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

Developing Language and Problem-Solving Skills Through STEM

Help me give my students STEM activities: Design & Build Engineering Centers, a magnetic write and wipe center to build and plan, and two STEM kits to use at the magnetic center.

  • $458 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach kindergarten students at a high-needs school. Almost half of my students are English Learners. They need extra support so that they can exceed grade level standards by the end of the year.

My students need support in content, but also in developing proficiency in English, so I constantly look for innovative ways to meet their needs.

Their academic and social needs are diverse, so meeting them is a challenge that keeps me learning!

The families, students and I want to make the most out of their kindergarten year!

My Project

Kindergarten students are motivated to learn through play. These STEM kits provide different play experiences which encourage the use of problem-solving skills. As students solve problems together, they will develop language and social skills. For example, while creating a path for marbles on the magnetic board, students will negotiate which materials they will use and who will do which job. This creates an opportunity to resolve conflict and figure out together what will serve their purpose- all through meaningful interaction!

Before STEM experiences, we will hold a brief class meeting to help students vocalize their plan for the day and set intentions for social problem-solving, which gives a daily opportunity for students develop stronger presentation skills.

Providing these highly engaging STEM kits will foster the development of important life skills.

Ms. Parker
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP750X - Design & Build Engineering Centers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $125.00 1 $125.00
LA583 - Stand-Up Magnetic Write & Wipe Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
PP777 - Create-A-Path Magnetic Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LL570 - Engineer-A-Coaster Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$324.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$389.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.65

Total project goal

$457.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$457.69

7 Donors

-$229.00

Donations toward project cost

-$194.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.35

match offer

-$228.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$194.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.30

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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