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  • $179 goal

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Mrs. Giglio
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Screens Off Hands-On

Help me give my students hands on, brain building toys and activities to build their creativity, and thinking skills, through project based tools.

My Students

I teach in a highly diverse and transient school. This year all of my students receive free breakfast and lunch. I have students with many different backgrounds, single parent homes, students in foster care, and students who have moved several times in their short lives. I have been working at my building for 18 years and love to watch my students grow through the years. Because school is often what they consider their safe space, I try my best to make the classroom a home for them.

My Project

Students will be given the opportunity to do some project based learning with these building materials. They will be guided to create various structures, they will learn about how buildings are affected by various material, structure, and weather and even land changes.

Technology is a useful tool but it is so important at times to turn the screens off and get hands-on!

This project will help students create, build and think using hands-on brain building resources and allow students to learn through doing!

They will also be allowed to explore independently and learn through self directed, independent study and design.

Open ended play is also something that I feel is not only important but necessary for young students and these items will be popular resources during the cold months of our daily indoor recess.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 Build Your Own Creative Toys, Kids Building Kit (790 Pieces) • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Marble Run Set, Glonova 149 Pcs Marble Super Set for Kids 4+, (107 Translucent Marbulous Pieces+ 4 Light up Marbles+ 6 Glass Marbles+32 Pcs DIY Marbles) • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 800 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by J.W. Couch Foundation and 5 other donors.

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