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Ms. Saldana from Fort Worth TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Critical Thinking Fun with STEM Bins!

My students need various materials such as magnetic blocks, legos, and wooden planks to have the opportunity to explore and engage with STEM Bins.

  • $186 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach in Fort Worth at a school of 700+ students where the majority get free breakfast and lunch. School supplies, uniforms, and weekend food bags are also provided for many of our students.

My students are sweet, caring, and energetic third graders who love learning Math through songs, puzzles, games, and even math literature.

In third grade, multiplication and division are their favorite and they work so hard to master their facts. They love looking for math everywhere in our world and can't wait to tell me all about their daily math encounters.

My Project

I am always looking for ways my students can improve their critical thinking skills. Using everyday objects and popular toys such as Legos, will give them the ability to explore those items in new and exciting ways.

Let's be honest, kids who create develop stronger problem-solving skills and thrive as a student!

They will be able to take their curiosity to the next level by using Science and Math to engineer various projects.

My students will have the opportunity to expand their critical thinking skills by using items such as straws, pipe cleaners, blocks, cups, and so much more in engaging STEM activities.

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Ms. Saldana
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 52 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Creative Builder Box 10703 (Exclusive) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Magformers Basic Set (30 pieces) magnetic building blocks, educational magnetic tiles, magnetic building STEM toy • Amazon Business $28.20 1 $28.20
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $10.26 2 $20.52
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Giant Magnetic Foam Tangrams • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Creative Arts by Charles Leonard Chenille Stems, Jumbo Fluffy Thick Stem, 6 MM x 12 Inch, Assorted Colors, 100/Bag (65600) • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
Kizmos Flex Straws, Assorted, 125 Count • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Multicraft Imports Mini Popsicle Sticks-Colored 2-1/8" 150/Pkg • Amazon Business $3.40 1 $3.40

Materials cost

$125.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$157.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.76

Total project goal

$185.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$185.05

1 Donor

-$185.05

Donations toward project cost

-$157.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.76

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$0.00

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