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Mrs. Masters from Shelbyville TN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shhhh! Don't Tell Them They're Learning!

Help me give my students the materials to explore the social, emotional, physical world around them through play.

  • $333 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is comprised of 90% of students receiving free and reduced lunch and 32% English Language Learners. It is located in a small urban town in middle Tennessee. My students are curious about the world around them, enthusiastic about every thing we do, and creative. They love hands on activities, and they're always up for a challenge to solve problems. These amazing kids deserve the best resources and experiences I can possibly provide for them. I am blessed to be their teacher.

My Project

Children need to play. Not just unorganized free play, but purposeful play as well. It enhances problem solving strategies, peer communication, and abstract thinking. Our classroom needs these materials to create an environment that nurtures this meaningful growth. The items I selected will allow my students to create whatever they choose while playing and exploring with age-appropriate yet challenging toys. The magnatiles will give them the opportunity to build and understand magnets. The building blocks and marble run will allow them to engineer structures or experiment with physics. The brain flakes and other linking pieces will help my students develop their knowledge of geometry and art. My students will use these during science, math, and indoor recess.

Mrs. Masters
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set – 200 Pieces – For Ages 3+ Preschool Educational Toy (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $42.30 1 $42.30
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Building Set, 150 Pieces • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set - 100 Complete Pieces + Free Instruction App (85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Glass Marbles) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Melissa & Doug Jumbo Extra-Thick Cardboard Building Blocks - 40 Blocks in 3 Sizes • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Kinetic Sand, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 and Up (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97

Materials cost

$249.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$282.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.93

Total project goal

$332.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$332.87

6 Donors

-$294.00

Donations toward project cost

-$253.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.35

match offer

-$34.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$29.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.17

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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