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Ms. Butler from San Francisco CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Them Play!

My students need Magna Tiles to play with! Help me expand access to tools for building and imagining.

  • $377 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I began teaching at a progressive public school in San Francisco this fall. The students at our school are passionate, caring, creative and diverse. Our students are representative of the diversity our city by the bay has to offer, with a large range of socio-economic backgrounds.

They are curious explorers, engaged mathematicians, and critical problem solvers.

Their newfound reading and writing abilities enable them to engage with the world in new and exciting ways. The tools they have around them will enable them to interact with each other and the world.

My Project

My second-grade students have a "choice time" three times a week where they are able to choose from a limited amount of options (blocks, recycled art center, drawing, puzzles, marble run). I see this as a critical time of day for these seven and eight-year-olds who still need practice managing social interactions, increased time to direct their own activities, and chances to learn about materials and their properties.

I believe in the power of play!

Blocks are an especially important part of play as they teach children how to manipulate objects and create solid structures. Even more importantly, they are open-ended which ensures imaginative play.

Magna Tiles are incredibly popular and very fun to play with! They have magnets on the sides and allow you to build structures you cannot build with blocks alone. I have ordered a classic pack, a clear set that looks like ice, and pieces that enable you to build a Magna Tiles car. In addition, I have ordered a set of people and a set of pets, so the students have some characters to inhabit their new creations. Thank you for helping these students engage in powerful play!

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

This project will reach 20 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles(r) 100-Piece Clear Colors Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $107.91 1 $107.91
Magna-Tiles(r) 48-Piece Clear Colors Deluxe Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $63.71 1 $63.71
Magna-Tiles(r) 32-Piece ICE Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $43.31 1 $43.31
Hape African American Wooden Doll House Family • Amazon Business $19.78 1 $19.78
Hape Family Pets Wooden Doll House Animals • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
Magna-Tiles(r) Car Expansion Set (Set of 2) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.74 1 $12.74

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