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Mr. S. from Chicago IL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Puzzling Puzzels

The cost of educational games are $532, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $532 goal

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My kindergarten classroom is in need of some high-quality, educational puzzles. Puzzles are a basic teaching tool for young children. They "promote creative thinking and exercise problem solving skills. When you are playing a manipulative, hand-held puzzle, you're doing your solving using hand-mind coordination, which is about as good as it gets for exercising your gray matter." (from http://www.puzzles.com/PuzzlesInEducation/PuzzlesInEducation.htm) I am a kindergarten teacher at a school in an urban setting (Chicago). The neighborhood is in a transitional state. Urban redevelopment is occurring all around the children's homes, which is the Cabrini-Green high rise of Chicago Public Housing. My students come from homes with little to no stability. They need the stability of school. When school is fun and full of fun experiences they come and they learn. Puzzles are one of the most loved of all choice-time activities. My students enjoyed and benefited from the five my room had last year. This year I would love to have a set of puzzles that relates to more of the themes we will cover throughout the year. With the puzzles, my students will have engaging, hands-on, self-exploration in learning about things from basic concepts to scientific facts. What could be better for our futures?

Mr. S.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Holidays Puzzle Set, Set of 10 • Teacher's School Supply $79.99 1 $79.99
Favorite Vehicles Puzzle Set, Set of 10 puzzles • Teacher's School Supply $79.99 1 $79.99
STARTER PUZZLE SET/7 • Nasco $49.05 1 $49.05
Weather Puzzle Set • Delta Education $32.95 1 $32.95
PUZZLE STORAGE CASE • Nasco $26.05 2 $52.10
DINOSAUR PUZZLES ST4 • Nasco $23.35 1 $23.35
Changing Seasons Puzzle • Delta Education $14.95 1 $14.95
A-Z PUZZLE UPPER/LOWERC ST • Nasco $12.15 1 $12.15
HYGENE PUZZLE/ST OF 4 • Nasco $11.25 1 $11.25
NUMBER TRAIN FLOOR PUZZLE • Nasco $7.65 1 $7.65
ABC FLOOR PUZZLE • Nasco $7.65 1 $7.65

Materials cost

$371.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$435.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.63

Total project goal

$531.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$531.26

3 Donors

-$502.89

Donations toward project cost

-$436.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.64

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.12

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$0.00

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