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Ms. Tomlinson from Pensacola FL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Putting the Pieces Together

My students need science and social studies jigsaw puzzles, and an assortment of classic board games.

  • $169 goal

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My Students

Creativity, Collaboration, Critical thinking, and Communication: These "4 C's" are in place every day in our classroom. Pencil and paper activities have their place, but student engagement is really sparked by hands-on activities in which the students are active learners.

My students live in low socioeconomic neighborhoods and most do not have necessary school supplies.

What the children do have is the ability to learn and achieve. I continually seek out and try to secure materials to inspire our students desire to learn and boost their academic success.

My Project

Working with jigsaw puzzles supports student engagement as well as cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development. Cognitively, students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills as they work to complete a puzzle. Placing the puzzle pieces requires physical fine motor skills, which leads to improved handwriting and keyboarding performance. Social and emotional development is supported as students practice cooperation, patience, and perseverance to complete a puzzle. Board games promote social skills as students work together and practice sportsmanship. Additionally, board games support logic and spatial reasoning and critical thinking skills. As students are working on puzzles and playing board games, they are practicing important academic and social skills in a fun yet structured way.

21st Century students are quite tech-savvy, but they are also highly responsive to low-tech learning activities.

Puzzles and games offer a much needed break from technology and electronics. Jigsaw puzzles and board games engage multiple learning modalities, and all students are able to benefit from their use. When students are engaged in high-interest activities, academic achievement naturally increases. Your generous support of this project is greatly appreciated.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FG280X - Classic Games for Beginners • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FK227 - U.S.A. Map Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK276 - Dinosaurs Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK212 - Solar System Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FK223 - Ocean Animals Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
TR798 - Don’t Let the Bugs Fall! Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

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