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Ms. Sampaia from Hilo HI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Magna Tiles to Build Happy Esteem

Help me give my students Magna Tiles so they can practice and learn positive social skills through play.

  • $198 goal

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My Students

My students live in a diverse Hawaii community. I currently teach kindergarten and will move to second grade in a public, Title I school. Some of my students come from struggling family backgrounds and school is a safe positive place for them. As a teacher in this community, it's a challenge to meet the diverse needs of each learner but always humbling to see the growth in every child.

I would really like for my students to be able to work with art, toys, and manipulatives in language arts, math, and science so that they can be engaged in their developmental level, problem solve, visualize, move, and build their academic knowledge as well as social and peer interaction and communication skills in a positive way.

My Project

I teach in a location where it could rain a lot and the school does not have an indoor building, like a court, for the children to play in. When it rains or the grass is wet, we all need to stay indoors for recess. I'd like to provide my students with more choices to play with during recess or even as an incentive for fun Fridays.

Magna Tiles are perfect because it connects the children to engineering/science and most importantly-social play.

I still truly believe that children need some time and freedom to play for positive social development and problem solving, critical skills for their future as contributing members in our communities.

Ms. Sampaia
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 20 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99

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