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Mrs. Houser from New Britain CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Crafty Students Request STEM Supplies

My students need more hands-on materials especially in the areas of engineering and building such as imagination sets, boomwhackers, and bristle blocks.

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My Students

The excitement of "Fun Friday" isn't just once a's every day. This year my students requested more STEAM such as science and art experiments as well as computer activities. Many of our new resources are used on a daily basis during STEM and free-choice time.

My students come to school with many concerns outside of their control so, in our classroom, we utilize teamwork and social skills to the fullest potential.

Our school is a small school making a big difference for students who have been placed in our building for various personal/private reasons. Many of them do not have "typical" experiences prior to entering the school system. Here, they receive additional resources and opportunities such as a smaller class size, as well as strategies for social and emotional learning in addition to academic skills.

My Project

My multi-age self-contained classroom is made up of students in grades K-3 and they LOVE learning new skills. I continue to make and aquire new manipulatives to keep the curriculum fast-paced and interesting to my active learners.

I would like to purchase several types of building blocks, manipulatives, and STEM based items for my students and their siblings.

They are making progress in their daily learning and I intend to allow families to borrow some of these materials. The benefit of a multi-age classroom is that families get to know their teachers and bringing home items becomes more of a family-night activity rather than a homework assignment that will get lost. Last year, students borrowed (and returned responsibly) books, math manipulatives, power pens, 3D pens, board games, etc.

For this project, we are going to add kinetic sand, Bristle Blocks, Wedgits, Boomwhackers, fidget snakes, more Spot It games, and Clorox Wipes (to keep these materials fresh). These items have been used by students with visiting teachers or requested after seeing media commercials. The students and I appreciate your support as we maintain a variety of materials to use in class and borrow for home use.

Mrs. Houser
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 15 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Boomwhackers C Major Diatonic Scale Set with Octavator Caps 8-Pack • Amazon Business $35.98 1 $35.98
WEDGiTS 15 Piece Starter Imagination Set • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
Yoovi Early Learning Basic Life Skills Learn to Dress Boards - Zip, Snap, Button, Buckle, Lace & Tie 6 pcs/set • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
BRISTLE BLOCKS By BATTAT Safari Adventure Building Toys (85 Piece), Multi • Amazon Business $18.25 1 $18.25
Ganowo Magic Snake Cube Mini 6 Pack-24 Blocks Twist Puzzle Collection Brain Teaser Toy Snake Ruler Fidget Toys Sets Gift for Kids Game Geometric • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
MasterPieces NFL League Version Spot It • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Spot it! Adventure Fun Card Game • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Lysol - Disinfecting Wipes - 4x80ct - Lemon & Lime Blossom - Disinfectant - Cleaning - Sanitizing • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Kinetic Sand, 3Lbs Beach Sand For Ages 3 & Up • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
XIECCX Maze Ball Labyrinth Globe Toys 100 Challenging Barriers Best Gift Magic Puzzle Game Independent Play for Children 6 Years • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.17 1 $8.17

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