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Ms. Barr from Tulsa OK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Accelerate, Innovate, Motivate!

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn circuits, STEM, assembly, and many other 21st century skills that they do not have access to in their classrooms.

  • $690 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am an enthusiastic elementary school teacher serving about sixty gifted and talented students. My wonderful students are in grades 1st-5th. Because my students are labeled Gifted, they often are not worried about as much since "their test scores are good." But I see that they need and deserve MORE. I am teaching them coding, circuits, Google apps, STEM, and the list of 21st-century skills goes on. They are able to do SO much, but the budget only goes so far especially for specialty programs. That is why I am creating this project.

Because of budget issues, I am split between two elementary schools.

Both of my schools are labeled Title I (highest poverty), which means we have a lot more challenges, the school budget being the main one. I serve about sixty amazingly diverse students with different backgrounds, languages, and cultures. My Gifted students are incredibly innovative, creative, and absolutely love challenges in learning. Because of this, I want to do everything in my power to help them achieve in more than just "standardized tests".

My Project

In my classroom, I pull small groups grades 1st-5th every day ensuring that the students labeled Gifted and Talented receive their state required learning accommodations. Most of these students already have the average or above average knowledge needed to succeed academically, so my focus is to take them further. I teach them circuits, coding, assembly, STEM, and many other 21st century skills. My incentive for each group is what I call "Interest Stations." I set up a choice board with several stations where the students can explore whatever interests they have: technology, STEM, assembly, creation, logic brain teasers, circuits, etc. It is there favorite time of the day. Currently, I have one of each item I chose in my cart that was handed down to me. Unfortunately, they are pretty dated, missing parts from previous teachers, and split between two campuses. Honestly, my students amaze me on a daily basis. I can only imagine what they could do if they had access to more.

Ms. Barr
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst STEM Kit | Electronics, Circuits, Science and Engineering for Kids and Teens | 50+ Piece DIY Robotics with Real Electric Motors, Hardware and Wood Parts • Amazon Business $59.00 2 $118.00
Snap Circuits Classic SC-300 Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 300 STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 60 Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $45.99 2 $91.98
Brain Blox Wooden Building Blocks for Kids - Building Planks Set, STEM Toys for Boys and Girls (100 Pieces) • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98
ThinkFun Laser Maze Junior (Class 1 Laser) Logic Game and STEM Toy - Award Winning Game for Kids • Amazon Business $28.95 2 $57.90
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Engino Discovering STEM Newton's Laws Inertia, Momentum, Kinetic & Potential Energy Construction Kit • Amazon Business $25.95 2 $51.90
ThinkFun Rush Hour Junior Traffic Jam Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 5 and Up - Junior Version of the International Bestseller Rush Hour • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 100 STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 30 Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $19.97 2 $39.94
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98

Materials cost

$547.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$585.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.39

Total project goal

$689.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$689.24

2 Donors

-$619.24

Donations toward project cost

-$526.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.89

match offer

-$70.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

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$0.00

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