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Mrs. Torres from Brea CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art & Stem=Engaged Kindergarten Students

My students need more art and stem centers incorporated into their weekly center rotations; art and STEM centers equal engaged learners!

  • $1,705 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach an amazing group of kindergarten students in CA. My students come from a variety of backgrounds and always come with a wide range of abilities and personalities. As a teacher, it is my responsibility to assure all students are engaged and learning while creating a fun, safe, and comfortable atmosphere for learning. I have a commitment to my students to provide them with a classroom, where they will learn best. Its our responsibility to get them ready for first grade. We do this in a number of different ways. We teach them social skills, how to participate in active listening, and academics.

"Classrooms that are focused on engaging students are successful." Kindergarten students are always learning.

Incorporating more art and stem into my learning environment would allow my students to flourish while engaged. As we just adopted new science standards, which is heavily based in engineering, more stem and art supplies would provide my students with new center rotations, which will incorporate our new science standards as well as art and stem.

My Project

We need more art and stem. These days, many schools do not incorporate or have enough art and stem activities, because most of these supplies must be bought out of our own pockets and are not provided. This project would provide my 5 and 6 year old students with more engaging centers including stem, play dough, and art as a choice for their center rotations.

School has become very rigorous for these little ones, and they need more engaging and fun activities at this age.

This project would provide fun and engaging centers, like stamping play dough to make words, building ramps and balls, making a magnetic structure, and free paint on an easel. With the day to day high standards that we have in kindergarten, these centers would provide a fun, yet intellectually engaging activities for my students.

Mrs. Torres
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KT7049 - Fairy Tales STEAM Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $350.00 1 $350.00
GG824 - Indoor/Outdoor 3-Station Easel • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
PP750X - Design & Build Engineering Centers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $125.00 1 $125.00
FF253 - Ramps & Balls Exploration Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
AX20 - Lakeshore Dough Assortment Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $56.99 1 $56.99
FF260 - Ramps & Balls Storage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF579 - Blocks & Blueprints Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF210 - Young Architects Design Blocks - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Magnet Build Deluxe 100 Piece 3D Magnetic Tile Building Set Extra Strong Magnets and Super Durable Tiles, Educational, Creative, Assorted Shapes and Vibrant Bright Colors • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
PP752 - Vehicle Building Engineering Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LA278 - Uppercase Alphabet & Number Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
JJ227 - Magnetic Pocket Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
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 $29.95 1 $29.95
Star Puzzle Connecting Pieces- Over 460 pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
LA532 - Lowercase Alphabet Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old + | Best Toy Gift for Kids | 164 PCS Kit with Box • Amazon Business $23.33 1 $23.33
TG166 - Extra-Large Messy Mats - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
ETA hand2mind Alphabet and Phonemic Awareness Linking Letter Cubes (Set of 82) • Amazon Business $16.15 1 $16.15
LL688 - Learn to Count! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$1,277.78

Vendor shipping charges

$5.00

State sales tax

$116.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,448.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$255.68

Total project goal

$1,704.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,704.55

1 Donor

-$1,704.55

Donations toward project cost

-$1,448.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$255.68

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$0.00

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