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Mrs. Edge from Spartanburg SC is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Puzzle Place

The cost of 7 floor puzzles is $158, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $158 goal

This project expired on July 27, 2007.

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Help budding young architects and engineers learn about spatial concepts with floor puzzles! I am a kindergarten teacher at a Title 1 school. Many of my students are learning English as a second language. I would like to create a puzzle center in my classroom. Kindergartners learn so much with puzzles. Did you know that a young child completing a puzzle is learning important math concepts such as fractions, geometry and symmetry? Puzzles help children develop good hand-eye coordination and working large puzzles together promotes teamwork. I am asking for an assortment of large floor puzzles for my class. These puzzles will be part of a learning center where students may choose to go work together to complete them. I'm asking for several puzzles that go along with topics we explore in kindergarten. For example, there is a sea life puzzle to correspond with that unit and a bulldozer puzzle that we will use when we talk about transportation and communities. My students really love the hands-on experience of working puzzles. I have been so excited to see these students using social skills and learning how to communicate with one another to complete projects like this. One third of my class are students learning English as a second language. Activities like working puzzles gives them a chance to interact with the subject we're learning about. Many of these students excel at math and spatial task. Having more activities like this will help these students develop confidence and feel like the stars that they are!

Mrs. Edge
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
VEGETABLES FLOOR PUZZLE • Nasco $22.45 1 $22.45
SKELETON FLOOR PUZZLE • Nasco $19.75 1 $19.75
Construction & Transportation Floor Puzzle Set (Set of 2) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.16 1 $17.16
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Shaped Floor Puzzle • Teacher's School Supply $14.99 1 $14.99
Beginning Skills Floor Puzzle • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.56 1 $8.56
UNDERWATER FLOOR PUZZLE • Nasco $8.05 1 $8.05
FOUR SEASONS FLOOR PUZZLE • Nasco $8.05 1 $8.05

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