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Mrs. Hawkins from Brooklyn MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Curiosity and Critical Thinking Through STEM!

Help me give my students STEM materials to develop curiosity and growth mindset.

  • $513 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 23 first grade students are growing and learning in the same small community in which I grew up, the place that inspired me to learn, think creatively, and become a teacher! This group of students loves to find answers to questions about the world around them. They enjoy building, creating, and making new discoveries each day. Through educational play and investigations, they are learning how to work as a team, and to make sense of important skills that generate math and science understanding.

Many of my students are on the bus early in the morning and come to school to enjoy school-wide free breakfast.

This can be an hour and a half of bus riding and sitting in the cafeteria for many. This makes for a long morning before we even begin our day of studies, but it hasn't stopped them from coming to class excited to learn and ready to fill their curious minds with new and exciting information!

My Project

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them items to keep them curious on a daily basis. Learning by doing and creating leads to an exciting and stimulating classroom environment students want to return to day after day. These materials will be extremely beneficial for my students. They will be able to come in each day and choose items that interest them and start their day off with a mindset that is geared to learn more.

I have seen how using STEM materials that engage curiosity has positively affected my student's work demeanor throughout the entire day, and believe these additional options will help them grow even more!

Mrs. Hawkins
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH938 - The Ultimate Fort Builder • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
PP638 - The Three Billy Goats Gruff Problem Solving STEM Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
GG127 - Remote-Control Gear-Bot • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT498 - Gadgets & Gizmos Invention Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT223 - I Can Build It! Architecture Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP752 - Vehicle Building Engineering Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP751 - Bridge Building Engineering Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC644 - Write & Wipe Blueprint Mats - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$399.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$435.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.93

Total project goal

$512.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$512.84

10 Donors

-$340.00

Donations toward project cost

-$304.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

match offer

-$155.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$131.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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