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Ms. Bates from Portland TN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

BUILDing Our Future

My students need Keva Structures and LEGO sets to incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) into our daily curriculum.

  • $212 goal

This project expired on September 9, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are wonderful, smart first graders! They are eager to learn about the world around them. Every child is unique. Most first graders are in perpetual motion - squirming while sitting, busy noise in a classroom, wanting to make friends, thriving on encouragement, and learning best through discovery.

Our school is a small public, rural school with 261 students enrolled for daily instruction.

It is in a rural community of 10,046 residents, with a very industrial economy. The school provides collaboration opportunities, differentiated strategies, and a positive learning environment for the students. The community supports education through volunteering, small grant funding, hosting field trips, and donating supplies.

My Project

The educational and enrichment activities offered through STEM enhance the first grade curriculum.

Donations to this project will allow students to have access to Keva Structures and LEGO Sets.

The activities offered will be hands-on instruction, with an emphasis on STEM. Students will be able to create, design, and implement a plan with each block set. Students will be able to test and improve the plan, by adding or deleting blocks. The block sets will allow for various group work (individual, small group, and whole group).

Critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity are skills that are strengthened by hands-on learning. By studying the subjects of STEM, students are learning important problem solving skills. Students will be encouraged to explore and discover new things about engineering!

Ms. Bates
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KEVA(r) Structures 200 Plank Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.46 2 $84.92
LEGO(r) Creative Brick Set (45020) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $62.95 1 $62.95

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