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Mrs. Rivera from Gladstone MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Preschool Engineers with STEAM-Based Building Materials

My students need hands-on building materials like Magna-Tiles, Design & Build Engineering Centers, Vehicle Building Engineering Centers, and Design & Build Water Blocks and STEAM-related literature.

  • $586 goal

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My Students

My students come ready to learn with a love for learning despite their challenges. We are a Title 1 preschool program for students who are low-income, English language learners, or struggle in the areas of cognitive, social, or emotional abilities. Our school's population qualifies for 69% free and reduced lunch and represents 18 countries with 24 native languages.

I working to prepare my preschoolers to thrive in the 21st century by incorporating high-quality STEM in the classroom.

In addition, to be proficient in science, technology, engineering, and math through multiple experiences in exploration and purposeful play.

My Project

My students need building materials that focus on STEAM like Magna-Tiles, Design & Build Engineering Centers, Vehicle Building Engineering Center, and Design & Build Water Blocks. I want the children to explore, engage, and create during learning center time with a variety of literature and building material. They will be able to use these manipulatives during our whole group, small group, and learning centers. Our students will be better and learn through creation, invention, construction, and design.

In addition to these materials for hands-on learning, a selection of related books will help my students think of ways to invent their own creations.

Moreover, the children will have fun and learning will be meaningful and relevant.

Mrs. Rivera
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 1 $125.00
PP752 - Vehicle Building Engineering Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
EE290 - Design & Build Water Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP565 - Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit - Pre K-Gr. 2 - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Engaging Learners Through Artmaking: Choice-Based Art Education in the Classroom (TAB) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Extreme Bricks: Spectacular, Record-Breaking, and Astounding LEGO Projects from around the World • Amazon Business $20.15 1 $20.15
The LEGO Architect • Amazon Business $17.01 1 $17.01
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Look at That Building!: A First Book of Structures • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
When I Build With Blocks • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
Engineering in Our Everyday Lives (Engineering Close-up) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Building a House (Mulberry Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How a House Is Built • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64

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