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

What Can We Build?

My students need activities to engage them during indoor recess and free time.

  • $520 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Free Time Builds Collaboration!!

My students are inventors, engineers, scientists, artists and much more.

There are times when the weather is rainy, snowy or too cold for the students to venture outdoors. These students are very inquisitive bunch and enjoy keeping their mind working with friends during recess. When students have the opportunity to challenge themselves during their free time their enthusiasm for learning later only increases! Collaborative activities, where they are completely in charge, help build their cooperation skills, along with their reasoning abilities.

The students come from very low socio-economic backgrounds, in which approximately over 80% of the students in the school receive free lunch. These students struggle with so much for such young learners, it's important to help make their learning environment as peaceful and comfortable as possible.

School is a place to feel important and capable of anything.

My Project

It's raining, indoor recess again. No more drawing, computers or just sitting there -- it's time to work together and build something using Playstix, Gear Builders or one of our other great activities. All my students want to be engaged during indoor recess, I need materials that will help provide stimulation and opportunities for collaboration.

Using the requested marble run, or building materials like Playstix and Gear Builders, will build excitement and stimulate the brain during these free time periods.

My students will also be exercising critical group building skills that are so very important in learning and in life.

Let's build and create together. The students will be amazed at what they can create with these materials.

Mrs. Parisi
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
PP846 - Lakeshore Gear Builders - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF210 - Young Architects Design Blocks - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DB251 - Playstix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
PP239 - Super-Fun Marble Run - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP845 - Lakeshore Gear Builders - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
PP237 - Super-Fun Marble Run - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$405.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$442.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.00

Total project goal

$520.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$520.00

1 Donor

-$520.00

Donations toward project cost

-$442.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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