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Ms. Leslie from Mountain View CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Budding Builders

Help me give my students the materials to explore and use their imaginations to build and design. My TK students are 'budding builders' and love to create their own structures.

  • $517 goal

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My Students

My students are an active and energetic group of 5-year-olds who are predominately second language learners. They are curious and love to try new ideas, build and explore. They are learning letters and sounds and just starting their educational journey.

I have a class of second language learners from a low socio-economic group who are eager to grow and learn.

Many have never been in school before and most of their families have never been to college.

We are focusing on integrating our learning through the use of collaboration and hands-on projects.

They are curious and inquisitive and are learning problem-solving, self-regulation, social/emotional skills alongside 21st-century​ projects.

My Project

My TK students are learning to make connections and having a hands-on opportunity to see how things work together will give them an opportunity to learn about simple machines and how they work. We are building a STEAM program into our daily schedule to give kids the opportunity to explore and these materials will give students the chance to design and implement their own ideas, together and in small groups which teaches cooperation as well as giving experiences in STEAM.

My kids love to try out their own designs and these building materials allow them to work together and in groups designing and creating.

The hands-on real life experience gained from using their own creativity to see their ideas come to life is amazing!

Ms. Leslie
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
PP566 - Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit - Pre K-Gr. 2 - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
PP438 - Hydraulics Engineering STEM Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
HH938 - The Ultimate Fort Builder • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP565 - Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit - Pre K-Gr. 2 - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$369.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$439.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.53

Total project goal

$516.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$516.88

5 Donors

-$504.38

Donations toward project cost

-$428.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.65

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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