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Ms. Dabel from Madison WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Them Play!

Help me give my students materials to spark imagination, joy, play and learning! My students need fidgets, art supplies, toys and puzzles for free choice!

  • $621 goal

This project expired on March 9, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a very creative, energetic, diverse group of learners! My students speak a variety of languages including Arabic and Spanish. Some have lived in our school neighborhood their entire lives and others are brand new to the country and just beginning to learn English.

They all know how to floss, can teach you any of the dances from Fortnite and love to make slime!

They are interested in soccer, Elephant and Piggie, Graphic Novels and Minecraft. They love to learn and are eager to get their hands on the next best book!

My Project

With so much pressure placed on students at an early age with standardized tests and grades, we forget to focus on the social/emotional aspect of learning. My students need materials to use during free choice time, to learn how to interact with one another in an organic way, free from technology and other devices.

They also need fidgets to help them focus during lessons.

I have requested a bunch of "fidgets" for my wiggly learners who struggle to sit still in a more traditional learning environment.

Finally, we need to replace some broken and outdated classroom materials including an upgrade to our listening center with a new (working) cd player and new cases to protect our books on cd.

Ms. Dabel
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 Build Your Own Creative Toys, Kids Building Kit (790 Pieces) • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Axess PB2710 Portable Stereo CD/CDR/CDRW  Player with AM/FM Stereo Radio, LED Display and Headphone Jack, AC power and DC battery (batteries are not included) • Amazon Business $27.13 1 $27.13
LEGO Classic Creative Supplement 10693 • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
Fiskars 95037197J Pointed-tip Kids Scissors 5 Inch, 12 Class Pack • Amazon Business $20.78 1 $20.78
Maxell 190073 Disc Cases (Shells) 20Pk Color 5Mm • Amazon Business $10.04 2 $20.08
Classic Baseplates | 100% Compatible with All Major Building Brick Brands | Stackable Bases | 12 Tight Fit Base Plates in Rainbow Colors 6" x 6" • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
White Bird: A Wonder Story • Amazon Business $16.59 1 $16.59
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch and Squeeze Stress Balls 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal for Stress and Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders and More • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Fiskars 174240-1001 Large Circle Squeeze Punch, 1.5 Inch, White • Amazon Business $14.80 1 $14.80
Fiskars Large Squeeze Punch, My Funny Valentine • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
If You Give a Pig the White House: A Parody for Adults • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
Buffalo Games - Darrell Bush - Crescent Moon Bay - 300 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
MR. SIGA Dustpan and Brush Set, Pack of 2 Set, Blue & Grey • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Bits and Pieces - Portable Jigsaw Roll Up Mat-Store Puzzles on Unique Puzzle Roll Felt Mat System - Fits Puzzles up to 3000 Pieces • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Fiskars Large Heart Squeeze Punch • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
Because • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Woodstock Chimes - The ORIGINAL Guaranteed Musically Tuned Chime, Zenergy - Solo, Silver • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
The Bravest Man in the World • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
Buffalo Games - Art of Play - Frosty Treats - 300 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Buffalo Games - Photography - Rainbow Fields - 300 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Buffalo Games - Photography - Sweet Succulents - 300 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Buffalo Games - Follow Your Nose - 300 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
Fiskars Medium Squeeze Punch, Star • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
Buffalo Games - Vivid Collection - Tiny Bubbles - 300 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
Buffalo Games - Vivid Collection - Cinque Terre - 300 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) (An Elephant and Piggie Book (10)) • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids and Adults (Pack of 10) Marble Fidget Toy Immediately Relieves Stress and Increase Focus- Sensory Toys for Autistic Children OCD ADHD-Classroom Fidgets for School • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Today I Will Fly! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Caydo 300 Pieces 1 Inch Assorted Pompoms Multicolor Arts and Crafts Pom Poms Balls for Hobby Supplies and Creative Craft DIY Material • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Guts • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
I Will Take A Nap! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) (An Elephant and Piggie Book (23)) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$483.62

Vendor shipping charges

$6.67

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$527.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.10

Total project goal

$620.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$620.64

8 Donors

-$592.26

Donations toward project cost

-$516.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.34

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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