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Mrs. Pinnell from Columbia SC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Mornings Matter: Imagine, Create, and Collaborate

My students need magnetic tiles, a K'Nex building set and more to explore, create, imagine and communicate.

  • $405 goal

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My Students

I am blessed to be working in a great charter school with awesome students and staff. My students come into the classroom each day eager to learn and have fun. I have a diverse group of students from different socio-economic backgrounds and academic levels.

What an awesome place to learn with a phenomenal group of students!

The 1st grade students in my class are on the go and moving which makes our learning exciting and energizing. Needless to say, I love what I do and watching my students get excited about learning!

My Project

In my classroom, I will be using the items to create morning tubs for my students. Morning Tubs offers a fun, playful opportunity for students to explore, create, imagine and communicate. This is a non-threatening way for students to start the day and work with others. Not only will Morning Tubs help reduce long morning routines, but it will also help students start their morning excited about the day.

I am excited to start using Morning Tubs this school year!

Morning Tubs will include many hands-on activities for literacy, math connections, exploring and creating, designing, fine motor skills, and building. Using the Reading Dice, Unifix Letter Cubes, Gamewright Rory's Story Cubes, and Bananagrams will help my students with spelling, writing, phonics and sight words. They will become better readers and writers. Many concepts and skills will be taught using these manipulatives. My mathematicians will use the Geoboards, Pentominoes, Wiz Dice, WonderFoam Dominoes, and Cuisenaire rods for math concepts, inquiry and problem solving.

Students will be using Building Flakes, Magnetic Play Tiles 3-D Tiles, K’NEX, TINKERTOY, and Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Activity to work on fine motor skills, creating and imagining. This is where STEAM will be integrated into our Morning Tubs. Let the creating begin!

Consequently, this will reinforce learning concepts and skills being taught in the classroom. Morning Tubs will encourage collaboration and problem solving. This will also reinforce learning concepts first thing in the morning.

Furthermore, using these engaging tubs first thing in the morning will give my students a jump start on engaging their minds. I am very excited to begin this new concept in my classroom.

Mrs. Pinnell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Connectics New And Improved Magnetic Play Tiles 3-D Tiles 100 Piece Set With Durable Carrying Case Educational, Inspirational, Recreational • Amazon Business $49.97 1 $49.97
K’NEX 70 Model Building Set – 705 Pieces – Ages 7+ Engineering Education Toy • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
TINKERTOY ‒ 100 Piece Essentials Value Set ‒ Ages 3+ Preschool Education Toy • Amazon Business $26.60 1 $26.60
WonderFoam Dominoes 168 Pieces (AC4468) • Amazon Business $21.70 1 $21.70
Wiz Dice Random Polyhedral Dice in Multiple Colors (100 + Pack) Bundle with Wiz Dice Pouch • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Connecting Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set • Amazon Business $19.19 1 $19.19
Learning Resources Rainbow Premier Pentominoes • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Learning Resources 5-Inch Double-Sided Assorted Geoboard, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $14.10 1 $14.10
Bananagrams My First Multi-Award Winning Kid's Spelling Game • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Activity Set: 5 Wooden Panels and 5 Matching Laces - Pets • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Reading Dice, Word Family Dice, Phonics Game • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Reading Dice, Word Family Dice, Phonics Game • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Didax Educational Resources CVC Unifix Letter Cubes (Set of 90) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Gamewright Rory's Story Cubes - Voyages • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Standard 16mm White Dice with Black Pips Dots for Board Games, Activity, Casino Theme, Party Favors, Toy Gifts (100 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Building Flakes 500 Set - Building Toys For Kids STEM Educational Construction Fun Toys - Building Blocks For Kids 3+ - Best Toy Blocks Gift For Boys and Girls - Great Educational Toys Building Sets • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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