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Mrs. Thomas from Windber PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Puzzles = Engagement

My students need headsets and puzzles to keep them engaged during instruction! My middle school students are a product of the 21st century. They are multi-taskers who need to be engaged at all times!

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My Students

We are a small rural middle school. Our community takes pride in our students and our school. Our middle school houses approximately three hundred students. Many of these students are from low income families. These students rely on our school to provide them with many resources including food, support, and an education.

My students love to be creative!

They are extremely involved in anything that is hands-on and manipulative. We like to actively engage our students on a daily basis. Cooperative learning is the key to success for the future of our students. I believe we need to foster the creative side of our students while working on team collaboration!

My Project

These materials will improve my students focus and attention during class! The headsets will be used on days when we use our Chromebooks. The students always ask if they can listen to music during the online time. The only students that can access music are students that have their own headphones. The headphones I am requesting will be available to all of my students.

Middle school students also need to multi-task.

I am requesting the stress balls, so my students can use them during math class. They will be available to each class to grab at the beginning to use during math class. I believe the students will be more engaged if they can sit during class and use the stress ball to manipulate during instruction.

The Rubics cubes will be used during my intervention period. Many days my students have nothing to do. I will provide the Rubics cubes to these students to engage them during the intervention period if they do not have any school work. I would love to get these materials to engage my middle school students during the school year!

Mrs. Thomas
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Logitech Stereo Headset H111 • Amazon Business $6.99 30 $209.70
Dreampark Speed Cube Bundle [4 Pack] 2x2 3x3 Megaminx Mirror Magic Cube Puzzle Collection - Christmas Gift Toys for Kids and Adults (Black) • Amazon Business $19.99 8 $159.92
Hand Grip Strengthening Stress Relief Squeeze Balls / Squishy Ball Bundle - 7 pcs Hand Exercise & Therapy Set - Great For Kids, Adults & Elders - Physical Rehabilitation & Grip Strengthener • Amazon Business $14.99 6 $89.94

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