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Mrs. Pitts from Morrison OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building the Basics of STEM

My students need GeoSmart GeoSpheres, K'NEX, Play-Doh, and craft supplies to extend their reading and creativity through building and design with STEM bins and STEM challenges!

  • $392 goal

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My Students

We are an excited group of 2nd graders in two classrooms who will be glad to share these materials! Our school is a Title I school with demonstrated needs in reading and math literacy. Introducing STEM as an extension of our regular curriculum will give our students a hands-on experience with planning, design, construction and problem-solving. All skills that they will carry for a lifetime! We look forward to making connections between literature and our life! Becoming confident in our skills will boost all areas of our learning!

My Project

STEM education does not have to be boring and stand alone in curriculum! In our 2nd grade classrooms we look forward to a regular STEM block in our school day this year as an extension of our math and reading learning. By setting up manipulative STEM bins the 2nd grade will have many opportunities to put their math and reading learning into practice!

Plan, design, build, fail, review, question, rebuild, experience and succeed!

All of these steps are what building the basics of STEM are made of! We have requested many different types of building materials, including simple items like craft sticks and VELCRO, dominos, and 1 inch cubes which will be the basics for our STEM activity cards and challenges. Additionally, we have some more unusual building materials on our list too! Items like magnetic blocks and K'NEX blocks will let our designs really come to life!

A partner project by my co-teacher will allow us to bring many STEM related literature selections into our classroom libraries. These books, along with the materials in this project will be shared by the two 2nd grade classrooms! We intend to use the lamination and binder rings to create our library of task cards and challenge cards for easy access for the students. Additionally, we have requested large chart paper to allow collaborative planning and design to be drawn out as part of the process!

We are so excited for this project and cannot wait to share student learning and creation with our families!

Mrs. Pitts
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 50 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GeoSmart GeoSphere • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Business Source 25"x30" Self-stick Easel Pads, 4/Pack (38592) • Amazon Business $55.84 1 $55.84
K’NEX – 52 Model Building Set – 618 Pieces – Ages 7+ Engineering Education Toy • Amazon Business $29.88 1 $29.88
Sticky Back Coins Clear Dots Hook and Loop Self Adhesive Dot Tapes 3/4" Diameter 1000pcs(500 Pair) - White • Amazon Business $13.48 2 $26.96
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 2 $20.90
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Supla 120pcs 1 inch Natural Solid Cube Wooden Unfinished Craft Wood Blocks Wood Cubes for DIY Craft Gifts (120pcs) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
6 inch Jumbo Craft Sticks in Bright Colors - 500 Pack • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
School Smart Nickel Plated Steel Loose Leaf Ring, 1 Inch, Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
240pcs Authentic Basswood Stand Wooden Kids Domino Racing Toy Gamedar • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00

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