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Mrs. Patrick from Austintown OH is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Jumping for Joy, New Recess Material!

Help me give my students magnetic blocks, kinetic sand, bubble wands, painting supplies, privacy partitions, and other hands-on materials.

  • $261 goal

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My Students

I have 24 unique and caring second graders that steal my heart every single day. They are loving and kind to each other. When we start the year off, most students only know a couple of friends in the classroom. By the end of the year, we have built a family that doesn't want the year to end. Every single day we explore, learn, grow, smile and thrive in our classroom. The class is composed of 14 girls and 10 boys. My classroom has students with both academic and speech IEPs.

Our school serves students in grades k-2, with 16 teachers per grade level.

The district is very large and is made up of a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. We provide the students with hands-on learning and a variety of approaches to learning.

My Project

The objects requested are STEM based material to build with during recess time and other free time. The magnetic blocks and kinetic sand allow for the students to make structures and objects that expand their thinking and learning. They also allow for students to work within groups and learn skills like working together as a team. Paints and other supplies allow for the students to be more active during recess. Using these items also promotes student interaction and sharing.

It is important to use hands-on items, such as the ones requested below, to help students learn to share and build things together as a group.

Using the objects submitted will help the students learn and grow within the classroom. These objects will be useful towards all the students in the classroom in various ways. For the lower students, working in a group and learning off of other students is so beneficial for them. For the higher level students, building and creating with these objects is right up their alley! I would love to see my students get to utilize these tools in the classroom. The other items requested are basic supplies needed for the classroom that would help us out tremendously. Privacy walls are something that we have been in need of for quite some time now. It is important to give the students their own working spaces. The labels stickers are always useful to help label the students' items in the classroom. These items are always helpful tools to help make the classroom more organized, which in return helps build a classroom conducive to learning. Having items like the sand and bubble makers for indoor and outdoor recess allows for the students to play, rather than sit on the computers and not interact with other students.

Mrs. Patrick
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 25 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flipside Products 61849 18" x 48" Privacy Shield, Color Assortment (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $71.19 1 $71.19
Disney Parks Exclusive Mickey Mouse Light-Up Glow Bubble Wand • Amazon Business $30.87 1 $30.87
Joyin Toy 12 Pack 14’’ Big Bubble Wand Assortment (1 Dozen) - Super Value Pack of Summer Toy Party Favor • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
DreambuilderToy Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Toys (40 PCS) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Play Sand - 2 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds and Tray (Purple) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Melissa & Doug 12” Easel Paper Rolls, Arts & Crafts, Bond Paper, 75-Foot Rolls, 2-Pack, 2.2” H x 4.5” W x 12” L • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Avery Address Labels with Sure Feed for Laser Printers, 1" x 2-5/8", 750 Labels – Great for FBA Labels (5260), White • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Crayola Color Wonder Markers, Mess Free Coloring, 10 Count, Gift for Kids, Age 3, 4, 5, 6 • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Crayola Washable Kids Paint, Classic Colors, 6 Count, Painting Supplies, Gift • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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