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Mrs. Chacon from Fort Lupton CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Our Future: STEM Starters

My students need STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) activities that include building, coding, problem-solving, circuits, gears, magnets, as well as STEM books.

  • $580 goal

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My Students

This year I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to loop with my kiddos from last year! This means, that I get to move up to third grade with my last year's class. That's right...every single kiddo! Two years with these kids is an absolute blessing.

To watch these young, eager minds play at recess, problem solve in the classroom, and challenge themselves to reach their goals has been a joy.

They are always seeking the creative route. It is their curiosity and eagerness to learn what has inspired me to reach further this year and provide them with more hands-on learning opportunities.

My Project

In a Title I school with roughly 70% of our students receiving free or reduced rate lunch, as well as English as a Second Language, it is imperative our students are provided with not only meaningful, hands-on learning, but also learning opportunities that engage, introduce, and open students to ideas beyond their realm of knowledge or experience.

These materials will allow my students to dig deep into learning experiences, to discover, explore, and challenge themselves beyond pencil and paper.

This school year, it is my hope to start each morning with STEM bins, providing my students time to build simple machines with K'nex, to explore coding with a robotic mouse, to use building straws, blocks, etc. to construct images on task cards, to use circuit kits to investigate electricity, to explore magnets, and more.

These materials will allow my students to build understanding through discovery and hands-on learning. Ultimately, my hope is to use STEM bins to further encourage a love of lifelong learning, taking risks, and thinking outside the box.

Mrs. Chacon
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
K'NEX Education - Intro to Simple Machines: Gears Set – 198 Pieces – Grades 3-5 – Engineering Education Toy • Amazon Business $38.54 2 $77.08
K’NEX Education – Intro to Structures: Bridges Set – 207 Pieces – For Grades 3-5 Construction Education Toy • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set, 83 Pieces • Amazon Business $37.10 1 $37.10
VCANNY Magnetic Blocks, Magnetic Building Blocks, Magnetic Tiles Educational Magnetic Toys for Kids/Boys/Girls (118 Piece) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Resources Dive into Shapes! A"Sea" and Build Geometry Set, 129 Pieces • Amazon Business $27.21 1 $27.21
Snowflake Building Blocks Kids STEM Educational Toys - 250 Piece Mega Set of Plastic Interlocking Discs for Preschool, Toddler and School Boys and Girls - Creative & Development Toy - Feijoa + Pukeko • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
Learning Resources Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run • Amazon Business $22.57 1 $22.57
Elongdi 130 Pieces - Magnetic Building Sticks Building Blocks Set, Magnet Educational Toys Magnetic Blocks Sticks Stacking Toys Set, Non-Toxic Building Toy 3D Puzzle with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
RisingStar Interlocking Toys - Educational Straw Building Blocks for Boys and Girls - Safe and Fun Straws and Connectors Set - Colorful Construction Builders for Motor Skills Development - 340 Pieces • Amazon Business $21.97 1 $21.97
Learning Resources Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game • Amazon Business $19.39 1 $19.39
58 DIY Circuits for Kids,Kids Circuits,Kids Circuit Kit,Science Experiments For Kids,Science Experiments Kits For Kids,Electronic Building Block Kit,Science for Kids,Educational Science Kit Toy • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
[Improved Design] 4 Baseplates, 10 x 10 Large Thick Base Plates for Building Bricks by Brickyard, for Play Table or Displaying Compatible Construction Toys (Green, Blue, Gray, Sand - 4-Pack, Assorted) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
IQ Challenge Set by GamieUSA - 7 Pcs Kids Educational Toys for 5 Year Olds - Highly Stimulating Brain Teasers - Challenging IQ Games, Mental Exercises for Sharp Young Minds - 100% Child Safe … • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
DK Readers L2: Story of Coding • Amazon Business $3.03 1 $3.03

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