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Ms. Kuhlman from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Puzzling Problem

The cost of a variety of puzzles from Nasco and Teacher's School Supply is $231, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $243 goal

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As a kindergarten teacher, I know all too well the necessity to disguise learning as fun. Yes, we teachers are a tricky bunch! Let's face it, we all enjoy activities that are fun and engaging. When was the last time you did something because it was fun? For a child, maniuplating puzzles is not only fun, but it is an essential component to active brain development. As students work to complete their puzzles, they are encouraging their own brains to think through processes such as matching, shape recognition and problem solving skills. I believe the famous phrase "if at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again" must have derived from a child biting his tongue as he tries to reposition that last puzzle piece into it's proper place. "There!" he exclaims with a triumphant face. " I did it!" "Yes," the teacher exclaims, "you did!" Attaining a set of sturdy wooden puzzles with a storage rack or even some floor puzzles for our classroom would be fantastic. You can donate realizing that you had a hand in the development of tomorrow's future today.

Ms. Kuhlman
Grades PreK-2
  • Gladstone Fine Arts School
  • Chicago, IL
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EARLY LEARNING PUZZLE ST/6 • Nasco $59.35 1 $59.35
Wooden Puzzle Storage Case, Natural • Teacher's School Supply $29.99 1 $29.99
Fuzzy Wooden Puzzle, Farm • Teacher's School Supply $11.99 1 $11.99
Fuzzy Wooden Puzzle, Jungle • Teacher's School Supply $11.99 1 $11.99
Fuzzy Wooden Puzzle, Pets • Teacher's School Supply $11.99 1 $11.99
NUMBER FLOOR PUZZLE • Nasco $8.05 1 $8.05
ABC FLOOR PUZZLE • Nasco $7.65 1 $7.65
COLORS PHOTO PUZZLES • Nasco $7.15 1 $7.15
ALPHABET PUZZLES • Nasco $6.52 1 $6.52
OPPOSITE PUZZLES • Nasco $6.52 1 $6.52

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