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Mrs. Sanchez from Wichita KS is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Blasting Behaviors with STEM

My students need snacks, drinks, sensory items and STEM items in order to help meet some of their most basic needs.

  • $738 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students come from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. Most are poverty stricken and come from broken families. The students I serve are emotionally disturbed and struggle with social acceptance. These kids are special because they are simply amazing. They are smart, funny, compassionate and work very hard to accomplish their goals, even when society is against them the most. My students go home in the evening and some do not have food to eat or clean clothes to wear. Most of them cannot complete homework for the simple lack of materials. These kiddos thrive on sensory play, snacks, and STEM activities that get the moving and using their hands to create whatever their imagination dreams up. These are the toughest kids in our school, but they have the most love to share.

My Project

The items that we have chosen together as a class already have a home; we just need a little more assistance getting them through the door. The sensory items are going to be used for my students with emotional disturbances who need help calming down when they are frustrated and need something concrete in their hands in order to get their brain thinking clearly. The fidget toys will be used to help all my kids focus better so they can complete academic activities for longer periods of time. The LEGO's are going to be used to create a LEGO wall within our classroom. We want to use the LEGO boards to place on the wall and use the LEGO's for classroom social skills lesson, and a means of communication for those who cannot always find the words to say. The STEM activities will be used to engage students during science and give them the opportunity to work hands on. The snacks will be able to provide my students with something to eat before they go home each day; most of them won't eat until they come back to school the next day.

Mrs. Sanchez
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
Creative LEGO Brick Set by LEGO Education • Amazon Business $59.95 2 $119.90
Mott's 100% Fruit Punch Juice, 6.75 fl oz boxes, 8 count (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $19.12 3 $57.36
Blue Ribbon Care Package 45 Count Ultimate Sampler Mixed Bars, Cookies, Chips, Candy Snacks Box for Office, Meetings, Schools, Friends & Family, Military, College, Fun Variety Pack • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
LEGO 626 Green Building Plate (10" x 10") (Discontinued by manufacturer) • Amazon Business $12.85 4 $51.40
QuWei Bean Bags Chair Adult Fish DIY Comfortable Mini Sofa Indoor/Outdoor Soft Floor Cushion(Large) • Amazon Business $48.90 1 $48.90
Educational Insights 1232 Patterned Fluorescent Light Filters—2-Pack • Amazon Business $16.23 2 $32.46
Learning Resources LER6900 Time Tracker Visual Timer & Clock, Blue • Amazon Business $31.59 1 $31.59
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Variety Pack Bold Mix, (Box of 30 bags) • Amazon Business $9.98 3 $29.94
Pencil Finger Fidget Toppers with Pencils (Set of 6 Assorted) • Amazon Business $11.19 2 $22.38
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Soft Egg Slime Colorful Fluffy Slime Scented Stress Relief Toy Sludge Toys (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit • Amazon Business $15.09 1 $15.09
Educational Insights Hot Dots Math Flash Cards- Subtraction • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Magic Crystal Slime Putty Toy Soft Rubber Fruit Slime for Kids, Students,Birthday,Party - 6 Pack with 2 Straws • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Spiky Sensory Ring / Bracelet Fidget Toy (Pack of 3) - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free - Fidget Toys / Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Soft Egg Slime Colorful Fluffy Slime Scented Stress Relief Toy Sludge Toys (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $9.65 1 $9.65
Educational Insights Hot Dots Math Flash Cards- Addition • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13

Materials cost

$550.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$627.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$110.66

Total project goal

$737.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$737.71

7 Donors

-$728.88

Donations toward project cost

-$627.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$101.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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