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Mrs. McKenzie from McGaheysville VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploration Station!

Help me give my students materials to explore and learn with in the mornings in place of traditional morning work!

  • $466 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 3 third grade classes in a public school setting in Virginia. The population of students in my classroom varies. Some students live on a local ski resort. Other students live in lower income housing. The students at our school are like a close knit family. We love learning and growing together every day.

Students learn by choice and exploring!

In my classroom, I love to give students opportunities to discover new things. With this project, students will have many resources available to get their wheels turning.

My Project

Traditionally in the past, I have given spiral review worksheets as starter activities when students enter the classroom at the beginning of each class period.

This year I want to give students more opportunities to explore!

My students need materials to build, play and create new things. This project will help my students get their STEAM brains going at the start of each school day! My goal is to have "exploration tubs" instead of morning work this year with the funding of this project. The different items will be placed in different tubs and each table group will have a different tub each day.

As our class starter they can build things out of craft sticks with velcro, figure out magnets, make creations with flakes, create patterns with the pattern blocks, get creative with legos, and more!

Mrs. McKenzie
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 55 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $26.93 2 $53.86
Monilon 160 Pcs Magnet Building Sticks Kids Toys, Lengthen Magnetic Construction Building Blocks Set 3D Brain Training Learning Educational DIY STEM Toys for Kids Boys Girls Age 5 6 7 8 9 10 Years Old • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
AOQING Dominos Set, Double 6 Color Dot Dominoes,Set of 28 Dominos Game • Amazon Business $11.69 3 $35.07
Learning Resources Plastic Pattern Blocks (Set of 250) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
PAXCOO 100 Pcs 6” Colored Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $8.77 3 $26.31
Creative Kids Flakes – 1400 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Safe, Fun, Creative Building – Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic – Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Pony Beads Multi Color 9mm 1000 Pcs in Bag (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
500 Pack Craft Pipe Cleaners - Assorted Chenille Stems for Arts and Crafts - 12 inches • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
1000pcs adhesive (500 Pair Sets) 0.59in Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
700 PCS Assorted Mixed Color Resin Buttons 2 and 4 Holes Round Craft for Sewing DIY Crafts Children's Manual Button Painting,DIY Handmade Ornament • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$360.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$395.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.78

Total project goal

$465.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$465.21

2 Donors

-$465.21

Donations toward project cost

-$395.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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