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Ms. Drapac from Merrillville IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Creation Stations!

My students need hands-on building and engineering centers to have access to hands-on materials to make strong connections between what we are learning during reading/math to real-life like scenarios these centers create.

  • $675 goal

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My Students

My classroom consists of 17 students all 4 year old with amazing personalities. My students qualified for the EK program by showing a need in the areas of academics as well as social and emotional needs. We strongly believe that students need a well rounded education that not only focuses on the core academics but fosters the social/emotional needs for all students. Our classroom is a hands-on learning center! We teach the students sign language as an additional form of communication. The use of sign language in the classroom allows for the student to learn new vocabulary quickly as the student pairs a movement with a word.

My Project

The building brick STEM listed will assist the students in hands-on learning projects to keep their small hands fully engaged to better understand the concept at hand. We call these centers their "creation stations" where they can imagine, build, and create objects of their choosing. The students love to show off their creations to staff and other classmates. We are seeing a huge impact in engagement, imagination, team building, and critical thinking with student led centers at the creation stations. The more the students can explore and create the more engaging and exciting the classroom becomes!

The sensory play materials will allow the class to use all 5 of their senses to explore and discover the world around them in a unique way.

Ms. Drapac
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP750X - Design & Build Engineering Centers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $125.00 2 $250.00
PP385X - Washable Sensory Play Materials?- Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
HH887 - Waterway Pipe Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT758 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit - Pre K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP273 - Sensory Tubs - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.50 1 $26.50
DB906 - Playstix® Super Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE290 - Design & Build Water Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

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