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Mrs. Lieu from Cleveland OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Power of Play: Morning Tub Mania

Help me give my students tinker toys and other manipulatives to allow them to have a soft start, ease them into the school day and build critical thinking skills.

  • $528 goal

This project expired on January 8, 2020.

This project expired on January 8, 2020.

My Students

I teach in an inner city school with the majority of my students in poverty. My students face so many challenges in and out of school on a daily basis and I try to make our classroom a sanctuary for them to escape all of those challenges and struggles by fostering a love and creating an outlet for my students to get away from it all.

My students are caring, creative and energetic.

They have a variety of interests and learning styles. Most of them learn best through hands-on discoveries. I am hoping that this project will help them build skills that they can use in the future.

My Project

Morning tubs will offer a play-based approach to the start of our day. This "soft start" will allow my students to get excited about learning as well as come to school on time to get in on all of the fun. These materials will be used to create morning choice tubs that students will work on when they arrive at school in the morning.

Students will learn to work collaboratively and creatively using choice materials.

My students will learn and practice how to work with a group, problem solve, draw, build, and plan. Morning tubs are an excellent way for students to refine these skills and set them up for success for the rest of the day.

Mrs. Lieu
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Coogam Wooden Tetris Puzzle Brain Teasers Toy Tangram Jigsaw Intelligence Colorful 3D Russian Blocks Game STEM Montessori Educational Gift for Baby Kids (40 Pcs) • Amazon Business $7.99 7 $55.93
HAPISIMI Interlocking Building Blocks Kids STEM Educational Toys - 250 Piece Mega Set of Plastic Interlocking Discs for Preschool, Toddler and School Boys and Girls - Creative & Development Toy • Amazon Business $26.95 2 $53.90
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
Learning Resources LER0287 Doublesix Dominoes in Bucket • Amazon Business $22.32 2 $44.64
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $41.73 1 $41.73
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 1 $32.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Multi-Color, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, Multicolor (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
WikkiStix WIK804 • Amazon Business $4.92 4 $19.68
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $19.09 1 $19.09
Veatree 145 Pieces Magnetic Building Sticks Building Blocks Set, Magnet Educational Toys Magnetic Blocks Sticks Stacking Toys Set for Kids and Adult, Construction Toys 3D Puzzle with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $18.50 1 $18.50
Learning Resources Link 'N' Learn Links, Bucket of 500 Assorted Color Links, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
bodolo 750 Piece Creative Kids Flakes Snowflakes Building Blocks Set Interlocking Plastic Disc Set Kids Boys Girls Educational Construction STEM Toys • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Connect 4 Strategy Board Game for Ages 6 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Point Games Checkers Game with Super Durable Board - Indoor/Outdoor Fun Board Game for All Ages • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49

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