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Mr. Reinert from Jefferson City MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tomorrow's Engineers Create Today

Help me give my students jumbo magnetic building tiles, log builders, foam rock wall builders and a safe and soft balance beam so they can work on gross motor and social skills.

  • $1,187 goal

This project expired on January 27, 2019.

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My Students

My students greet each day with a smile, hug or high five. They are a diverse group of hardworking, energetic children. They are considered at-risk academically or behaviorally.

My young learners are eager to learn and engage in hands-on activities.

We are a Title I preschool in an urban, public school system. Most of our students receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch. For most of my students this is their first school experience, and they are more than ready for the challenge.

My Project

The magnetic building tiles, jumbo log builders and foam rock wall builders will be used in the carpeted block area for small group building during my students' work time. These builders will replace our large, heavy wooden blocks, and while increasing safety, they will still provide all the benefits of gross motor and mental stimulation. Building with these large materials provides a challenge in math by working with various shapes and sizes and determining how they fit together to build the desired structure. Science comes into play with regard to gravity and balance.

Blocks provide an interactive STEM experience for my young students while encouraging positive social interactions and stimulation.

Because of the size of these materials, my students need to work cooperatively developing vocabulary and promoting our school family values.

The wooden train encourages puzzle making cognitive, fine motor and cooperative skills while engaged in play. While my students love to lay our current large wooden blocks in a track formation and walk on them, they pose a potentially dangerous situation should a child slip. The soft and safe balance beam will be used to replace the blocks and still provide my students the same opportunity for creativity and learning.

The addition of these materials in my classroom will provide new stimulation and promotion of STEM learning in a safer manner as my young students develop engineering skills for their future.

Mr. Reinert
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC672 - Jumbo Magnetic Building Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
LL479 - Jumbo Log Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $279.00 1 $279.00
BB261 - Soft & Safe Balance Beam • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
Foam Rock Wall Builders (Set of 25) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $127.46 1 $127.46
VR146 - 100-Piece Wooden Train Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99

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