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Mrs. Sachtjen from Burke SD is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Magnetic New Year!

My students need Magformers and Geomag magnetic panels.

  • $389 goal

This project expired on April 29, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Tricking our students to learn through fun activities!! It is sometimes difficult to get extra resources to help teach the STEM concepts. These manipulatives will help my 4th graders with their logical reasoning and inventive skills through simple construction and artistic creativity!

I teach in a rural low-income school in a community of 600.

We have a lot of community support, but there are still things needed in our school that are not in the budget. We live in an area where at times, the students don't get outside for recess because of the weather. Magformers would provide a great activity for those days, also.

My Project

Magformers and Geomag panels are hands-on manipulatives that would be used in my classroom to teach geometric concepts using STEM ideas and enhance their artistic creative juices. The students would be able to explore the properties of cubes, parallel sides and planes, and improve their logical reasoning. Using Magformers for simple, or even complex, construction, is a tricky way of teaching students while at play!

My hope is to let my students' creative juices loose and see some cooperative learning as they explore the endless possibilities of Magformers.

I want to make the geometry unit of our Common Core standards be filled with excitement. We also share our classroom activities with the community once a month. This will be a great way of showing our public some things that we are learning in geometry. I would also like to whet the students' appetite for exploration in STEM activities.

Mrs. Sachtjen
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 14 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magformers Advanced Elementary Set • Nasco $179.95 1 $179.95
180Pc. Geomag Panel Set • Nasco $76.46 1 $76.46

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