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Mrs. McNew from Saint Cloud MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engineering is Elementary

My students need these STEM materials such as KEVA Planks, Lincoln Logs, and K'Nex so they have hands on, experiential learning while building unique opportunities to design and solve challenges relevant to their lives.

  • $449 goal

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My Students

Our students work on being safe, respectful and responsible every day. We come to school excited to learn about the world around us. We are an extremely diverse group of learners with a high EL population.

These children are all unique with diverse interests and talents!

They are active, curious, and waiting for opportunities to explore and be amazed at the world beyond our walls and our community!

They want to be astute problem solvers and are ready for learning challenges.

My Project

As a STEM School we work on teaching our students to build with their hands which fosters creativity and sparks the imagination. In each classroom we provide STEM bins so students can use them in various concepts throughout the day. Using easy snap together materials like K'Nex and Tinker Toys help children problem solve what will and will not work in designs. They can build story settings or engineer a car. As students work with materials such as straws and pipe cleaners you can see the wheels turning in their minds as they figure out how to put things together as well as take them apart.

Students learn better by doing and STEM stimulates the mind and keeps students actively engaged.

Using Brain Flakes students can work on spatial reasoning and problem solving skills. Our green screen and green suit will enhance student voice as they share the concepts they've learned in a creative video outlet.

Through our STEM bins students will put their science and engineering skills to use to become thinkers and innovators using their creative brains to replicate scientific concepts and make connections to their world.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LINCOLN LOGS - 100th Anniversary Tin - 111 All-Wood Pieces - Ages 3+ Construction Education Toy • Amazon Business $49.88 1 $49.88
K'NEX 100 Model Building Set - 863 Pieces - Ages 7+ Engineering Educational Toy • Amazon Business $44.54 1 $44.54
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set - 200 Pieces - For Ages 3+ Preschool Educational Toy • Amazon Business $37.26 1 $37.26
Wheels, Straws and Connectors Stem Toys - Skoolzy Kids Educational Toys for 3, 4, 5, 6 Year Olds - 400pc Fine Motor Skills Engineering Toys For Girls, Boys Building Kits Tinker Design Activities Set • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
LimoStudio Photo Video Chromakey Green Suit Green Chroma Key Body Suit for Photo Video Effect, AGG779 • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Snowflake Building Blocks Kids STEM Educational Toys - 250 Piece Mega Set of Plastic Interlocking Discs for Preschool, Toddler and School Boys and Girls - Creative & Development Toy - Feijoa + Pukeko • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
Straw Constructor Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Building Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls • 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 $12.99 1 $12.99
Andoer 1.6 x 3M / 5 x 10FT Photography Studio Non-woven Backdrop / Background Screen 3 Colors for Option Black White Green • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Wooden Cubes - 3/4 Inch - Wood Square Blocks For Math, Puzzle Making, Crafts & DIY Projects (3/4") - by Craftparts Direct - Bag of 100 • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
4M Doodling Robot • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
4M Magnet Science Kit • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Acerich 300 Pcs Assorted Colors Pipe Cleaners DIY Art Craft Decorations Chenille Stems (6 mm x 12 Inch) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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