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Mrs. Pilon from Clayton CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Explore! Hands-on STEM in Kindergarten

Help me give my students hands-on science and math materials for meaningful learning. In our kindergarten classroom we connect art with math and science to make STEAM for even more fun!

  • $1,336 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach in a classroom of inquisitive, excited, and motivated kindergartners. When you step into my classroom our love of learning is apparent in all we do. We love to ask questions, observe our environment, and collaborate together each day.

We love exploring new learning through writing, creative play, and hands-on experiences.

I teach in a small town at the base of a picturesque mountain. Our town is a close-knit community where families come together to support our school and create a safe place for all learners. Our school is motivated to provide the best learning environment for our students to explore their creativity and challenge themselves to learn new things each day.

My Project

I am so lucky to have a private outdoor space in the back of my classroom. It is the perfect spot for garden beds where my students can use their hands to learn about the environment, while exploring science and math. I am requesting hands-on materials to use in small groups. We will use the garden hose, garden markers, popsicle sticks, and seeds outdoors to learn about what plants need to grow. The attribute apples will be used while we learn about apple life cycle. We can use the sensory play materials in our sensory water table and we can use cork boards to display individual science research. We collect items in the garden and display them on our boards.

In the spring, my class raises chickens from eggs to learn about life cycles.

I need a small brooder/coop to help keep the chicks warm as we watch their development in our classroom. The hutch will be used for this. How exciting it will be to see my students thrive as they solve real world problems on their own!

I also plan to add an "A" to make STEAM! We have weekly art project that are more fun when you add science. In one project, we'll use coffee filters and Mr. Sketch markers to watch colors separate before our eyes!

I am constantly looking for ways to enhance our learning environment and create interactive learning experiences for my students. Having access to hands-on learning materials helps me to create a classroom where my students enjoy coming to school and learning every day. It is my hope that with your donation, I can continue to challenge my students to learn in new and exciting ways and to love exploring the world around them. Thank you for supporting us!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson, T252XL-BCS, 252XL High Capacity Black, 252 Std. Capacity Cyan, Magenta, Yellow; 4 ink cartridge Combo Pack; Genuine OEM • Amazon Business $79.18 2 $158.36
PP385X - Washable Sensory Play Materials?- Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
PawHut Wooden Outdoor A-Frame Rabbit and Small Animal Hutch • Amazon Business $60.99 1 $60.99
Quartet Cork Tiles, 12" x 12", Cork Board, Bulletin Board, Mini Wall, 8 Pack (108) • Amazon Business $15.18 4 $60.72
LL132 - Washable Fine-Tip Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
Elmer’s 1680 CrayonPro Electric Sharpener • Amazon Business $48.62 1 $48.62
UNITEK 10-Port USB Charging Station for Multiple Device, Adjustable Dividers Charging Station Dock 60W Fast USB Charger with Quick Charge 2.0 and SmartIC, iPhone iPad Tablet Organizer Stand for School • Amazon Business $40.49 1 $40.49
SENSORY4U Water Beads Sensory Bin Therapy Kits - 4 Dew Drop Sets Included - Ocean Explorers Jungle Excursion, African Safari, Dinosaur Discovery. • Amazon Business $36.50 1 $36.50
DC Fix d-c-fix Self-Adhesive Window Film, Spring Chapel/Tulia (3 Rolls (17.71" x 78")) • Amazon Business $31.83 1 $31.83
LA278 - Uppercase Alphabet & Number Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG899 - Self-Inking Math Stamps • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RA802 - Dominoes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
AIZESI 4PCS Spring Tension Curtain Rod, 28 to 48-Inch (White) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Orbit 27862 25-Foot Coil Hose with Nozzle, Green • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Learning Resources Attribute Apples • Amazon Business $19.89 1 $19.89
Amatory Metal Plant Labels Garden Markers Gardening Planting Seedling Signs Nursery Tags Reusable for Vegetable Herb Flower 18 Pcs, with 36 Pcs Self-Adhesive Polyester Labels (White-10.7") • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
LL156 - Lakeshore Scissors Set - Blunt-Tip • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
BS525 - Washable Watercolor Set - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.79 6 $16.74
BUNN 1M5002 Commercial Coffee Filters, 12-Cup Size (Case of 1000) • Amazon Business $13.31 1 $13.31
FEMST Plant Self Watering Spikes Bulbs Globes Stakes System Vacation Plant Waterer Nannies Pot Self Drip Irrigation Slow Release Devices Care Your Indoor & Outdoor Home and Office Plants (15pack) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Neenah Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", Heavy-Weight, White, 94 Brightness, 300 Sheets (91437) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
AB451 - Painting Bowls - 10-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 1 $11.99
Command Picture Hanging Strips, Medium, White, 16-Pairs (PH204-16ES) - Easy to Open Packaging • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
CraZy TACKz 36 tacks - 2 in 1: push pins hook - New Invention Hang 100's of Items Interior or Exterior Decor at Home, School, Office, DIY, for Party or Holiday - in re-usable Storage Organizer (Round & Clear - 36pcs/Clamshell) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 gsm, Eclipse Black, 100 Sheets (22024-01) • Amazon Business $9.62 1 $9.62
Graber 7/16-Inch Round Spring Tension Rod 8 to 11-Inch Adjustable Width - White, 2 Rods per Pack • Amazon Business $9.15 1 $9.15
DD108 - Write & Wipe Broad-Tip Markers - 8-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
Bombom Tree 30 Pcs Mini Aluminum Carabiner Spring Clip Durable Hook Keychain Camping Hiking Fishing Traveling Kechain, 2.4"/6CM • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Todd's Seeds, Wheatgrass Seeds, One Pound, Cat Grass Seeds, Hard Red Wheat • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
US Toy - Miniature 3/4" Apple Erasers, Ages 3 Years & Up (1-Pack of 144) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
LC360 - People Colors® Crayons - Each Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
Strushine Kitchen Timer,Touchscreen Digital Cooking Timer Clock,Magnet Fixed on the Metal Surface,with LCD Display,big digits,Loud alarm • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
DD107 - Black Write & Wipe Markers - Broad-Tip - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
DW2990 - Jumbo Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.19 1 $2.19

Materials cost

$998.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$91.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,135.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$200.34

Total project goal

$1,335.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,335.62

1 Donor

-$1,335.62

Donations toward project cost

-$1,135.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$200.34

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