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Mrs. Landrum from Milton FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Buddies

Help me give my students hands-on STEM learning materials (Better Builders, Crazy Shapes, Marble Run, and Stretch & Connect Builders) to foster problem solving and creative thinking.

  • $562 goal

This project expired on February 6, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Welcome to the Ladybug Classroom... the spot for eighteen energetic, loving, and delightful Pre-Kinders plus two teachers who just love them bunches! Together we form a school family that works together to grow and develop through play-based learning and teaching - the way young children learn best.

Although it looks like we’re just playing, my little learners are engaging in structured activities to teach specific skills and knowledge.

Through participation in these positive play-based learning experiences, my children develop their ability to get along with others, learn cognitive and language strategies, and acquire the building blocks for a strong foundation for school success. Such a playful approach to learning builds on my children’s interests and responds to their ideas for play while making happier people who continue to love playing and learning.

My Project

My project "Building Buddies" is a hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) project which provides learning materials that encourage problem solving and perseverance as the students participate in open-ended play. The children use their own ideas to create, build, and design using various materials. For example, the children can build action-packed marble mazes using the Mega Marble Run, link wheels, tubes, and propellers to create vehicles using the Crazy Shapes Magnetic Building Set, create cool constructions that bend, twist, and roll using the stretch and connect builders, and build towering constructions using the Better Builders Set.

These open-ended play experiences prepare children for their future as they learn to solve problems and think creatively to attain their self-imposed goals.

With intentional teacher support and challenge cards, these developmental materials spark new ideas and challenge deeper thinking. Please support my project "Building Buddies" and give my students hands-on learning STEM experiences that will impact the rest of their lives.

Mrs. Landrum
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Better Builders(r) 100 Piece Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $135.96 1 $135.96
GG143 - Stretch & Connect Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 2 $119.98
CS439 - Crazy Shapes Magnetic Building Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
EE290 - Design & Build Water Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
PP239 - Super-Fun Marble Run - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA531 - Lakeshore Motion Discovery Tubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Connecting Ladder Links Activity 60 pc. Set for Kids • Amazon Business $25.20 1 $25.20

Materials cost

$441.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$477.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.30

Total project goal

$562.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$562.00

1 Donor

-$281.00

Donations toward project cost

-$238.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.15

match offer

-$281.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$238.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.15

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$0.00

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