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Mrs. Mallory from Willow River MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindful Masterpieces

Help me give my students ways to be creative with building blocks and manipulatives all while using their hands and minds.

  • $446 goal

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My Students

I teach in a E-12 building that is in the center of a very small community. We have under 450 students school wide and a majority of them qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. My yearly budget of $200 goes towards supplies such as paper, construction paper, large poster paper, birthday crowns, and prizes. First grade is a class intended for learning, but I also want my classroom to have constructive fun time.

This is why I wish to add some materials that my students can use to be creative, constructive, and imaginative!

This project would fund different activities that my students could use to help promote their motor and inventive skills. Play is often undervalued in school! I want to make it an important and valued part of our day.

My Project

As a first grade teacher, I know that play is a valuable part of the school day. Being able to socialize, problem solve, and be creative all encompass a well rounded child. Unfortunately, I have next to zero activities for students to utilize for educational play.

The materials I have selected for my classroom will help compliment free choice time in my room.

Students will have a variety of options to help them become more mindful of STEAM activities as well as gain spatial awareness. Often times, such activities get overlooked in the busy schedule of a first grader's school day. However, with these fun new items on hand, playful learning will be encouraged and welcomed in my classroom!

Mrs. Mallory
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
{150 Piece Set} Wooden Castle Building Blocks Set FAO SCHWARZ Toy Solid Pine Wood Block Playset Kit for Kids, Toddlers, Boys, and Girls, Fantasy Medieval Knights and Princesses with Bridges and Arches • Amazon Business $44.95 2 $89.90
Learning Resources Geometric Shapes Building Set • Amazon Business $30.17 2 $60.34
Magna-Tiles 32-Piece Clear Colors Set, The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles for Kids, Creativity and Educational Building Toys for Children, STEM Approved • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set (Developmental Toy, 100 Blocks in 4 Colors and 9 Shapes, 13.5" H x 3.5" W x 9" L) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Large 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy with Wheels - Giant Pack with Special Colored Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Marble Run Sets for Kids - 142 Complete Pieces Marble Tracks Marble Maze Game STEM Building Toy Gift for 4 5 6 + Year Old Boys Girls(105 Pieces + 32 DIY Marbles Pieces + 5 Glass Marbles) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Infantino Sensory Press and Stay Sensory Blocks • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
GEMEM 155 Pcs Wooden Pattern Blocks Set Geometric Shape Puzzle Classic Educational Montessori Tangram Toys for Kids with 24 Pcs Design Cards • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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