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Ms. Raman Bains from Sacramento CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A STEM Dream for Kindergarten Girls and Boys!

My students need Legos, Magna Tiles, Brain Flakes, Zoobs, Duplos, and more building materials to explore STEM concepts in kindergarten!

  • $896 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a class of 28 amazing kindergartners who are eager to learn and deserve endless resources, experiences, and opportunities. They come from different backgrounds, have a wealth of experiences, and have a lot to contribute to our diverse learning community. They are eager for knowledge and engaging opportunities to learn.

I have a very diverse population at my school and in my classroom, with at least 50% learning English as their second language, and I teach at the most diverse school in the nation!

The children delight in activities that engage their minds and bodies, and they look forward to what each day of the exciting kindergarten world brings them! It is my job to inspire and motivate them in a variety of ways in which I reach the whole child.

My Project

I want to give my students a dream world of STEM materials to encourage them to play, build, problem solve, utilize mathematics and geometry, take their creativity and imagination to great heights, and begin building toward their futures in a STEM world. I purposely included some building materials with colors that girls are attracted to because I want them to be just as motivated as the boys in their science, technological, engineering, and math skills.

The girls and boys will be motivated to utilize Legos, Duplos, Brain Flakes, Magnetic Tiles, Zoobs, etc.

to create amazing structures, houses, cars, bridges, and whatever their mind helps them create!

We will call this STEM-land! My goal is start my amazing kindergarteners early so they develop a passion for STEM concepts/activities and thus a strong confidence and belief that these are things they can do and achieve in their future, especially for girls. Females are underrepresented in these fields. and I feel it is my job to encourage and foster not only a love for the fields of STEM but also a belief that both genders can achieve anything! The more they are surrounded with STEM materials, opportunities, options, exploration, and challenge, the more they will continue to achieve in STEM, thus opening up a world of options in the advancing 21st century! The children can't wait to get these materials to begin STEM-land in kinder!

Ms. Raman Bains
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
LEGO DUPLO All-in-One-Pink-Box-of-Fun 10571 Educational Toy for Toddlers • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Lego 10854 Duplo Creative Box • Amazon Business $69.49 1 $69.49
Lego Lego Classic 10704 900 Pieces • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
LEGO DUPLO Large Playground Brick Box 10864 Building Block (71 Piece) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
LEGO My First Bricks 10848 Building Kit (80 Piece), Multicolor • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
ZOOB BuilderZ 250 Piece Kit • Amazon Business $37.88 1 $37.88
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
163 Piece STEM Toys Kit | Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Learning Set for Ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Year Old Boys & Girls by Brickyard | Best Kids Toy | Creative Games & Fun Activities • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
LEGO Duplo My Town Family House 10835 Building Block Toys for Toddlers • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
[Large 10 in. x 20 in.] Compatible Baseplates for Large Building Blocks by Brickyard, Assorted Colors 10" x 20" Plastic Base Plate - Fits DUPLO Blocks - for Displaying Construction Toys (4-pack) • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
PP238 - Clear-View Marble Run • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
[Improved Design] 4 Purple Baseplates, 10 x 10 Large Thick Base Plates for Building Bricks by Brickyard Building Blocks, for Activity Table or Displaying Compatible Construction Toys (4-Pack, Purple) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
ZOOB BuilderZ ZOOB Bot • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68

Materials cost

$660.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$60.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$761.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$134.31

Total project goal

$895.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$895.40

4 Donors

-$530.16

Donations toward project cost

-$525.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.52

match offer

-$277.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$235.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.55

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$88.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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