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

For The Love Of Engineering

My students need various building materials, quality Engineering texts, and challenging STEM kits.

  • $510 goal

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My Students

I teach in a predominantly low income neighborhood that is ridden with gangs and violence. Our school is a safe haven for these kids. The teachers and staff at our school always work as a team, and our focus is always student centered to ensure these kids get the chances they deserve. They come to school excited for opportunities to learn and consistently surprise me with doing the absolute best they can!

My students are inquisitive, thoughtful, intelligent, and kind!

This year, I am fortunate enough to teach Math, Science and Social Studies. With this setting, I am able to devote the necessary time needed to each subject, particularly Science and Social Studies which often are neglected due to the increased pressures of high stakes testing.

My Project

My goal is to create a science and engineering rich classroom that allows my students to have a safe place of creative exploration to imagine, plan, construct, analyze, and question. The high quality texts will introduce my students to the Engineering Design Process in a way that will promote perseverance, teamwork, and healthy competition! The various materials such as Magformers, legos, Keva planks, and Goldiblox will be used for STEM challenges, unstructured free play, and small group centers.

With these materials, my scholars will be able to view themselves as real world engineers and scientists!

Through purposeful play and unique challenges, students are becoming critical thinkers and innovators, all while collaborating with their peers.

Mrs. Schoenecker
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magformers Creator Neon Set (70-pieces) Magnetic Building Blocks, Educational Magnetic Tiles Kit, Magnetic Construction STEM Set • Amazon Business $68.42 1 $68.42
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
GoldieBlox Craft-Struction Box • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Strictly Briks Classic Brick Baseplates Building and Stacking Toys (12 Piece), 12 Colors, 10" x 10" • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
GoldieBlox and The Spinning Machine • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Dixie Everyday Paper Plates, 8 1/2", 480 Count, 10 Packs of 48 Plates, Lunch or Light Dinner Size Printed Disposable Plates • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Brain Blox Wooden Building Blocks for Kids - Building Planks Set, STEM Toy for Boys and Girls (100 Pieces) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks • Amazon Business $16.42 1 $16.42
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
If I Built a House • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
Flexible Colored Drinking Straws | Disposable Bendy Plastic Straws | Party Straws | Colorful Straws for Kids | Party Goods Pack | BPA Free |450 Count • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39

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