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Mrs. Melvin from Fayetteville NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindful Morning Bins

Help me give my students morning bin items like Picasso Tiles, Legos, and more to help start them on the right foot

  • $455 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I believe that students must be genuinely engaged in their learning if it is going to be meaningful and long-lasting. This engagement can come in various forms, but one consistent way to make learning exciting is to integrate hands-on lessons.

Our students have school pride that is contagious.

Approximately 547 children attend my school and identify mostly as Multiracial, Black, non-Hispanic, and Asian. 100% of the students here receive free breakfast and lunch. We are also a Title I school with at least 75% of our school's students coming from low-income families. Our school is part of a huge military community. We have a well-maintained school with a loving, caring administrator, as well as teachers and support staff who do everything within their power to see that the needs of the students are met. We put students first. My students work very hard and are excited about learning. Everyone is valued, and we do all we can to provide what each child needs.

My Project

It is often said that the way you begin your day will be the way that it ends. I am excited to give my students the opportunity to begin their day on the right foot. By having multiple items for my students to choose from in the morning after spinning the magnetic wheel, they are likely to find something new and interesting to spark their creativity. I imagine looking around my classroom and seeing groups of students playing games such as Kanoodle, and Boom Blastix. Other groups may be building with LEGOs, Brain Blox, or Picasso Magnet Tiles. Some other students may be choosing to let their creative juices flow with paper and pencil. All items will be held and easily accessible in Sterilite bins for students to grab and find a spot within the classroom.

Mrs. Melvin
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Educational Insights Jumbo Magnetic Spinner • Amazon Business $44.17 1 $44.17
Brain Blox Wooden Building Blocks for Kids - Building Planks Set, STEM Toys for Boys and Girls (200 Pieces) • Amazon Business $42.95 1 $42.95
LEGO Education Large Building Plates • Amazon Business $37.37 1 $37.37
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game, Classic Games, Exciting Balancing Game, Develops Hand-Eye Coordination, 12.5" H x 2.8" W x 2.8" L • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Creative Kids Flakes - 600 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Fun, Creative Building - Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb / 176 GSM,"Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $13.77 1 $13.77
Educational Insights Kanoodle Extreme • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Educational Insights Kanoodle - Brain Twisting Solitaire Game • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Educational Insights Kanoodle Genius • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Games Boom Blast Stix • Amazon Business $6.45 1 $6.45

Materials cost

$326.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$386.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.20

Total project goal

$454.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$454.68

1 Donor

-$386.48

Donations toward project cost

-$386.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$68.20

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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