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Mrs. Payne from Bakersfield CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Downtown Dragons on FIRE for STEAM

Help me give my students science, technology, engineering, math and art activities to engage them in mind blowing learning!

  • $987 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have a classroom full of students that love to learn, create, read and explore.

They come from families heavily engaged in our local economies such as energy production and agriculture.

They enjoy activities such as Robotics, various sports, Choir, Music, Battle of the Books Math Bowl, and Academic Pentathlon. Their eagerness is infectious and creates an exciting learning environment!

I don't think it's just hopeful thinking to say that our students will be our communities future leaders, educators and innovators!

My Project

The activities and books I am requesting will provide my students with challenging, interesting activities that will enhance their learning and correlate with NGSS.

I'm excited to see the students taking thoughtful risks, engaged in experiential learning, persistent in problem-solving, embracing collaboration and working through the creative process.

My hope is that these activities and books will spark new fires in our students and encourage them to investigate their own ideas. The confidence boost earned from STEAM activities is extraordinary and effects their attitude in other areas of study. Whether it is science, art or coding, the students learn invaluable skills.

Mrs. Payne
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
K'Nex Renewable Energy • AKJ Education $180.00 1 $180.00
Snap Circuits® Sound • AKJ Education $65.19 1 $65.19
PP438 - Hydraulics Engineering STEM Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
13141-1011 - Grafix Chipboard Pack - 8 1/2" x 11", Assorted, Pkg of 15 • Blick Art Materials $4.36 11 $47.96
PP751 - Bridge Building Engineering Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
K'Nex Intro to Structures: Bridges • AKJ Education $39.99 1 $39.99
03274-1010 - ArtBin Carrying Case, Extra Large - 17"W x 12-3/8"H x 3-7/8"D, Translucent White • Blick Art Materials $15.15 2 $30.30
03274-1020 - ArtBin Carrying Case - Medium, 14" x 10 1/4" x 3 3/8", Translucent White • Blick Art Materials $9.26 3 $27.78
70284-1004 - Art Lab for Kids: Express Yourself • Blick Art Materials $18.39 1 $18.39
BK386 - Violet the Pilot Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
BK381 - Iggy Peck, Architect Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.95 1 $17.95
12233-1040 - Folia Oragami Sheets - 8" x 8", Assorted, 500 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $15.50 1 $15.50
Swap! • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
SVT6022 - Magna-Tiles® Cars Expansion Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Breakthrough How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Secret Subway • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Hello Ruby • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ada's Ideas • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Fearless Flyer • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
55630-7009 - Alvin French Curves Set - Set of 3 • Blick Art Materials $6.95 1 $6.95

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