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Ms. DeSorbo from Spring Lake NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fairytale Retell Through STEM!

My students need the Lakeshore Fairy Tale Problem Solving STEM Kit to foster critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity during our literacy block.

  • $227 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Wow! I cannot believe that I am almost finished with my fourth year of teaching. Time sure does fly by when you are doing something that you love. I teach kindergarten, and I have such an amazing group of superheroes this year! I have been blessed with such smart, caring, and affectionate students.

My students attend a public Title I school where we serve military and non-military students.

At times, my students may not have what they need, but they come to class excited and eager to learn. My superheroes are unique in their own abilities and what they bring to the classroom. They work together as a team, and together they have tackled the obstacles of learning how to read, write, and add and subtract. I am proud of the leaders that have emerged in my classroom.

I strive to create a classroom that is hands-on, engaging, safe, and fun. I strive to give my superheroes every experience that is at my disposal. They are what push me to be the best teacher that I can be! They have truly left an imprint on my heart.

My Project

Kindergarteners need opportunities to create, build, and explore. They need opportunities to fail with purpose, critical think and problem solve. STEM is the perfect opportunity for them to do so. In kindergarten, retell is an extremely important skill that they have to master in order to be successful. When you can combine these both together, you have magic!

The Lakeshore fairytale problem solving STEM kit will be instrumental in giving my superheroes opportunities to retell through STEM!

We have a unit on fairytales that we read aloud during the year. We read such beloved fairytales as "Little Red Riding Hood," "The Gingerbread Man," and "Rapunzel." The skill we will focus on is retell. Through the fairytale STEM kit, students can practice retell while adding a creative component. My superheroes will have to figure out how to get Rapunzel out of the tower, how to get the gingerbread man across the river, and how to save little red riding hood from the big bad wolf.

Studies show that students fair better academically when given opportunities to create, build, and problem solve. I want to provide enriching opportunities that will help my superheroes to be successful thinkers and problem solvers. To my future donors, thank you for taking this journey with me!

Ms. DeSorbo
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP630X - Fairy Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00

Materials cost

$149.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.62

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$192.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.03

Total project goal

$226.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$226.89

5 Donors

-$163.66

Donations toward project cost

-$145.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.10

match offer

-$55.65

Match offer toward project cost

-$47.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.59

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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