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Mrs. Graybill from Thurmont MD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Morning Choice Fun for Thirds!

My students need STEM materials, like magnetic building blocks, marble runs, and LEGO bricks to foster their creativity and critical thinking skills.

  • $356 goal

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My Students

I teach a close-knit group and kind group of third graders! Each day, my students walk into our classroom full of life and ready to learn. They are truly what inspires me to be the best teacher that I can be! They are energetic, have a love of learning, and love to be creative! My students are always eager to challenge themselves and to learn new things!

When my students enter our classroom, they know they are loved and that they are safe.

Our classroom is a place where my students can be confident in their abilities and potential. My students know that it is okay to take risks and make mistakes because mistakes are how we learn! Our motto is: Learn, Excel, Succeed, Challenge Yourself!

My Project

Did you know that 65 percent of children entering elementary school today will end up working jobs that don’t even exist yet?

We need to prepare students for the future by fostering opportunities for them to think critically, solve problems, and work collaboratively.

The materials requested in this project will help to foster these skills in my students, preparing them for their futures!

The requested materials will be used for our "Morning Choice" time when my students arrive in the morning. Instead of completing a paper-pencil assignment, students will be able to select a material and get to work! My students will use the magnetic building blocks, LEGO blocks, marble runs, brain flakes, and straw constructors to work either independently or collaboratively with their peers. Using these materials, my students will be able to create, problem-solve, discuss their ideas, and think critically.

The magnetic building blocks, LEGO blocks, marble runs, brain flakes, and straw constructors will transform the morning routine in our classroom. Our "Morning Choice" time will be a time where students are talking together and sharing their ideas- a time that they look forward to. Not only will my students be gaining important skills, like problem-solving and critical thinking, they will also be starting their school day in a fun and positive way!

Mrs. Graybill
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GLOUE 254 PCS Magnetic Building Blocks Magnets Toys, 200-Piece Magnetic Stacking Tiles & 54 Letter Card w/stickers - Deluxe Building Set for Boys & Girls (254) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set - 100 Complete Pieces + Free Instruction App (85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Glass Marbles) • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
GLOUE Magnetic Blocks, Building Blocks,Magnetic Toy contain Square, Triangle, Large Triangle Magnets Toys for Girls & Boys - Deluxe Set (64pcs) (All Building Blocks) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Think Fun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award Winner • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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