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Ms. Poska from Aurora CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fine Tools to Build our Minds

Help me give my students fine motor and STEM resources to grow their minds!

  • $540 goal

This project expired on March 26, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach full day kindergarten at a high poverty school in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. We are considered a Title I school. The class is a highly diverse community with over half that speak a second language at home. I have a wide range of learners and we differentiate according to individual needs. My class consists mostly of boys. My students look forward to learning in engaging and meaningful ways.

These kids are always ready to learn.

They are kind and thoughtful while some are still learning social skills. With the constant structure and routine at school, it provides them with a safe environment and routine they thrive for. The students excel in their work and are ready to learn and be kind the moment they walk in the classroom.

My Project

My students come in with some fine motor deficits due to technology. I would like to see their fine motor skills strengthen with the nuts and bolts and the totter tower.

All of the students are great problem solvers and innovators.

Their creativity is phenomenal. The STEM resources and building would be great to see their 21st century skills develop. The communication with each other and their way of designing will show with what they can create with the marble run and the Q-Ba-maze. I would love to see them work together, communicate, problem solve and develop some successful structures.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Early Engineering Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $118.96 1 $118.96
Totter Tower • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 3 $101.88
STEM Builder Series Build a Waterway • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Q-BA-MAZEtm 2.0: Big Box Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Transparent Marble Run • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.26 1 $32.26
Nuts and Bolts (72 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Clip Stick & Connectors - 460 Pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Star Puzzle Connecting Pieces- Over 460 pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46

Materials cost

$397.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$458.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.96

Total project goal

$539.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$539.75

3 Donors

-$331.00

Donations toward project cost

-$285.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.90

match offer

-$204.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$173.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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