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Mrs. Badik from Clyde OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Build the STEAM for Student Engagement!

Help me give my students a place where we can gather together to collaborate, and then go build, create, explore, and discover with our new items to encourage our brains to be creative!

  • $1,098 goal

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My Students

"Enthusiasm in the steam that drives the engine." While this quote isn't literally talking about STEAM projects, it holds true. Our students need to feel enthusiastic about what they're doing to have some buy-in during our academic time together. They need to be encouraged to think broadly about real-world problems if we want them to grow up to be successful and productive when they become adults.

Our classroom is a place that students enjoy being where they are loved, valued, and respected for who they are, while also getting their academic needs met; we need to ensure that we are growing them socially and emotionally as well.

By working collaboratively with each other on STEM/STEAM projects in our classroom, students will be perfecting their needed 21st century skills. These are strengths that can be absent due to unstable home environments, lack of exposure, or inadequate experience with these particular abilities.

My Project

These materials will make a difference in our students' lives because they will have a greater opportunity to explore STEM/STEAM options that they wouldn't normally have. Jobs that involve science, technology, engineering, and math are expected to grow by at least 16% and our students need exposure to these skills to be able to have a leg up on their competition. Students will also be working on different skill sets while creating and building. Learning skills such as critical thinking, communicating, creativity, and collaborating will be covered while students work with one another. Various life skills like leadership, productivity, flexibility, and social connections will be grown as well. These are things that, once developed, will continue to grow within and take students far in their adult life. Last, we will be covering literacy skills. These ever-important things will impact the students right away: getting information, and using media and technology.

By giving our students choice time to explore, build, create, discover, lead, collaborate, and think critically without boundaries, they will thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

As they improve these skills, they will carry the skills into later schooling, and on in to adulthood. They will use them to positively impact themselves, their families, and their chosen career.

We will also be gathering on our carpet with enough room for all of us to read stories about coding, engineers, builders, and people who changed the world. While we are reading, we will be having important discussions, and students will be able to use these books as windows to see into other's lives, mirrors to reflect themselves, and sliding glass doors to step into other cultures. This is a safe space for our students to connect and discover more through books.

Mrs. Badik
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC558X - Flex-Space Giant Comfy Pillows - Set of 3 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
Well Woven 09537 StarBright Bright Square Modern Geometric Multi 7'10" x 10'6" Kids Area Rug • Amazon Business $180.89 1 $180.89
hand2mind STEM Bins by Brooke Brown, Essentials 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
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set – 200 Pieces – For Ages 3+ Preschool Educational Toy (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $42.66 1 $42.66
Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set, 83 Pieces • Amazon Business $39.49 1 $39.49
ThinkFun Roller Coaster Challenge STEM Toy and Building Game for Boys and Girls Age 6 and Up – TOTY Game of the Year Finalist • Amazon Business $28.73 1 $28.73
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
STEAM Kids: 50+ Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math Hands-On Projects for Kids • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Learning Resources Playground Engineering & Design STEM Set, 104 Pieces • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
How to Code a Rollercoaster • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
VIAHART 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
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
How to Code a Sandcastle • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
Origami Paper 500 sheets Kaleidoscope Patterns 6" (15 cm): Tuttle Origami Paper: High-Quality Origami Sheets Printed with 12 Different Designs: Instructions for 8 Projects Included • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Easy Origami (Dover Origami Papercraft)over 30 simple projects • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

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