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Mrs. Schaad from San Ramon CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Build It

Help me give my students experience with hands-on STEM activities to use to build and interact with each other.

  • 3 donors
  • $589 goal

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My Students

Our students are a diverse group. Second grade is a time to learn academic skills as well as social skills and problem-solving. We want our students to use have STEM materials to help them learn problem-solving and how to work in a group.

Our students are active and eager!

They need many opportunities to learn in different ways and in different contexts. The more we engage them the quicker they will learn. By providing hands-on materials to teach more effectively, my students can continue to learn at high levels.

My Project

My students need experience with creating things as well as working together. After over a year out of school, students need to be active and creative. They are craving making things and being active. Not only do they need to create they need to re-learn how to cooperate and work with others. By providing them with STEM activities to build I will be able to provide them with opportunities to create.

Whenever we do centers, art or exploration, my children thrive.

This year I have added a STEM or build it center to each of my centers. The students love to build and are learning how to work well with their peers to cooperate and make something together. They are so happy to create together.

We have a small amount of LEGO bricks in our room and the children love creating things with them. I have STEM projects for them to make things like robots, bridges, playgrounds etc. With having more legos, magnetic tiles and other building materials we can have more building challenges. I also can use them with our buddy class. If we had more materials (LEGO sets, magnetic tiles and other building materials) we could have more difficult STEM challenges with our 4th grade buddies. This will promote engineering, creativity and cooperation.

My students also love to create artistically. We have learned about different famous artists and created pieces in a similar style. If we have water colors we can have another medium to use to create art in different ways.

Help me to provide them with materials that will help them to be creative, artistic and cooperative. I can't wait to watch them create and grow!

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $47.99 2 $95.98
Crayola Washable Watercolors in 8 Vibrant Colors, 12 Paint Sets for Kids, Classroom Supplies, Styles Vary • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 Build Your Own Creative Toys, Kids Building Kit (790 Pieces) • Amazon Business $37.90 1 $37.90
ZOZOPLAY STEM Learning Toy 170 PCS Engineering Creative Construction Building Blocks Kids Educational Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Yr Old • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Honey-Can-Do 3-Drawer Plastic Storage Cart on Wheels • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Forest Garden Building Sets Parts ,Plants Trees Flowers Scenery Accessories Animals Building Bricks Toy Set Compatible with All Major Brands(2 Pieces 10" Base Plates) • Amazon Business $29.80 1 $29.80
Brickyard Building Blocks 8 Baseplates, Improved Design 10 x 10 Inches Large Thick Base Plates for Building Bricks, for Activity Table or Displaying Toys (2 Green, 2 Blue, 2 Gray, 2 Sand - 8-Pack) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
RAINBOW TOYFROG Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs Interlocking Plastic Educational Toys Engineering Building Blocks -Construction Blocks- Kids Toy for 3-12 Year Old Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $19.89 1 $19.89
STEM Building Toys for Kids Ages 4-8, Educational STEM Learning Toys with Storage Box, STEM Tinker Toys Kit, Fun Blocks Creative Construction Engineering Toy Gift for Boys & Girls (164 Pcs) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set - A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks - Tested for Children's Safety - A Great Stem Toy for Both Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
LEGO Classic Creative Bricks 10692 Building Blocks, Learning Toy (221 Pieces) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Magnetic Name Tags for Classroom, School Supplies for Teachers (2 x 5 in, 36 Pack) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Play-Doh Bulk Winter Colors 12-Pack of Non-Toxic Modeling Compound, 4-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Play-Doh Bulk Spring Colors 12-Pack of Non-Toxic Modeling Compound, 4-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Learning Resources MathLink Cubes, Back to School Activities, Homeschool, Classroom Games for Teachers, Educational Counting Toy, Math Cubes, Linking Cubes, Early Math Skills, Math Manipulatives, Set of 100 Cubes, STEM toys, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48

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