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Mrs. Gordon from Kirksville MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Explore STEM

My students need KEVA building materials that will allow them to learn, think and design like an engineer. They will use these hands-on materials to fully engage in their learning.

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My Students

My students come from a small, rural community. Our school is a K-2 building where 60% of the students are on free or reduced lunch.

My students are growing and learning every day.

They love to be in an interactive environment. These seven and eight-year-olds come to school eager to learn with bright smiles and high expectations and I strive to differentiate my teaching to meet the individual needs of this diverse group. They love to learn, listen to stories, and explore through problem-based learning with engineering and innovative technology to make learning fun and memorable.

"To invent, you need an imagination and a pile of junk."

Thomas Edison.

This quote is perfect for our class since this year we have worked hard creating a STEAM cart made up of random items. The kids are excited to be engineers and scientists and I want to continue this quest for knowledge. They are dreamers, thinkers, talkers, and questioners. They are our future and I want to give them a great start to their long successful career.

My Project

My second graders are all inquisitive learners that need creative and innovative ideas to stay engaged in problem-based learning. These STEM materials will allow for the students to learn, think and design like an engineer. They will use these hands-on materials to fully engage in their learning.

These materials will develop higher cognitive skills in my students and enable them to inquire and use techniques used by professionals in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical fields.

Along with this, the students will be working alongside others and learn how to work together and problem solve. This is a lifelong lesson.

Mrs. Gordon
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KEVA Maple Wooden Plank Construction 400-Piece Set • Nasco $149.95 1 $149.95
KEVA Contraptions 200 Plank Set • Nasco $50.50 1 $50.50
Wikki Stix - Classroom Pack of 600 50 strips in Primary Colors • Nasco $44.60 1 $44.60
KEVA Brain Builders • Nasco $13.95 1 $13.95

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