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Mrs. Ruger from Holmen WI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids Need Time To Be Kids!

My students need materials for open-ended exploring and building. In our fast-paced and jammed packed days, we need to remember that kids need time to be kids. They need time to be creative!

  • $179 goal

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My Students

Our first-grade classroom is made up of sixteen diverse children. They are diverse in their interests, learning styles, culture, socio-economic status, and abilities! Although we are a diverse group, in our classroom we are all on the same team! I strive to make my classroom a safe place for students to be themselves. I want my students to be excited about school each and every day! As their teacher, it's my job to create an environment which promotes learning!

In our classroom, I strive to create an environment that is safe and engaging for all learners.

I want children to feel welcome and want to come to school each day. It is my hope that they wake up each morning excited about the day and can't wait to get to school!

My Project

Our days are filled with reading, writing, and math. Children learn and grow an unbelievable amount in first grade. I have made it a priority this year to allow more time for community building through play and exploration. I also provided some opportunities for open-ended building. A chance to be creative and create unique pieces. What I found was that this type of task was very difficult for many.

I want to provide my students with a variety of materials to use to extend their thinking and creativity.

These materials will be used as a way to ease into our school day in morning bins as well as be available during choice time or indoor recess.

Kids need time to be kids and time to do what they do best-play! In our fast-paced world and high standards for students we need to remember that we are educating the whole child: socially, emotionally, and academically!

Mrs. Ruger
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 16 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Peradix Building Sticks DIY Toys Kids' Soft Bendable Sculpting Sticks Flexible Folding Bending Interlocking Colorful Straw Stem Bar Set for Motor Skill Imagination Education with Storage Bag 111 PCS • Amazon Business $26.32 2 $52.64
Creative Kids Brain Flakes – Large 1400 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Safe, Fun, Creative Building – Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic – Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
130 Pieces - Magnetic Building Sticks Building Blocks Set, Elongdi Educational Toys Magnetic Blocks Sticks Stacking Toys Set, Non-Toxic Building Toy 3D Puzzle with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Building Block Sets Mini Bricks Toy For Party Favors - 400 Pieces - 15 Colour Blocks to make Multiple Shape Objects (Vehicles, Buildings, Cartoon Figures, Animals Assemble Reference MANUAL included) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98

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