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Mrs. Andersen from N Palm Beach FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Create, Wonder, Explore: Encouraging Innovation

My students need to get their hands on materials, like STEM kits, snap circuits, and games, that provide limitless opportunities to investigate, build, and collaborate in our classroom.

  • $603 goal

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My Students

Our classroom is full of adventurous, enthusiastic, fun-loving, inquisitive, eager learners. These students come to school everyday to create, explore, and investigate through hands on learning. We are a Title 1 school, so most of our children come to us with a need for a safe, loving, and comfortable place to learn and grow. Our classroom is a second home to our students. They work cooperatively, support and care about each other. We truly become a family during our time together throughout the school year.

My Project

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four main areas: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We use an interdisiplanary and applied approach by integrating the four subjects and working in our educational program based on real-world applications.

Project based learning (PBL) is a student-centered educational plan that involves a vigorously active classroom approach.

We have seen how students acquire a deeper knowledge through exploration of real-world problems and challenges. If students are interested, invested, and engaged, the learning possibilities are endless.

The coding and STEM supplies that have been requested such as the Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst STEM Kit and the Snap Circuits PRO kit are used during soft starts, choice time, and PBL. These materials provide students with necessary life skills, encouraging them to explore, create and build. We want our students to understand that making mistakes means that you are trying, and tinkering, rebuilding, and modifying is where the learning is really happening. Experience with problem solving and critical thinking while using these materials will help to prepare students for successful futures in STEM fields.

Items such as the SKIL 2354-12 iXO Power Screwdriver With Cutter Attachment are needed to showcase students’ educational gains through PBL and prepare for exhibitions. This helps to build their self confidence, allowing them to create artifacts, videos, teaching materials to proudly showcase the knowledge they’ve acquired.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind Wooden Cuisenaire Rods Introductory Set with Tray (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $68.95 1 $68.95
Snap Circuits PRO SC-500 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $65.99 1 $65.99
Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst STEM Kit | Intro to Engineering, Robotics, Circuit Building Projects for Kids and Teens | DIY Science Experiments Using Real Motors, Real Hardware, Real Wood • Amazon Business $59.00 1 $59.00
Thames & Kosmos Structural Engineering: Bridges & Skyscrapers • Amazon Business $41.31 1 $41.31
SKIL 2354-12 iXO Power Screwdriver With Cutter Attachment • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Kids First Botany - Experimental Greenhouse Kit • Amazon Business $36.01 1 $36.01
Think Fun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award Winner • Amazon Business $29.43 1 $29.43
72 Piece Build and Play Construction Fort • Amazon Business $26.79 1 $26.79
ROBOT WARS Coding Board Game - Learn and Play with Computer Programming. Geeky STEM Toy and Gift for Boys and Girls ages 7 years and up. No Prior Coding Skills Required • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Skoolzy Straws and Connectors Building Kits - 200 pc Fine Motor Skills Interlocking STEM Toys Engineering Bulider Set | Building Toys for Boys & Girls with Travel Tote, Preschool Activity eBook • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Think Fun Code Master Programming Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Teaches Programming Skills Through Fun Gameplay • Amazon Business $16.78 1 $16.78
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
ATLIN Ceiling Hooks (100 Pack) - Drop Ceiling Clips great for Wedding Decorations and Classroom Decorations - T-Bar Clip fits Drop Ceilings, Suspended Ceilings, Tile Ceiling, and Grid Ceiling • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Snap Circuits Battery Eliminator • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Puzzle Balls For Children, By Dondor (24 Pack) • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75

Materials cost

$474.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$511.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.35

Total project goal

$602.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$602.31

1 Donor

-$602.31

Donations toward project cost

-$511.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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