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Ms. Francis from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

First Graders Need STEM Design and Build Activities

Help me give my students S.T.E.M. designing and building activities to get them excited about science

  • $620 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is located in an urban setting and is very diverse. From ethnic to family to economic diversity, we celebrate everyone! Our school is an inclusive school which means every class has students with special needs. We teach a peaceful approach to learning together. I teach lovely little learners.

The first graders I teach are so full of love.

Working at our school for close to two decades has been a gift. Our school community is full of love and support.

My Project

My first graders are such active learners. They love to create any chance they get. Whether it's games on the recess yard or using art to create, they are always looking for ways to express their creativity.

It's time for first graders to get busy designing and building using the STEM standards.

We are asking for a balls and ramps kit and storage box so the children can design a ramp and then build it during science centers. Also, we need a set of 3 STEM kits to explore building houses, bridges and vehicles. These box kits will be used during science centers when we study engineering. We also asked for 2 brick maze building kits where the children will explore building mazes with legos and they have to design it so the marble doesn't escape. These materials will be explored in combination of reading books from the STEM book collection. As a teacher I let literature guide our science exlploration.

Ms. Francis
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP750X - Design & Build Engineering Centers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $125.00 1 $125.00
FF253 - Ramps & Balls Exploration Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
RA226 - STEM Stories Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $94.50 1 $94.50
TT758 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit - Pre K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
FF260 - Ramps & Balls Storage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$448.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$41.04

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$526.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.87

Total project goal

$619.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$619.11

2 Donors

-$533.74

Donations toward project cost

-$526.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$85.37

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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