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Ms. Kimmel from Irvine CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Critical Thinking and Collaboration with STEM Tools

My students need STEM tools like LEGOS and play dough to support their critical thinking and collaboration skills.

  • $248 goal

This project expired on May 24, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 30 ethnically and linguistically diverse first grade students in a self-contained general education classroom in Southern California. My first graders are very curious and love to learn! They are 21st Century students who engage in critical thinking and collaborative conversations in various content areas throughout the school day and they use technology to support their learning.

My first grade students are becoming digital literate citizens and lifelong learners which will prepare them to lead us into the future.

My Project

My first grade students will use the STEM activities to build their collaboration and critical thinking skills as well as prepare them for learning in the 21 Century. Using these hands-on STEM materials and tools, my first graders will work together in small groups to collaborate and create projects, such as building towers or symbols.

In particular, these STEM materials and tools will foster my students' creative minds, collaboration skills, and logical reasoning skills.

This also will enrich their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts as I connect it to the first grade curriculum and content standards. The STEM materials and tools will spark my students' curiosity while they develop their 21 Century skills and beyond.

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $48.00 1 $48.00
Straws and Connectors Building and Construction Set, Includes 720 Pcs and FREE Storage container • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Learning Resources Wooden Pattern Blocks, Set of 250 • Amazon Business $19.05 1 $19.05
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $17.75 1 $17.75
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
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
Vkey 500pcs (250 Pair Sets) 3/4" Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White-Delivery By FBA • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$162.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$210.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.07

Total project goal

$247.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$247.15

1 Donor

-$123.57

Donations toward project cost

-$105.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.53

match offer

-$123.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$105.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.54

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$0.00

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