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Ms. Swatosh from Minneapolis MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Project Playtime: Building Tolerance Through Collaborative Play

My students need Magnatiles and Tegu blocks for collaborative play before school and during indoor recess.

  • $310 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My learners are a diverse group of students curious about the world around them. We are an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program public school where 71% of students qualify for free and reduced cost lunch. Students lead the learning with inquiry based units. They learn through the lens of the Learner Profiles of: principled, thinker, balanced, open minded, communicator, knowledgeable, reflective, inquirer, risk-taker, and caring.

Energetic, curious, and caring!

My students learn in a collaborative model creating a culture and climate of empathy and fun. Most of their day is spent in groups sharing ideas and knowledge supporting each learner. Nothing makes me happier than to step back and watch students be the agents of their own learning.

My Project

For this project, I'm looking to get engaging learning materials (Magnatiles and Tegu magnetic blocks) that students can use to grow together through play and learning. Students will be able to use these materials before school, during choice time, during indoor recess, and occasionally at the end of the day.

My students come into my classroom from a wide range of home lives, so it's so critical that they have the opportunity to come together and find commonalities.

By allowing students time to get to know each other through play, I am encouraging them to become more empathetic, tolerant individuals.

Ms. Swatosh
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
42 Piece Tegu Magnetic Wooden Block Set, Tints • Amazon Business $109.99 1 $109.99

Materials cost

$229.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$263.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.49

Total project goal

$309.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$309.92

2 Donors

-$306.39

Donations toward project cost

-$263.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.96

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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