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Mrs. Dearmon from Midlothian VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engineering for All

Help me give my students more materials to explore with and use their imagination to engineer!

  • $175 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school introduced a STEAM program last year. We are a public school in Midlothian, VA. Our school has special education up to fifth grade for a total of 950 students. This new STEAM program allows all ages to come and enjoy the lab and create imaginative projects. Each week grades PK-5 and an autism class come through the doors excited to see what design challenge or technology project they will be working on for the week.

When you walk into our lab, there are sounds of children collaborating, communicating, and creatively designing many projects.

Just in one day, about 140 students will enter my classroom and use their imagination. Many days I get students that say, "I will see you today in STEAM!" The class is exciting and they love it.

My Project

In my classroom, I teach general education with some special education students grouped heterogeneously. During our math block, I hope to encourage my students to use these manipulative items to explore math concepts concretely.

During math stations, students can use these materials to problem solve and learn to work collaboratively.

Taking a math concept and "building" the answer helps before transferring it to paper. I have found that special education students understand mathematical concepts a bit easier by using manipulatives. These materials will not only work during math workshop, but will be great to use in the mornings during our exploratory time.

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
AveryLu 500 PCS Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle, Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, Building Construction Toys A Great STEM Toy • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98

Materials cost

$116.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$148.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.24

Total project goal

$174.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$174.94

4 Donors

-$85.00

Donations toward project cost

-$76.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.25

match offer

-$84.65

Match offer toward project cost

-$71.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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