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Mrs. Adams from Casa Grande AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tardy Terminators

Help me give my students morning activity tubs that contain building blocks, magnetic tiles, STEM activity toys, interlocking discs, and containers.

  • $498 goal

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My Students

My students are curious learners who enjoy hands-on discovery and new experiences. They come from various backgrounds and have high needs.

Our students live in a semi-rural area with limited opportunities.

These students live in an area of Arizona that was especially hard hit by the housing market crash. This struggle has forced businesses to close and families to relocate.

Our students attend a Title I elementary school in our district with almost 550 students; 63% of our students receive free or reduced-cost lunch.

My Project

Students struggle to come to school on time. They often stroll in 30 to 45 minutes late. They often miss out on important instruction. My students are first graders who require every minute possible of learning. We begin our day with reading which includes learning foundational skills that they must master before moving to second grade.

Discovery buckets have been a game changer in my classroom!

Students come to school on time and ready to learn simply because of the addition of these activities. Unfortunately, our budget is limited, and we only have a few activities to rotate. This project would allow our students the opportunity to experience more choices.

These discovery buckets (a.k.a. Tardy Terminators) not only have improved attendance, but they also encourage problem solving, creativity and team work. They also strengthen fine motor skills which aids in their handwriting.

Mrs. Adams
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 24 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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mDesign Stackable Closet Plastic Storage Bin Box with Lid - Container for Organizing Child's/Kids Toys, Action Figures, Crayons, Markers, Building Blocks, Puzzles, Crafts - 5" High, 2 Pack - Clear • Amazon Business $27.99 5 $139.95
MONILON 160 Pcs Magnet Building Sticks Kids Toys, Lengthen Magnetic Construction Building Blocks Set 3D Brain Training Learning Educational DIY STEM Toys • Amazon Business $32.99 3 $98.97
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Dreambuildertoy building bricks 1040 pieces set, 1000 basic building blocks in 10 popular colors,40 bonus fun shapes includes wheels, doors, Windows, compatible to all major brands • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
98 PCS Magnetic Blocks with Wheels,Magnetic Building Set,Magnetic Tiles for Kids Toddlers • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
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

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