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Ms. Walker from Raleigh NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Problem Solving with Puzzles

Help me give my students jigsaw puzzles and puzzle accessories to build their problem-solving skills, while working together to collaborate and communicate effectively.

  • $260 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kid President posed a great question when he asked students and teachers, "What are you teaching the world?" My classroom is a place where students are free to create, imagine, and share their ideas. We believe that everyone has something to teach the world, and our classroom is a place where that discovery happens.

My classroom is filled with 20 bright, energetic, inquisitive, and bold students.

I'm lucky to have such a diverse group of learners, with all different backgrounds, learning styles, and stories. They remind me every single day why I love my job!

My Project

When I first introduced a puzzle table into the classroom, I acquired just a few puzzles to get the kids started. I had no idea what a passion it would turn into for many of the kids! What I expected to just be a fun thing for kids to do during spare time, quickly became the most engaging, thought provoking, and populated part in our room.

The conversations I hear when the kids are working together on a puzzle amaze me.

It is evident that they're having fun and problem solving, all while huddled over a table and sorting pieces.

With these puzzles, students will continue to integrate the 4Cs into everyday learning. They will collaborate as a group to find the right pieces, while communicating effectively with one another. The puzzles will require critical thinking as they find just the right spot for that one piece they can't seem to land. Creativity will be sparked the moment they see their new puzzle in front of them and as they sort the pieces by color, shapes, and locations.

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

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ravensburger Giant Stow and Go • Amazon Business $18.16 1 $18.16
Buffalo Games Splash of Color 8-in-1 Jigsaw Puzzle Multi Pack • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
IKAYAS 81Pcs Spot Markers Carpet Sit Markers Sitting Spot Hook for Classroom Circles Floor Spots Original Sit Markers (9 Colors) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Ceaco Disney Pixar 5-in-1 Multipack Puzzles Includes (2) 300 Piece, (2) 550 Piece, (1) 750 Piece Puzzle • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Ravensburger -World Landmarks Map - 300 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids – Every Piece is Unique, Pieces Fit Together Perfectly • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
White Mountain Puzzles Solar System - 300 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
White Mountain Puzzles USA Map, 300Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
MasterPieces Animal Planet 4-pack Multipack 100 Piece Puzzles • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Buffalo Games - Photography - Sweet Succulents - 300 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Buffalo Games - Follow Your Nose - 300 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Ravensburger Sort and Go Jigsaw Puzzle Accessory - Sturdy and Easy to Use Plastic Puzzle Shaped Sorting Trays for Puzzles Up to 1000 Pieces • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
The Solar System 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
SUNSOUT INC Animal Magic 100 pc Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $7.72 1 $7.72
Buffalo Games - Vivid Collection - Aimee Stewart - Coffee and Donuts - 300 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74

Materials cost

$174.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$220.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.99

Total project goal

$259.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$259.94

7 Donors

-$184.94

Donations toward project cost

-$157.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.74

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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