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Ms. McAllister from Cleveland OH is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Center Activities for Creativity and STEM Learning

Help me give my students art supplies and STEM activities to promote active learning.

  • $511 goal

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My Students

I teach third grade at a public school in Cleveland. My students are earnest, hard-working, curious children. They are motivated to learn but show the most significant growth when they engage with the curriculum through hands on activities. Instead of listening to a lecture, my students interact with the subject matter to solve a problem or create something.

My students excel at activities that allow for creativity and social interaction.

I emphasize positive communication and cooperation in my classroom. Making sure that each student feels that they are part of a learning community where everyone feels challenged and supported is my goal.

My Project

During small-group guided reading instruction, the children work at standards-based centers. This allows me to meet with students while the rest of the class is working independently. In addition to a literacy center and a math center, I want to offer a center that focuses on creativity and self expression, and fosters an interest in STEM learning. I am asking for these materials to provide activities to spark imagination and exploration.

Students will be excited to see what the center is each day.

It may be an art activity, or the opportunity to build something with construction toys. They may write about what they see through a kaleidoscope or diffraction glasses. They may find a challenge to be met configuring chopsticks or play a cooperative game with classmates.

By providing a variety of hands-on, engaging activities for my students, I will ensure that they stay on-task, motivated, and in love with learning.

Ms. McAllister
Grades 3-5

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hand2mind STEM Bins Kit by Brooke Brown for Kids (Set of 12) - 18 Different Manipulatives, 8 Challenge Yourself Cards, 8 Writing Prompt Cards, and Teacher Guide • Amazon Business $129.95 1 $129.95
Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set - 100 Complete Pieces + Free Instruction App (85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Glass Marbles) • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Pentel Arts Oil Pastels, 432 Piece Classroom Size Pack (PHN-12CP) • Amazon Business $28.11 1 $28.11
iPlay, iLearn Kids Wooden Building Block Set, 72 PCS Wood Castle Blocks Kit, Natural Wooden Stacking Cubes, Educational Montessori Toy for Age 3, 4, 5 Year Olds Up, Children, Preschoolers, Boys, Girls • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
The Yoga Garden Game • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Korano Magnetic Blocks Building Toys for Kids, Magnetic Tiles STEM Kit Educational Stacking Blocks Toys for Boys and Girls with Storage Bag (56PCS) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Rainbow Scratch Art Paper with 10 Stylus Pens - 100-Pack Rainbow Art Scratch-off Papers, Rainbow Sketch Pad, Black Doodle Pad, Perfect for DIY Kids Art Craft Classroom Project, 8.27 x 11.02 Inches • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Mypre Wooden Rainbow Blocks Toy Stacking Stacker for Kids Toddlers Baby Building Preschool Learing Educational Toys Geometry Creative Nesting Color Sorter Recognition Puzzles • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Creative Kids Flakes - 600 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Fun, Creative Building - Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
YOGI FUN Kids Yoga Cards Kit with Illustrations, Rhyming Poems, Birthday Activity and 2 DIY Dice • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Rob's Super Happy Fun Store 20 Pair Fireworks Diffraction Glasses (16 Standard Diffraction Glasses + 4 Hearts Diffraction Glasses) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Yaomiao Kaleidoscope Goggles Rainbow Prism Sunglasses with Glasses Cloth for Rave Party Festival Decoration Favors (White, Pink, Black, 3 Pieces) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
ROYLCO R5841 Optical Illusion 7 by 7-Inch Rubbing Plates, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
SPADORIVE 3 Pack Magic Kaleidoscope Toy for Kids Adults 3D Mirror Lens Kaleidoscope Party Favors Stretchable Long Classic Kaleidoscope Toy Educational Science Developmental Toy (Blue) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Yoga Garden Game Pose Card Expansion Deck • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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