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Mrs. Bumgarner from Lexington NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Our Imagination!

My students need bins, 3D magnetic building blocks, flexible building sticks, and star flex connecting blocks STEM toys to enhance their imagination and creativity.

  • $334 goal

This project expired on November 10, 2018.

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My Students

I teach Kindergarten in the small community of Welcome, North Carolina. I love teaching kindergarten because, for most of my students, it is the first time being exposed to a school-like setting. I am always amazed by the growth from the beginning of the year until the end.

My Kindergarten students are bright learners, innovative thinkers, and problem solvers.

They have big ideas and set goals for themselves. My students come for many different backgrounds but they never cease to amaze me in what they are able to accomplish. In my class, I teach my students to leave heart prints by being respectful, caring for others, and showing kindness. Because of them my heart overflows with heart prints!

My Project

My students love to create, collaborate, and use their imagination through social centers. I want to create a STEM area in my classroom where students can use their imagination to plan, design, and create different things.

This will promote problem solving, innovations, and creative thinking!

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Some of the items we need to make this center come to life are 3d magnetic building blocks, flexible building sticks, and star flex connecting blocks. With these 3 items my students will be able to enhance each of these areas.

Some examples include:

-Sort and build objects

-Create bigger shapes using smaller shapes with the 3d magnetic blocks

-Make shapes using the flexible building sticks

-Plan and create settings using different types of magnetic blocks or build them using the flexible building sticks and star flex blocks.

-Design maps and build communities or towns

The plastic containers with lids will be used for storage bins of our items as well as sensory bins in the Stem and block center. These items will not only help this class but many classes in the future.

Mrs. Bumgarner
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STERILITE 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $32.19 2 $64.38
TOQIBO Magnetic Blocks Building Set 3D Magnetic Tiles Educational Toys By For Kids/Toddlers/Children With Storage Bag - 76PCS • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Building Set, 150 Pieces • Amazon Business $38.63 1 $38.63
Marble Run Set, Glonova 127 Pcs Marble Race Track for Kids with Glass Marbles Upgrade Top Quality Marble Set • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Peradix Building Toys 111 PCS Flexible Building Sticks for Kids STEM Learning Toys Set Educational Activity, DIY Gift Soft Bendable Sculpting Sticks Motor Skill Toys Building Blocks with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $27.59 1 $27.59
Star Flex Creative Connecting Construction Kit for Kids by Skoolzy - STEM Manipluative Brain Building Toy Montessori Games Preschool Kindergarten • Amazon Business $22.41 1 $22.41

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