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Ms. Postma from Boston MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploration Through STEM

My students need STEM and coding materials such as Tinker Toys, ZOOB builders, Squigz, The Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar, and the Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set to foster and promote their creativity and problem solving skills.

  • $654 goal

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My Students

My first graders are an inclusive and diverse group of fun, curious, and enthusiastic learners. Many of my students face challenges that make learning difficult, despite these challenges, each of them looks forward to coming to school and learning new things every day!

Our elementary school is located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston.

My students represent a wonderful melting pot of languages, cultures, and abilities. By donating you will be helping them learn and grow in an environment that will inspire life-long learning!

My Project

Quality STEM learning is becoming increasingly important for our young students in order to build a beginning knowledge base, boost student interest, and inspire future learning.

Not only is this new STEM focus necessary, it is both engaging and fun for our young learners.

Last year I started using STEM bins with my first graders. These bins are an amazing addition to my classroom allowing my students to apply different STEM concepts while using their creativity, problem solving skills, and imagination. Tinker Toys, ZOOB builders, Squigz and other STEM materials will be a welcome addition to these STEM bins.

The Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar, the Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set and the coding games will provide students with hands-on ways to further explore the skill of coding. These early learning coding sets require the students to work collaboratively and to use critical thinking skills in order to navigate successfully.

Giving students a way to learn in a hands-on, creative, inquiry based environment gives them the opportunity to be and feel successful. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science/math literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. It is clear that most jobs of the future will require a basic understanding of math and science. STEM education promotes 21st century learning.

Ms. Postma
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set (200 Piece) • Amazon Business $49.64 1 $49.64
Community Minifigure Set for Role Play by LEGO Education • Amazon Business $46.95 1 $46.95
ZOOB Builderz Deluxe S.T.E.M Challenge • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set, 83 Pieces • Amazon Business $37.10 1 $37.10
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar Toy • Amazon Business $34.48 1 $34.48
Kinetic Sand The One Only, 3lbs Beach Sand Ages 3 Up • Amazon Business $11.39 3 $34.17
SmartGames Three Little Piggies - Deluxe • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Think Fun Robot Turtles STEM Toy and Coding Board Game for Preschoolers - Made Famous on Kickstarter, Teaches Programming Principles to Preschoolers • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Simon Electronic Memory Game • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Skoolzy Educational Preschool Building Toys - 97pc Kids Construction Engineering Tool Set | Learning Tinker STEM Toys for Boys & Girls Nuts & Bolts Blocks for Kids • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
Fat Brain Toys Squigz Limited Edition 24 Piece Set • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
Think Fun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Tons of Fun With Over 20 Awards Won, International for Over 20 Years • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The One and Only Kinetic Sand, Beach Day Fun Playset with Castle Molds, Tools, and 12 oz. of Kinetic Sand for Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Master Moves Expansion Pack • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Upgrade Stackable Building Base Plates- Baseplate 10" x 10" in Variety Color, Compatible with all Major Brands (6PC Mixed) • Amazon Business $15.80 1 $15.80
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86

Materials cost

$517.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$555.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.00

Total project goal

$653.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$653.34

2 Donors

-$326.67

Donations toward project cost

-$277.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.00

match offer

-$326.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$277.67

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.00

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$0.00

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