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Mrs. Aukerman from Elkhart IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building our Engineering Skills in Kindergarten

My students need tools like Magna-Tiles and Lego Classic Large Bricks to ignite their engineering and building creativity.

  • $347 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The nineteen Kindergarten students in my classroom bring a unique enthusiasm for living and learning! I have twelve boys and seven girls in my class. Over half of my students speak English as their second language.

Our school is Title I and the majority of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch.

These Kindergartners love centers, hands-on activities, singing and learning how to read. For many of them, this is their first time in school. These students work hard every single day and are motivated to achieve growth and success!

My Project

My students love to build and create using manipulatives. I would love to supply my entire class with building and engineering tools. These building tools like Magna-Tiles and Lego Classic Bricks would encourage and challenge their brains to grow. Having different types of materials will further stretch their imaginations.

My future architects and engineers need to challenge their brains with new and exciting building opportunities!

These materials will help students build confidence in their abilities. Most of my students do not have access to building materials and engineering manipulatives at home. Each of the different materials would give students a unique building experience. The materials are helpful for fine motor, math centers, science, STEM activities, as well as fostering engineering creativity. I want my students to have the opportunity to learn through exploration and building.

Mrs. Aukerman
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $48.00 1 $48.00
ZOOB BuilderZ 250 Piece Kit • Amazon Business $33.07 1 $33.07
LINCOLN LOGS – Horseshoe Hill Station – 83 Pieces – Ages 3+ Preschool  Education Toy • Amazon Business $25.74 1 $25.74
Marble Run Race Coaster Set, Elongdi Marble Run Railway Toys [ 105 Pieces ] Construction Toys Building Blocks Set Marble Run Race Coaster Maze Toys for Kids • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98

Materials cost

$260.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$294.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.00

Total project goal

$346.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$346.68

1 Donor

-$294.68

Donations toward project cost

-$294.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$52.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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