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Mrs. Lockhart Smith from Indianapolis IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engineering for Little Hands

My students need big building toys to encourage science and math thinking.

  • $322 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach scholars who are three to five years of age in a public school setting in an urban community. I serve students from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures and socioeconomics. Our school district has a seventy percent plus, free or reduced price breakfast and lunch population.

I primarily teach children with special needs (including multiple disabilities, autism, visual, hearing, sensory and attention deficit disorders).

However, I also teach children who are typical developing and children with English as a second language.

My Project

I believe that we have a huge responsibility to initiate a love and desire of learning before our students begin kindergarten. Because kids learn by playing, they need a classroom environment with a variety of hands on manipulatives (including over sized building blocks like the dream builders set).

My goal is to create meaningful STEM learning opportunities inside my classroom.

I want to give my students the opportunity to experience a variety of engineering, math, and science learning in a playful way. I wish to foster a love of learning through play. I wish to promote problem solving, develop social skills, and encourage math and science thinking.

Mrs. Lockhart Smith
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dream Builder Set (19 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $119.95 2 $239.90

Materials cost

$239.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$273.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.26

Total project goal

$321.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$321.76

3 Donors

-$152.06

Donations toward project cost

-$144.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.81

match offer

-$152.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$129.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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