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Ms. McGettigan from Philadelphia PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Magnetic Exploration in Kindergarten

Help me give my students more magnetic art activities to challenge their imaginations.

  • $418 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is a bright and active group of five and six-year-old children. They love to create and tell stories. They love to read and be read to. They are quickly learning to work together, which is a vital skill in our world. My children work in small groups and independently throughout the day.

We grow in all areas by practicing and playing together.

Writing throughout the day in science, social studies, math, and even in art helps us in so many ways. We get noisy, but we learn so much together. We need supplies to grow as readers, writers, and illustrators. We need to show the colors of our ideas. There is so much to learn.

My Project

Kindergarten students struggle with fine motor control. We need magnetic pieces to allow us a little flexibility in our gentle handling of materials. We bump into our own work and that of those around us. When we get to work with magnets, we yell at each other a lot less.

We are learning about everything in this amazing world.

With these magnetic building materials, we will be able to see the geometric shapes that are all around us. We will get to make animals from pattern blocks, then move into three dimensions as we grow. These magnetic builders will stretch our imaginations and scientific knowledge together.

Ms. McGettigan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE329 - Magnetic Pattern Block Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 4 $199.96
RA469 - 3-D Magnetic Builders - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.99 1 $119.99

Materials cost

$319.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$354.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.60

Total project goal

$417.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$417.35

12 Donors

-$295.00

Donations toward project cost

-$258.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.60

match offer

-$113.37

Match offer toward project cost

-$96.36

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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