I’m a big believer in using DonorsChoose.org to bring the materials my students need into my classroom. I have been able to get so many different resources for my students by posting projects on DonorsChoose.org.
Did you know that through DonorsChoose.org you can easily request classroom materials from hand2mind? hand2mind is an educational resource company that makes high-quality manipulatives and learning tools. From Rekenreks to STEM and coding resources – they have it all!
DonorsChoose.org runs on a point system, and with 6 points you can request items from hand2mind by creating a special request project. Most teachers don't realize this, so I’m going to show you how simple it is to request resources from hand2mind.%
To get started select Standard Project and then click "Let's Go."
Then you'll select your grade level and enter in how many students you have. You’ll also write up a description of your students (this is reused on all projects) and add a classroom photo. A classroom photo doesn’t have to include faces of your students. It can be artwork, your classroom library, a project, etc.
Now it’s time to shop! I'm going to show you just how easy it is to fill out the special request section! You'll want to select supplies and then scroll down.
When you scroll down you’ll see this...
Then go ahead and open up the hand2mind website, which you can access by clicking here
First you'll fill this out with hand2mind’s info:
Then you'll see this. You’ll fill out one of these for every item you request. The hand2mind website makes it super easy to find all this information!
Here’s the example item I'm going to show you how to request. It’s something I actually received for my classroom by writing a special request on DonorsChoose.org!
Here’s what the form looks like filled out:
You can copy and paste most of the information you need directly from the hand2mind website. It's as simple as that!
If you want to add more items -- you click this:
After you request the items you need, go ahead and finish your project as you normally would. I hope this post has shown you how EASY it is to request items from hand2mind!
*This blog post was written as a collaboration with hand2mind. All opinions posted are my own.
Hi! I am Chloe, a 2nd grade teacher going into my 6th year of teaching. All my years as an educator have been spent in either 2nd or 3rd grade. I love teaching with pictures books and incorporating STEM and coding into lessons! I believe students learn best when they have the tools they need to succeed! I am passionate about writing grants that allow me to bring the best resources into my classroom. I love helping other educators learn how to do the same!