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Mrs. Minnick from Plainfield IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Discovering Future Ready STEM Stars

My students need STEM materials such as open ended building materials like Keva Planks, coding robots, and green screen technology to strengthen their 21st Century Skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.

  • $1,479 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have the best job ever! I am a media specialist in a PreK-5 school that has an awesome learning community focused on student success! I am fortunate enough to interact with every student in our building promoting reading, research skills, and problem-solving. Our students are open to new ideas and look forward to challenges that get them moving, thinking, and collaborating. I'm lucky to be able to watch their journey to lifelong learning unfold!

Our students celebrate learning every day and are proud to say, "I did it!"

My Project

Our school takes pride in helping our students reach their full potential. We always strive to provide engaging instructional practices so our students can enjoy the learning process. The media center is an integral part of our learning community and students enjoy choosing great books to read, particpating in Breakout EDU and coding activites, as well as, using our print and non-print resources for classroom projects. As a media specialist, I continue to discover new ways to provide engaging curricular-related activities to help our students become life-long learners.

Creating a Future Ready STEM Lab in our Media Center will extend what students are learning in their classrooms and give them an opportunity to explore engineering principals, science applications, technology innovations, and math concepts in both teacher-directed and open-ended activities.

Utilizing the open ended building materials like the Keva Planks, Zoobs, Squigs, and Magnet tiles will allow our students to explore engineering and design principles. Snap circuits are a fun way to learn beginning circuitry basics. Coding robots will introduce our youngest learners to the language of code so they will be ready to move on to computer-based coding projects in later years. Students will be able to show what they have learned in new and exciting ways using a green screen kit to create amazing video productions. All our learners from PreK-5th grade will be able to learn traditional STEM principles but will also be engaged in the 21st Century Skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.

By donating to our project, you will be helping us build a student-focused learning space in our media center.

Mrs. Minnick
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KEVA Maple: 1000 Plank Set with Bin • AKJ Education $404.96 1 $404.96
Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Classroom Set (LER2862) • Amazon Business $156.20 1 $156.20
Snap Circuits PRO SC-500 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $65.99 2 $131.98
Hakutatz Photography Photo Studio Video Umbrella Lighting Kit 3pcs 45W Light Bulbs Lighting with 3 Backdrop(Green/White/Black) Backdrop Stand Set Kit for Video Studio Portrait Photography Kit • Amazon Business $81.99 1 $81.99
ZOOB BuilderZ 500 Piece Kit • Amazon Business $55.50 1 $55.50
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
Fat Brain Toys Squigz Limited Edition 24 piece set • Amazon Business $24.95 2 $49.90
Q-BA-MAZE 2.0: Rails • AKJ Education $43.76 1 $43.76
Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set, 83 Pieces • Amazon Business $37.10 1 $37.10
Q-BA-MAZE 2.0: Starter Stunt Set • AKJ Education $36.46 1 $36.46
Super Spirograph 75-piece Jumbo Kit (50th Anniversary Edition) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Think Fun Circuit Maze Electric Current Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up - Toy of the Year Finalist, Teaches Players about Circuitry through Fun Gameplay • Amazon Business $29.76 1 $29.76
Q-BA-MAZE 2.0: Big Box • AKJ Education $29.16 1 $29.16
Think Fun Laser Maze (Class 1) Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Award Winning Game for Kids • Amazon Business $24.47 1 $24.47
Spirograph Junior • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
KEVA Brain Builders • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
KEVA Brain Builders Junior • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64

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