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Mrs. Steimel from Marion IA is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Puzzling The Mind

My students need puzzles, robotics kits, rubics cubes, and brain teaser books.

  • $222 goal

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My Students

My students crave enrichment. They crave the "extra". They crave knowledge. The goal for my class is to satisfy this craving by providing hands-on learning experiences through problem-based learning opportunities. We don't just learn, we do!

Students in my classroom benefit greatly from both enrichment and acceleration.

They thrive in situations where they are working with their hands and discovering with minimal guidance. Our school district is a rapidly growing suburb in Eastern Iowa. We are growing so fast that we are almost out of room.

My Project

Students in my classroom benefit from challenging themselves to think outside the box. Rubics cubes, brain teasers, brain challenge books, and robotics kits will give students the opportunity to challenge their interests outside of the curriculum that is taught in class daily.

Many of my students are drawn toward activities that allow them to physically manipulate their ideas.

The activities listed above allow them to do so while thinking critically to solve challenges.

In a world where STEM fields are essential, any opportunity to think differently and critically is welcome to create a culture of people that welcome a challenge.

Mrs. Steimel
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Robotic Kit For Kids – Ingenious Machines Remote Control Building Kits For Kids – TG633 Awesome Fun Build Your Own Robot Toy by ThinkGizmos (All batteries included) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
JoyTown Speed Cube Set of 4 Bundle Pack, 2x2 3x3 4x4 5x5 Puzzle Cube, Speedcubing with Bonus Four Stands and Screwdirver Black • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Loobani Assorted Brain Teasers Metal Wire IQ Puzzles with Plastic Box Package Great Educational Intelligence Toys for Adult Children and Student Expanding Mind 1 Set 30Pcs • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Brain Busting, Mind Twisting, IQ Crushing Puzzles • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young. • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
Educational Insights Kanoodle • Amazon Business $10.09 1 $10.09
SmartGames IQ Puzzler Pro • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

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