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Mr. Rynearson from Ogden UT is requesting reading nooks, desks & storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Working Together to Explore Through STEM and Social Discussions!

Help me give my students an opportunity to work with one another and deal with their many emotions through exploration and discussions by providing items such as a table and STEM-related toys.

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My Students

My students are incredibly kind. They work extremely hard and love challenging themselves to go beyond. Despite the challenges of this year and years prior, they continue to be leaders and accept challenges. They love to collaborate and help each other achieve.

Our students are incredible!

They come from a Title I school and often need additional support to be successful. They all have different backgrounds which mean the pandemic has hit them in a variety of ways. We have many feelings and emotions this year due to some lost learning. My goal is to continue to help them learn how to deal with challenges and self-regulate as well as learn to rely on and help one another.

My Project

Students are dealing with many different social and emotional impacts due to COVID-19. They are struggling to stay focused and work together to achieve their goals. They need assistance in self-regulating that can be accomplished through the books I have carefully chosen to correlate with emotions and Leader In Me which we focus heavily on in our classroom.

I have also considered that students need more time to explore and work together to enhance their academic learning at school.

This is why I selected many different STEM activities to allow my students to explore, study, and play together to build a classroom conducive to learning. I have also requested a whiteboard table to target my students in small groups who are struggling in reading or math.

I feel these items will all create an environment that enhances learning and allows students to express themselves while feeling valued by me and each other.

Mr. Rynearson
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Select Markerboard Activity Table, Kidney, 72 x 48 Inches • School Specialty $338.21 1 $338.21
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 Build Your Own Creative Toys, Kids Building Kit (790 Pieces) • Amazon Business $43.49 1 $43.49
Brainspark Translucent DigitBlocks 48 Pcs Magnetic Building Blocks Sensory Toys for Kids STEM Educational Sets Learning & Development Toys Magnet Cubes • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Glowing Marble Run – 80 Piece Construction Set with 15 Glow in the Dark Glass Marbles & Mesh Storage Bag, Educational STEM Toy, an AMAZON EXCLUSIVE Science Kit (Multicolor) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Kinetic Sand, Folding Sand Box with 2 Pounds of Kinetic Sand • Amazon Business $29.94 1 $29.94
POPULAR PLAYTHINGS Playstix Vehicles Set Construction Toy Building Blocks 130 Piece Kit • Amazon Business $25.19 1 $25.19
NeatoTek 24 Pack Building Toy Set Cute Compatible with Squigz Suction Building Toy Kit • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Elenco Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit, Over 100 Projects, Full Color Project Manual, 30 + Snap Circuits Parts, STEM Educational Toy for Kids 8 + , Black • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Veatree 160Pcs Magnetic Building Sticks Blocks Toys, Magnet Educational Toys STEM Toys for Kids and Adult, 3D Non-Toxic Building Toy with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $18.69 1 $18.69
The Magical Yet • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Hey, Little Ant • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Grumpy Duck • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
How to Apologize • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset (Growth Mindset Book Series) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Terra by Battat – Wild Animals – Assorted Miniature Wild Animal Toys For Kids 3+ (60 Pc) Multi, 2" • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Secret Words • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Kindness is my Superpower: A children's Book About Empathy, Kindness and Compassion (My Superpower Books) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Fiona Flamingo • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
The Selfish Crocodile Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Voices in the Park • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning about Empathy • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Brave Irene: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Ant and the Grasshopper (Classic Fables in Rhythm and Rhyme) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39

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