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Mrs. Crockett from Fall River MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Minds

My students need STEM supplies to build their minds and develop their engineering skills.

  • $329 goal

This project expired on December 4, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Recently, the city our school is located in was nominated as one of the top five cities you don't want to live in. This puts our students at a disadvantage right out the door. Our population varies, but we are considered to be a low-income, high poverty school district with over 76% of the student population receiving free or reduced-price lunch. Despite the many challenges our students face out of school, they are excited to come to school and be active learners.

It's our job to make sure students have the tools to be inspired to not only learn but to build a better future for their communities.

These kids are courageous and willing to work hard to change the minds of others.

My Project

Every classroom can utilize materials for early finishers, but what about making them realistic to students? These STEM items such as magformers, wooden planks, play doh, foam balls, and many others will provide students the opportunity to dive into engineering standards that are developmentally appropriate all while being creative.

Students who can apply structure to real life world designs are able to challenge themselves to think independently and collaboratively.

When choosing a STEM bin students will be able to solve real life problems with specific constraints. After solving their problem they will also be asked to review their project and write a brief synopsis of problems they encountered and how they would better the build. Students can also work collaboratively while solving these real world problems which will allow them to work with multiple perspectives.

STEM bins allow students to think imaginatively while inventing.

Mrs. Crockett
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magnetic Blocks Building Set for Kids, Magnetic Tiles Educational Building Construction Toys by idoot for Boys and Girls with Storage Bag - 56pcs • Amazon Business $27.49 2 $54.98
Sterilite 17224812 Small Pencil Box, Splash Tint, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $21.45 2 $42.90
Dixie - Bath Cup, 3 oz. - 600 Cups • Amazon Business $26.87 1 $26.87
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Brain Blox Wooden Building Blocks for Kids - Building Planks Set, STEM Toy for Boys and Girls (100 Pieces) • Amazon Business $22.50 1 $22.50
EXERCISE N PLAY Building Bricks -Regular Colors 500 Pieces -Compatible with all Major Brands Include Mesh Bag • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
1000pcs adhesive (500 Pair Sets) 0.59in Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
MOZOLAND Colored Craft Stick Natural Jumbo Wood Popsicle Sticks For Diy Crafts Creative Designs 100 PCS 6 Inches • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
COCODE Pipe Cleaners for Crafts, 300Pcs 20 Colors Chenille Pipe Cleaners for Kids Creation Animals Characters Handcrafts Art Craft Project, 6 mm x 12 inch DIY Activity Gift Decoration Ornaments • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
C&H Solutions Double 9 Dominoes Black With White Dots Wooden Dominoes 55 PCS By C&H • Amazon Business $7.45 1 $7.45
Homeford Poly Foam Craft Sphere Balls, White, 1-Inch (40-Count) • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
Assorted Bright Colors Jumbo Smoothie Straws, Pack of 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Diamond Round Toothpicks, Pack of 250 • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39

Materials cost

$245.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$278.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.21

Total project goal

$328.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$328.09

5 Donors

-$249.03

Donations toward project cost

-$211.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.35

match offer

-$79.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$67.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.86

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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