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Ms. Carroll from Dorchester MA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engineering Materials For Kindersteam!

My students need Kapla blocks, Straws and Connectors, Box Rivets and Bloco toys to get an array of engineering activities that will build their confidence and competence.

  • $717 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

This year we have built houses out of marshmallows, Dots and toothpicks, beaver dams out of mud, sticks and rocks, and protective "pumpkin packages" out of tape, straws, plates, paper towels and string. Our students love "thinking with their hands" and we want to continue giving them a chance to do so!

Our students are an awesome group of kindergarteners who are very excited about engineering!

They love to build things and learn about building. We want our students to see themselves as young engineers, to have their interest in engineering grow, and for them to envision the possibility of becoming engineers, if they so choose. We want students to be excited about and engaged in learning and to find school relevant to their lives. We want them to see themselves as part of a global community and have some knowledge about people who live in different places and do things differently than they do. We want our students to believe in themselves and their potential to do whatever it is they are interest in.

My Project

During science time on Thursdays and Fridays, a volunteer conducts engineering challenges with the students. We are proposing to use these materials during these sessions to get the students building. We need Kapla blocks, Straws and Connectors, Box Rivets and Bloco toys to get an array of engineering activities that will build their confidence and competence. In addition, by purchasing several kits, our students will be able to perform the intended challenges as well as use and combine parts from different kits to make their own creations. The variety in these materials will give the students an array of building materials so they become even more creative and flexible in their thinking. From these experiences they will gain confidence and experience in building things and learn how the world works.

Research shows that college graduates with a degree in engineering receive higher salaries than graduates in any other field.

Black and Hispanic college graduates earn less than 16% of engineering degrees even though they make up 30% of college graduates. We believe that the solution to these disparities starts with introducing fun, engaging engineering-related learning experiences to students in Kindergarten.

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Ms. Carroll
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kapla 200 Blocks Set • Amazon $60.00 1 $60.00
Kapla 200 Blocks Set • Amazon $60.00 1 $60.00
Kapla Blocks Octocolor 100 Piece Set • Amazon $55.00 1 $55.00
Kapla Blocks Octocolor 100 Piece Set • Amazon $55.00 1 $55.00
Straws & Connectors - 705 Piece Set • Amazon $41.99 1 $41.99
Straws & Connectors - 705 Piece Set • Amazon $40.72 1 $40.72
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! • Amazon $32.50 1 $32.50
Bloco Toys - Savanna in Pajamas • Amazon $29.99 1 $29.99
Bloco Toys - Savanna in Pajamas • Amazon $29.99 1 $29.99
Bloco Toys Inc Cat and Kitten Construction Toy • Amazon $19.99 1 $19.99
Bloco Toys Inc Cat and Kitten Construction Toy • Amazon $19.99 1 $19.99
Mr. McGroovy's Box Rivets • Amazon $19.95 1 $19.95
Bloco Toys Oviraptor Dinosaurs Toy • Amazon $13.99 1 $13.99
Bloco Toys Puppy Build-A-Friend Toy • Amazon $13.99 1 $13.99
Bloco Toys Puppy Build-A-Friend Toy • Amazon $13.99 1 $13.99
Bloco Toys Darko Dragon of Darkness Building Kit • Amazon $13.99 1 $13.99
Bloco Toys Darko Dragon of Darkness Building Kit • Amazon $13.99 1 $13.99
Rolobox Reuseable Wheel Kit for Boxes • Amazon $13.95 1 $13.95
Rolobox Reuseable Wheel Kit for Boxes • Amazon $13.95 1 $13.95

Materials cost

$562.97

Vendor shipping charges

$7.84

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$609.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.51

Total project goal

$716.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$716.76

13 Donors

-$541.76

Donations toward project cost

-$460.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.26

match offer

-$175.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

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$0.00

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