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Ms. Sims from Salinas CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring STEM to Our Room!

Help me give my students the opportunity to collaborate with each other while exploring the world of STEM.

  • $270 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My third graders are an awesome group of kids. Even though our school serves many students who come from high-poverty, low socioeconomic families, my class shows up every day ready and eager to learn. The majority are English Language Learners and building their communication skills is so important.

At home, many of my students' native language is Spanish so the only time my students can build those English speaking skills is at school.

Having as many opportunities to communicate with one another in our classroom is the best way to build my students' English proficiency and confidence when speaking.

My Project

I want to be able to provide some time and materials in our week for STEM activities. I can make the time, all I need are the materials. It is important that English Language Learners practice their speaking skills often, however so much time is focused on math and language arts that sometimes science is pushed aside. Having these STEM bins would be an easy way to incorporate fun and engaging activities in our days that require communication within a group.

STEM bins are all about building critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills in a way that kids enjoy and want to participate in.

The "task cards" provided with these kits will guide students to design and create items with various materials. They will have to think quickly and work together in order to complete the objective. It is a hand- on approach that allows students to explore while learning.

These activities do not take very long at all and are easy to set up. They also use everyday items like paper towel rolls, tape, index cards, rubber bands, legos, etc. The students will have fun while learning and building interpersonal skills. Help my third graders learn and explore with STEM bins!

Ms. Sims
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind STEM Bins by Brooke Brown, Essential Kit, 12-Bin Makerspace Set with 18 Manipulatives • Amazon Business $129.95 1 $129.95
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$179.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$229.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.43

Total project goal

$269.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$269.53

2 Donors

-$269.53

Donations toward project cost

-$229.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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