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Ms. Allen from Washington DC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Blocks for STEM

Help me give my students large interactive building materials like magnatiles, stretch and connect builders and log builders to expand their imagination and get them

  • $709 goal

This project expired on April 22, 2019.

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My Students

My Pre-K classroom is filled with 20 energy-filled four/five-year-olds. They are like busy little bees buzzing about our room looking eager to learn and discover new things. Many of my students come from low income, high poverty households. Our goal is to give them a nurturing, solid foundation while preparing them for success in Kindergarten and throughout their school career.

Despite the daily challenges my students face, they arrive at school each day ready to learn and explore.

My kids are so motivated to learn. I strive each day to make learning fun and engaging for little ones.

My Project

I am requesting a variety of building materials to support our exploration into STEM. The Magnatiles, stretch builders and manipulative library will allow my students to use their imagination to build bridges, towers, boats, etc. to solve problems and improve their social, math and fine motor skills. Students will work in groups to practice teamwork skills and work on things like who can build the largest tower with the requested builders. Exploring and examining how different building materials like logs, clip and create builders and 3D magnetic builders are related, different, and can be used, is a concept we work on in PreK. Implementing these materials will introduce science and engineering skills that they will continue to use for the rest of their life.

Ms. Allen
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT185X - Lakeshore Manipulative Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
GG143 - Stretch & Connect Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
NR30 - Log Builders - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99
RA468 - 3-D Magnetic Builders - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
BR569 - Clip & Create Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LK467 - Crystal Climbers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC583 - Translucent Buttons • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

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