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Mrs. Ortiz from Lowell MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tinkering Kinders

Help me give my students building materials, including a Kid K'nex Building set, a Flexiblocks building set and a Tumble Tree Building set, that will allow them to develop important skills as they explore and play.

  • $194 goal

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My Students

My students are your typical 5 and 6 year olds who are curious and eager to participate in activities. They enjoy activities that include games, manipulatives and opportunities to talk and play. Supplying them with materials during centers that foster their interest allows them to engage and explore with their peers.

My students are energetic, curious, love talking and playing.

The activities they engage in during center time help them build relationships, learn social skills like taking turns; learn self regulation skills, and allows them to enjoy learning through play.

My Project

In this project, I intend for my students to engage in STEM activities that allows them to explore and discover. I chose a variety of high-quality building and tinkering materials that include a Kid K'nex Building set, Flexiblocks building set and a Tumble Tree Building set.

Allowing children to build aides in the development of problem solving, critical thinking and social skills.

Through building and tinkering, I can allow students to use their imagination, explore different ways to improve on structures and apply content knowledge learned in STEM activities.

As students play, they will have opportunity to engage in activity that is fun, but still promotes learning and the development of important skills.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MANIP BLDG FLEXIBLOCKS BIG BUILDER SET OF 201 • School Specialty $52.04 1 $52.04
SET KNEX IMAGINE CLASSIC CONSTRUCTIONS • School Specialty $37.69 1 $37.69
BLOCKS TUMBLETREE TIMBERS SET OF 162 • School Specialty $31.23 1 $31.23

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