work.

Many of the resources we have in our room have come from Donors Choose. Thank you for being a part of such a great community!

Mr. Rosiejka
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Portable Puzzle Board & Storage Table - Quality Jigsaw Puzzle Board, Fits 1000 Piece Puzzles. Lightweight, Easy to Store, 4 Color Sliding Drawers, Plus Puzzle Mat, Fun at Your Fingertips, Great Gift • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
1000 Pieces Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Oil Paiting Fantasy Romantic Star Sea • Amazon Business $18.88 1 $18.88
Jigsaw Puzzles 1000 Pieces Starry Night Vincent Van Gogh Artwork Art for Teen Adult Grown Up Puzzles Large Size Toy Educational Games Gift Jigsaw Puzzle Jigsaw Puzzle 1000 PCS • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
Ravensburger at The Dog Park Large Format 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults – Every Piece is Unique, Softclick Technology Means Pieces Fit Together Perfectly • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
D-FantiX Jigsaw Puzzles 1000 Pieces for Adults Kids, Large Round Jigsaw Puzzle Rainbow Palette 1000 Color Puzzle Games Toy • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
WHITE MOUNTAIN Puzzles Travel The World - 550 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Aquarius Smithsonian Dinosaurs 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Buffalo Games - Cats Collection - Beachcombers - 750 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Buffalo Games - Vivid Collection - Color Challenge - 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Buffalo Games - A Dog's Life - Dog Gone Funny - 750 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 “Specialist” Premium Puzzle | Based on Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Video Game • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Re-marks Vintage Paris 750 Piece Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Buffalo Games - Vivid Collection - Sky Roads - 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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