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Mrs. Luoma from Roanoke VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Pieces All Fit in PLATO!

Help me give my students various puzzles that will appeal to their problem solving skills.

  • $231 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the pleasure of spending my days with a classroom full of amazing, gifted and talented students from all different cultural backgrounds. They love to learn, collaborate and have fun while doing it!

All of my students receive free or reduced lunch and are bussed in order to participate in the self-contained PLATO gifted program at my school.

I work in an amazing and supportive place...we have loving, talented teachers and an incredible administration and support staff. Each day I spend with my students is a treasure!

My Project

In my classroom full of gifted learners, I am always looking for new (and different!) ideas to not only challenge my students, but to continue to build a strong classroom community. I feel that allowing students daily access to a puzzle center will provide many learning opportunities.

Puzzles are brain food!

Puzzles sharpen student's creative thinking and are a wonderful tool to help build problem-solving skills. A center full of puzzles that support our Social Studies curriculum will not only reinforce the academic skills we are learning, but help build student's grit, stamina and ability to work alongside their peers collaboratively.

Mrs. Luoma
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
4D Cityscape Inc 4D National Geographic Ancient Egypt Puzzle Puzzle • Amazon Business $17.39 2 $34.78
4D Cityscape Inc 4D National Geographic Ancient China Puzzle Puzzle • Amazon Business $21.83 1 $21.83
4D Cityscape Inc 4D National Geographic Greece Puzzle Puzzle • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
4D Cityscape Inc 4D National Geographic Ancient Rome Puzzle Puzzle • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Ravensburger Disney Pixar - The Artist's Desk Puzzle 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults – Every Piece is Unique, Softclick Technology Means Pieces Fit Together Perfectly • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Ravensburger Adventures in The Jungle-1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Ravensburger -Solar System - 300 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids – Every Piece is Unique, Pieces Fit Together Perfectly • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Ravensburger Tropical Waters 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults – Every Piece is Unique, Softclick Technology Means Pieces Fit Together Perfectly • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19

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