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Mrs. Green from Woodbury MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Character and Conversation Under Construction

Help me give my students STEAM to boost communication and social emotional skills!

  • $1,958 goal

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My Students

My second grade students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. I believe in them and want them to know that they can do anything they set their minds to do! I am always looking for new and innovative ways to get them thinking, questioning, creating, discussing, and taking pride in their learning. With so many children having access to technology most everywhere they go, they are spending more and more time in front of a screen instead of talking and communicating with those around them. I continue to see a need for children to engage in creative play with each other to foster problem-solving, communication, cooperation, respect, empathy, and self-management.

My Project

Character education and communication skills lead to academic and life long achievement. My project is aimed to encourage conversations and teamwork between students in my classroom while engaging in STEAM activities. The interactions students have with each other to be creative thinkers, "construction workers", and problem solvers will further develop their conversational skills, character, and social emotional learning. I chose resources that my students will be able to choose from during our Friday Free-choice time when students are building friendships with classmates while engaging in educational activities to support their learning. The variety activities allow for collaboration, listening to others, working out conflicts, perseverance, community building, and are all STEAM based resources.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ969 - Classic Birch Big Bins See-Inside Storage Unit - 12 Cubby • Lakeshore Learning Materials $499.00 1 $499.00
KT8087 - STEM Bundle - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $393.99 1 $393.99
Lego 10697 Building Large Box Creator XXL, 1500 Pieces • Amazon Business $187.94 1 $187.94
LM122 - See-Inside Bins - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
MindWare MDW68498 Builder Set (144 Piece) • Amazon Business $94.99 1 $94.99
Crazy Forts,Purple, 69 pieces • Amazon Business $40.88 2 $81.76
K’NEX 70 Model Building Set – 705 Pieces – Ages 7+ Engineering Education Toy • Amazon Business $37.44 2 $74.88
LEGO Education Wheels Set • Amazon Business $51.95 1 $51.95
LEGO Education Small Building Plates Set • Amazon Business $41.62 1 $41.62
Think Fun Block By Block • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
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
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
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

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