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Mrs. Garden from Laguna Hills CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Whatever Good Things We Build, End Up Building Us

My students need blocks, cubes and bricks in order to build some fantastic creations of their own design!

  • $528 goal

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My Students

Our elementary school is a very special place to learn. It's a unique school in that it's very small. Every teacher on campus knows each child very well and everyone works together as a team to help ensure every child's success.

At our school 63% of our population qualifies for free or reduced lunch.

Additionally, most of our students are provided free breakfast each morning as well. 65% of our students are Hispanic, which is above the average for our city.

I'm fortunate enough to teach 28 eager second graders every single day. Regardless of their background, all kids come to school looking for an exciting place to learn.

My Project

STEM has become an integral part of teaching in the elementary school classroom. Students need to be prepared to think outside the box. They must be able to look at a problem, look at the materials provided, and work out a solution on their own without simply waiting for the teacher to write the steps on the board.

We are preparing children for jobs that we don't even know exist yet.

We must provide them with opportunity to think independently and critically when faced with a challenge.

With the blocks, balls and other building supplies I have requested, kids will have a chance to look at a problem, and choose the material they think will best solve the problem. By providing choice, I'm encouraging my students to think deeply about how to best solve their problem, as well as to test our their own hypothesis and how to think flexibly if their ideas don't work at first. In order to have these opportunities, I need to provide my students with a large variety of tools.

Mrs. Garden
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 20518006 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Stacking Drawer, White Frame with Clear Drawer, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $31.42 3 $94.26
Set of 8 Arts and Crafts Tray - Classroom organization- Daycare supplies- Montessori - Lego Sorter - Craft Organizer for activities - Kinetic Sands, Blocks, Puzzles,Beading, Sensory Play • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
CoolToys Timber Tower Wood Block Stacking Game – Original Edition (48 Pieces) • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Building Bricks - Regular Colors - 1,000 Pieces Classic Bricks - Compatible with all Major Brands • Amazon Business $31.34 1 $31.34
Double Six Professional Dominoes - White with Black Dots, Case Color May Very • Amazon Business $9.80 3 $29.40
Scotch Magic Tape and Refillable Dispenser, 3/4 x 650 Inches, 6-Pack (6122) • Amazon Business $9.55 2 $19.10
AmazonBasics Heavy Weight Ruled Index Cards, White, 3x5-Inch, 100-Count • Amazon Business $2.89 6 $17.34
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes, Set of 100 Cubes • Amazon Business $8.49 2 $16.98
Peachy Keen Crafts -500 Pack - Jumbo 6" Wooden Popsicle Sticks - Bright Assorted Colored - Large Craft Sticks • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Drinking Straws, 250 Count BPA-Free Multi-Colored Disposable Straws, Assorted - DuraHome • Amazon Business $7.78 2 $15.56
Velcro Dots 1000 pcs White Craft Hook and Loop Dots of 3/4 inch Self Strong Adhesive Sticky Back Coins (500 Pairs/Set) + 15pcs of Reusable Cable Ties • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Small Wooden Craft Cubes - Unfinished Natural Wood / Mini Wooden Art Craft Stacking Cubes Blocks - 50 Pack -1 Inch, 2.54 Centimeter • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Floracraft Styrofoam Balls Foam, 1.5-Inch, White, 12 Per Package • Amazon Business $4.08 3 $12.24
Chenille Kraft 369001 Flat Wood Toothpicks, Wood, Natural, 2500/Pack (CKC369001) (CK-369001) • Amazon Business $3.06 3 $9.18
Bememo 200 Pieces Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stems 6 mm x 12 Inch for Diy Art Craft, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
SOLO Paper Medicine Cups - 1 oz., Box of 250 • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49

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