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Mr. Andy from Flushing NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Run, Marble, Run!

My students need different marble run sets to promote learning about gravity, angles, construction, problem solving, fine motor skills, eye tracking, speed and more.

  • $556 goal

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My Students

Keeping a group of children's attention is hard. I've noticed this year, one of the activities that keep them focused and on their toes is our marble run maze. My kids love building and experimenting various structures of the marble run as it keeps them engaged and promotes thinking.

Welcome to Pre-K!

Come on in! We ask that you be respectful to those around you as well as the materials you play with. Language isn't an issue here, we're confident you'll pick it up quickly. We learn through play and exploration so you're required to bring your curiosity and imagination. Have fun! Our kids are young, ambitious, and curious, but there's darkness lurking about that's much too serious. Pre-K is a time to explore and play, to imagine and create until the end of the day. But the trouble that's looming seems to be blooming. Academic rigor! Academic rigor! They're telling us to grow up much, much quicker. They want to prepare us to be college ready. We want to go to college, but at a pace that's steady. Our parents can't help us out of the troubles that's lurking; it's not their fault! They're too busy working! It's up to you to help us keep our childhood we're about to lose, you wonderful people, the people of DonorsChoose!

My Project

Architects, engineers, designers, and other professions that require a person to think on their feet and create, all start somewhere. Their interest begin at some point in their life. Perhaps their interest developed when they were young as they built forts and castles. They created, found a fault, deconstructed, and rebuilt. My students are very fond of our marble run. They will strongly benefit from different of marble run sets. Each set I've requested is a new and unexplored adventure for my students to embark on. The replay value on marble runs are endless, but with so many students who show great interest in these fun building structures, it's hard for all of them to enjoy at once. Not only will these marble run allow students to think in a new way, it will also help them learn about gravity, angles, construction, problem solving, speed as well as help them develop their fine motor skills and eye tracking.

Our child centered interest based learning has called for various types of marble run.

It's a center that fills up instantly when it is open. Our students will enjoy creating and recreating fantastic marble runs builds as it will allow them to problem solve on their own as they work together to build a structure that will get the marble from the top to the bottom end. Expectations are being pushed to the lower grades. Your help will help keep play in pre-k.

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Mr. Andy
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hape - Quadrilla - Cyclone - Marble Railway in Wood • Amazon $119.72 1 $119.72
Hape - Quadrilla - Vertigo - Marble Railway in Wood • Amazon $109.67 1 $109.67
Hape - Quadrilla - Round About - Marble Railway in Wood • Amazon $55.51 1 $55.51
Q-BA-MAZEtm 2.0: Big Box Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Transparent Marble Run • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.56 1 $30.56
Marble Run • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.86 1 $28.86
POOF-Slinky - Ideal Amaze 'N' Marbles Classic Wood Construction Set with Sealed Storage Box, 60-Pieces, 4600MBL • Amazon $24.99 1 $24.99
POOF-Slinky - Ideal Amaze 'N' Marbles Classic Wood Construction Set, 45-Pieces, 4745BL • Amazon $18.99 1 $18.99

Materials cost

$422.26

Vendor shipping charges

$14.01

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$472.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.40

Total project goal

$556.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$556.00

12 Donors

-$536.37

Donations toward project cost

-$470.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.89

match offer

-$2.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$2.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.14

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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