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Mrs. DeMello from Providence RI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Don't Forget To Use The STEM

My students need STEM activities to compete with 21st century skills. They need to build things from the ground up using cooperation in small groups and problem solve to end with a product that works

  • $635 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Successful learning starts with the students. My students learn from the beginning of the year about perseverance and what it looks like in the classroom. They have a zest for learning and very often I can see "the light bulb" go on for many of my students when they understand something. It is what drives me to work harder for them. They know that they shouldn't let the fact that they are inner city kids hold them back, but that it will only be a bigger force to drive them to work harder. I get them to understand that reaching out to the community partners around us is important in making connections and to get others' help. It really makes a difference to see them succeed after knowing they worked hard to get there!

My Project

Getting the Real World STEM Challenges small group kit will allow my students to problem solve and work together to end up with an object that really works and shows their innovative abilities. They can access the STEM Nonfiction book set and read on topics of how others have made things work and how people used different resources to get things to work. They can plan out their steps, test hypotheses, and draw conclusions in their STEM journals on science lessons learning about water & motion and they can even assign a project manager who can chart the group's progress on their dry erase board. All of this will be possible with the kit, nonfiction books and STEM journals when this project is funded!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP908 - Real-World STEM Challenges Small-Group Kit - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
PP897 - STEM Journal - Gr. 2-3 - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 3 $89.97
TS692 - STEM Nonfiction Book Set - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $73.50 1 $73.50
PH346 - 24" x 36" Magnetic Write & Wipe Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
PH345 - 18" x 24" Magnetic Write & Wipe Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT761 - Learn to Code File Folder Games - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
PP873 - Magnetic Folder Bins - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.99 1 $23.99
FF511 - 1-Minute Sand Timers - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$501.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$538.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.11

Total project goal

$634.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$634.05

4 Donors

-$422.02

Donations toward project cost

-$358.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.30

match offer

-$212.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$180.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.80

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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