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Mrs. Persell from Saint Charles MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Morning Fun!

Help me give my students morning activities like puzzles, games, and brain teasers to help them get amped for their day!

  • $316 goal

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My Students

My classroom is full of vibrant, excited learners ready for a new challenge each day! Our building is an intermediate school where all of the district's elementary schools come together for the first time in 5th grade, and we develop a strong classroom community to get to know and support one another.

Our classroom is made up of students with varying social, emotional, and academic needs.

We work to learn each day not only the curriculum but how to love each other well.

My Project

We have a 20 minute drop-off time where students are filing in from their cars and buses. Typically, this time is spent getting organized for their day, greeting their peers, and waiting for the day to officially start. These puzzles, Legos, and games will be used during this 20 minute time to get kids up and moving before we start our core curriculum time.

The goals of these materials are to help students:

- develop new friendships

- engage with peers in problem-solving

- stick with tasks that are challenging for multiple days

- wake up :)

The use of Legos and puzzle pieces will be a positive way for my students to use their energy to create something, and the puzzle mats and storage containers will make it possible for them to save their work day after day.

Thank you for reading and considering!

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

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lavievert Jigsaw Puzzle Roll Mat Puzzle Storage Puzzle Saver, Environmental Friendly Material, Store Jigsaw Puzzles Up to 1,500 Pieces • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Pressman Mancala - Real Wood Folding Set, Multicolor • Amazon Business $11.97 2 $23.94
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $22.29 1 $22.29
Katamino Pocket - Travel size • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Educational Insights Kanoodle | Brain Twisting 3-D Puzzle Game for Kids, Teens & Adults | Featuring 200 Challenges | Perfect Stocking Stuffer • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Mudpuppy Map of The United States of America Puzzle, 70 Pieces, 23”x16.5, Ideal for Kids Age 5+, Learn All 50 States by Name, Capital City, and More, Double-Sided Geography Puzzle • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Ravensburger Underwater Adventure 300 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids – Every Piece is Unique, Pieces Fit Together Perfectly • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
LEGO Creator 3in1 Deep Sea Creatures 31088 Make a Shark, Squid, Angler Fish, and Crab with this Sea Animal Toy Building Kit (230 Pieces) • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs 31058 Build It Yourself Dinosaur Set, Create a Pterodactyl, Triceratop and T Rex Toy (174 Pieces) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
MasterPieces Animal Planet 4-pack Multipack 100 Piece Puzzles • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Magic Star Cube,SHONCO 2 in 1 Combo Infinity Cube Toy Transforming Geometric Puzzle 3D Assembly Fidget Stress Anxiety Relief Magic Puzzle Cubes for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Buffalo Games - Vivid Collection - Aimee Stewart - Coffee and Donuts - 300 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
LEGO City Satellite Service Mission 60224 Building Kit, New 2019 (84 Pieces) • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
MasterPieces Explorer Kids - Solar System - Glow in the Dark - 60 Piece Kids Puzzle • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Educational Insights Kanoodle Extreme | Brain Twisting 2-D & 3-D Puzzle Game for Kids, Teens & Adults | Featuring over 300 Challenges | Perfect Stocking Stuffer • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids: 300 Difficult Riddles And Brain Teasers Families Will Love (Books for Smart Kids) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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