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Mrs. Macanas from Bakersfield CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Strong STEM So We Can Grow!

Help me give my students Stem Blocks Rock!, a variety of Magformers, containers to keep everything organized, binders, stacking cups, and Shifu Plugo Count math game.

  • $987 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

1st grade is such an exciting group of mixed interests, abilities, and goals. The students at the our school come to school each day looking to be challenged through academics and are loved for the individuals they are. Working in a Title I school brings many challenges, but we work together as a family to provide each child with the opportunity to succeed.

Finding new ways to challenge them, and opening up different areas of the classroom will give them endless opportunities.

I have 27 students in my class who come from mixed backgrounds. They enjoy using their imaginations. They are an active group, who are always ready to get out of their seats and investigate something new. They want to learn and want to have fun while doing so. Every day I want my students to leave eager to find out what is in store for the next day. First grade is a time when academics are extremely important, but it is also extremely valuable to demonstrate how school can truly be an unforgettable experience

My Project

My classroom is in need of STEM materials! We are hoping to add Magformers, Blocks Rock, and containers. We would love binders so that we can practice writing about the items that we create. We would love to have the math interactive game to keep math exciting and fun.

STEM education is about hands-on learning.

All of these tools will encourage exploration and collaboration. Being hands-on is especially important for kinesthetic learners. With the appropriate materials, students will become engineers. Hands-on learning can also help students retain information. It is so important to work beyond worksheets and bring in as many materials as possible.

Students will experiment through trial and error and grow from their mistakes. My hope is to encourage students to explore the STEM field and learn as much as possible. The more opportunities I can give to the students, the more likely they are to be excited about coming to school each day!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shifu Plugo Count - Math Game with Stories & Puzzles - Ages 5-10 - STEM Toy (iOS/ Samsung Devices) | Augmented Reality Based Cool Math Games for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $49.99 4 $199.96
Magformers Smart Set (144-piece ), Deluxe Building Set. Magnetic Building Blocks, Educational Magnetic Tiles, Magnetic Building STEM Toy Set • Amazon Business $149.38 1 $149.38
Blocks Rock! A STEM Toy and Educational Game for Competitive Structured Block Play, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $59.99 2 $119.98
Avery Durable View Binder, 1/2 inch Slant Rings, 120-Sheet Capacity, DuraHinge, White, Case Pack of 12 (17002) • Amazon Business $29.88 3 $89.64
63074 Magformers Creator Carnival Set (46-pieces) Deluxe Building Set. Magnetic Building Blocks, Educational Magnetic Tiles, Magnetic Building STEM Toy Set • Amazon Business $42.55 1 $42.55
Magformers Vehicle Wow Set (16-pieces) Magnetic Building Blocks, Educational Magnetic Tiles Kit , Magnetic Construction STEM Toy Set includes wheels • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Life Made Better Carrying Organizer Case, Compatible with Magformers and Magna Tiles, This Case is not Created by Magnaformers or Magna Tiles • Amazon Business $21.97 1 $21.97
Life Made Better Carrying Organizer Case, Compatible with Magformers and Magna Tiles, Playset Organizer (Green) • Amazon Business $21.97 1 $21.97
Life Made Better Magnetic Carrying Case, Compatible with Magformers and Magna Tiles, Playset Organizer (Blue) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Super Stacks Quick Stacks Cups, Rapid Sport Stacking Cups Speed Training Set of 12 (Blue) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Super Stacks Quick Stacks Cups, Rapid Sport Stacking Cups Speed Training Set of 12 (Green) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
SUPER STACKS Quick Stacks Cups, Rapid Sport Stacking Cups Speed Training Set of 12 (Red) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49

Materials cost

$730.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$66.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$838.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.01

Total project goal

$986.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$986.75

1 Donor

-$986.75

Donations toward project cost

-$838.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$148.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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