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Mrs. Van Dyke from Neenah WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Grade: Learning Through Exploration And Creation!

My students need supplies to foster their desire to be innovative and creative.

  • $351 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach First and Second Grade at a Title 1 Elementary School. I am a looping teacher, which means I keep my students for 2 years. One major benefit of looping is the relationship I have with my students and their families. Our students come from a variety of different socioeconomic backgrounds with almost 70% of our students receiving free lunch. My students are silly, curious and creative. They love to come to school every day and ask questions and explore things around them.

They aren't afraid of challenges and are building grit every day!

My Project

My first grade students need a variety of materials to foster their love of creating and exploring through manipulatives and technology. Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education is an essential piece of the development of critical thinking, creativity, engineering design process and problem solving skills for our youngest learners. My students will use the materials during our small group and independent work time.

This will change my students lives for the better because they will be given the opportunity to learn creative problem solving, inventiveness, all while instilling the importance of collaboration and teamwork.

One reason that it’s so important to encourage STEM learning early in schooling is that the process of inquiry that is integral to STEM is the way young children naturally learn. Young children explore, ask questions, and discuss their findings.

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

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Osmo Genius Kit • Amazon Business $90.39 1 $90.39
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 32 Piece Set • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game • Amazon Business $34.90 1 $34.90
Straws and Connectors Building and Construction Set, Includes 720 Pcs and FREE Storage container • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit • Amazon Business $15.09 1 $15.09
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$264.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$298.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.64

Total project goal

$350.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$350.95

6 Donors

-$339.56

Donations toward project cost

-$298.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.39

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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