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Mrs. James from Milwaukee WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Future Engineers!

Help me give my students fun and challenging engineering activities and building materials to enhance their learning.

  • $423 goal

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My Students

I teach at a K4-8th grade charter school in Milwaukee. Our school has over 700 students of which 96% are receiving free or reduced-price lunch. I have a high number of English Language Learners in my classroom.

Within my Project Lead the Way class, I teach all 1st through 4th grade students about engineering and have an elective class for 7th and 8th graders where I teach them all about financial literacy.

Project Lead the Way is a project-based curriculum that allows students to explore math and science in a different way than their regular classroom. Students are faced with real-world problems which they are expected to work collaboratively to solve. The class also allows them to be creative by using the engineering design process.

My Project

My students participate in project-based learning throughout the year in my class. They learn about the engineering design process and complete design challenges. In my engineering classroom, I often give my students fun challenges to complete to keep their excitement for STEM going. With supplies like LEGO bricks, magnetic tiles, Plus Plus blocks, and other building materials, my students can use their imagination to build and create.

Engineering building materials and activity sets are an excellent way to grow students' love of engineering while instilling them with problem solving skills which will assist them in becoming lifelong problem solvers and critical thinkers.

With these materials, my students will continue to develop creative ideas and the idea that there is no wrong answer to a problem if you continue to work hard.

Mrs. James
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AILUKI 110 PCS Magnetic Blocks Building Set for Kids, Magnetic Tiles Preschool Educational Construction Kit Toys for Girls & Boys • Amazon Business $33.99 2 $67.98
Blocks Rock! A STEM Toy and Educational Game for Competitive Structured Block Play, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Play Platoon 1100 Piece Building Bricks Kit with Wheels, Tires, Axles, Windows and Doors Pieces - Classic Colors - Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $31.50 1 $31.50
PLUS PLUS - Construction Building Toy, Open Play Set - 600 Piece - Basic Color Mix • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Learning Resources Geometric Shapes Building Set • Amazon Business $30.17 1 $30.17
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toys for Creative Play; Kids Creative Kit (484 Pieces) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
PLUS PLUS - Construction Building Toy - Baseplate Duo • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Lauri Foam Magnets - Pattern Blocks • Amazon Business $21.83 1 $21.83
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Creative Kids Flakes - 600 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Fun, Creative Building - Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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