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Mrs. Smith from Peoria IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fabulous, Fun, Innovative STEM Bins!

Help me give my students fun, innovative STEM bins to inspire their creativity and enhance their love for learning!

  • $491 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am a special education inclusion teacher in my 28th year of teaching. This year my position changed from teaching just 2nd grade inclusion to teaching Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd. The students I teach attend a high poverty, inner-city school. My students are awesome! This group is a very energetic group. They love to try new things and are very inquisitive about new things they are learning about. We have a variety of disabilities this year, which include: Specific Learning Disability, Developmental Delay, Orthopedic Impairment, Emotional Disturbance, Speech Impairment, and Autism.

I love being an inclusion teacher!

Not only do I get to work with some great kids, both with and without special needs, but I also co-teach with three awesome regular division teachers! My day is extremely busy. Due to a shortage of special education teachers within our district, one teacher at my school had to be moved to another building. This is why I am now assigned to 3 grade levels. My day consists of both push in (inclusion) and small group pull out. I have put a lot of effort into finding motivating lessons and activities that can be used in every classroom I teach in!

My Project

I have noticed over the years that my students love to create things. By providing them with STEM bins, they will be able to bring their ideas to life with a variety of materials. Whether they want to create their own designs or take it to the next level with a STEM challenge, the materials in the bins will allow them to be as innovative as their little minds want to be!! They will also have fun blueprint forms to fill out so they can share their ideas. Another component will be creatively writing about their experience with each STEM bin. My students know I love taking pictures, so their fabulous designs will be displayed for all to see.

Albert Einstein says, "Creativity is intelligence having fun!"

Allowing my students the opportunity to be creative will enhance their love for school and learning!!

Mrs. Smith
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magformers Basic Set (62-pieces) Magnetic Building Blocks, Educational Magnetic Tiles, Magnetic Building STEM Toy • Amazon Business $95.95 1 $95.95
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Plus-Plus BIG - Preschool Construction Building Toy, Open Play Set - 150 Piece - Basic Color Mix • Amazon Business $43.68 1 $43.68
Brain Blox Wooden Building Blocks for Kids - Building Planks Set, STEM Toys for Boys and Girls (200 Pieces) • Amazon Business $41.95 1 $41.95
PLUS PLUS - Open Play Set - 600 Piece - Basic Color Mix • Amazon Business $33.93 1 $33.93
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
Cardinal Double 12 Color Dot Dominoes in Collectors Tin (Styles May Vary) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
MICHLEY Builder Sets for Kids 140Piece Interlocking Builders Blocks, Classic • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $22.84 1 $22.84
MontoPack Bamboo Wooden Toothpicks |1000-Piece Large Wood Round Toothpicks in Clear Plastic Storage Box | Sturdy Safe Double Sided Party, Appetizer, Olive, Barbecue, Fruit, Teeth Cleaning Toothpicks. • Amazon Business $5.59 2 $11.18
LEGO Classic Blue Baseplate 10714 Building Kit (1 Piece) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89

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