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Mrs. Ureña from North Hills CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creativity and Problem Solving Through STEM

My students need Magna-Tiles and other STEM toys in order for them to create amazing 3-D structures and develop problem-solving and teamwork skills while having fun.

  • $458 goal

This project expired on August 19, 2018.

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My Students

I am a first year teacher, teaching kindergarten to 25 of the sweetest, artistic, loving and smart 5-6 year old kids. They love coming to school and are always eager to learn new things. Each day, I strive to do my best to help my students learn with the school supplies and tools that we have. I do my best to make my classroom a positive and nurturing environment for them everyday.

All of my students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Most of my students are English Language Learners.

Many of my students live in multi-generational homes and their parents work 2-3 jobs just to make ends meet.

My Project

I would like for my students to explore the world STEM. To do so, my class needs resources and manipulatives to allow them to explore engineering with a hands-on approach.

My students can learn while they are playing, collaborating and constructing.

The Magna-Tiles, Bristle Builders, Playstix, Interlocking Plastic Discs and building sets will allow my students to create, explore and build structures. My students will be able to work independently, with a partner or in a group. This will allow for my students to have meaningful ways of communication.

The possibilities are endless. Please help my kindergartners have access to concrete materials that can enable them to learn while they play.

Mrs. Ureña
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set • Amazon Business $119.95 1 $119.95
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 32 Piece Set • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Building Set, 150 Pieces • Amazon Business $38.63 1 $38.63
Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set - 85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Glass Marbles • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Bristle Building Blocks Toys Set, ihoven 150 PCS Educational 3D Bristle Building Tiles Blocks Toy Kit for Kids Bristle Construction Stacking Shapes Set for Boys and Toddlers - In Delicate Gift Box • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
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
Linking Math Manipulatives Learning Toys - 120 Skoolzy Rainbow Math Links Counters with Tote & Preschool Learning Activities eBook - Kids Counting Toys Kindergarten Fine Motor Skills with Tote • Amazon Business $15.88 1 $15.88
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 $12.99 1 $12.99

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