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Mr. Bessey from Loveland CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Full STEAM Ahead!

My students need a variety of supplies like Legos, magnetic tiles, math manipulatives, a Cricut dye-cut machine and more to create our very first STEAM space.

  • $8,958 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hello and Hola! Our is a Dual Language Immersion School that enriches the lives of two hundred and twenty-five students in both English and Spanish. Our Title One school serves grades K-5. My students are hardworking, fun and creative! They love to learn but we have a wide range when it come to academic levels. Most of my students are from a home that is considered at the poverty level.

My school is one of the highest poverty level schools in my district.

Empowering all students to thrive and achieve within a child-centered, dual immersion community is our school's vision. Our mission is to create a safe, positive environment that nurtures the growth and development of the whole child, empowering them to reach their full potential. We want our students to learn healthy eating habits to nurture their growth.

My Project

My students and I want to create a STEAM space where we can be twenty-first century learners. STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. This is a great opportunity for a space where we can create, collaborate and innovate. Many students learn best through exploration and hands-on activities. These supplies will allow us to explore in different ways, accommodating a variety of learners. We want to stock our space with new things like magnetic tiles, Legos, a Cricut dye-cut machine, stacking cups, math manipulatives and more so we can create in different ways with many different items. Each student has their own interest and with such a variety of supplies available to them to complete tasks, they will truly be twenty-first century learners.

We also want to create a more collaborative space and need new tables and storage to do so.

I want it to be easy for them to create and collaborate together.

Makerspace activities are perfect for experimenting and exploring while learning.

We are very excited about getting our first STEAM space!

Mr. Bessey
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AB526RD - Kids Colors™ Spacemaker Storage Unit - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $499.00 1 $499.00
LEGO(r) Creative Brick Set (45020) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.95 8 $479.60
TT565X - Build & Learn Geometry Kits - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 4 $460.00
HH978 - Building Fractions Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 10 $399.90
CN333BU - Rainbow 24" x 48" Rectangular Table - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 2 $358.00
CN333RD - Rainbow 24" x 48" Rectangular Table - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 2 $358.00
Learning Resources Plastic Pattern Blocks (Set of 250) • Amazon Business $15.99 20 $319.80
Creative LEGO Brick Set by LEGO Education • Amazon Business $59.95 5 $299.75
Learning Resources Rainbow Fraction Tiles • Amazon Business $10.39 25 $259.75
Cricut Air 2 Complete Starter Kit • Amazon Business $249.24 1 $249.24
LEGO(r) Medium Storage (45498) - Set of 8 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $103.95 2 $207.90
CN333YE - Rainbow 24" x 48" Rectangular Table - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
American Chillers Vol 1-37 (37 bk set) (AMERCHILLTOTAL) • AKJ Education $161.79 1 $161.79
PicassoTiles 60 Piece Set 60pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards - Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational, Conventional • Amazon Business $39.99 4 $159.96
Learning Resources View-Thru Geometric Solids, 14 Pieces • Amazon Business $15.71 10 $157.10
Goosebumps (30 Books) • AKJ Education $156.91 1 $156.91
LEGO(r) Space and Airport Set (9335) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $149.95 1 $149.95
Snap Circuits Arcade Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $48.43 3 $145.29
RCA RFR321-FR320/8 IGLOO Mini Refrigerator, 3.2 Cu Ft Fridge, Stainless Steel • Amazon Business $135.35 1 $135.35
Melissa & Doug Wooden Chef’s Pretend Play Toy Kitchen With “Ice” Cube Dispenser – Charcoal • Amazon Business $130.99 1 $130.99
The Magic Tree House: Without Research Guides (28 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $125.49 1 $125.49
StoryTales Set for Storytelling and Language Development by LEGO Education DUPLO • Amazon Business $120.95 1 $120.95
39 Clues (11 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $106.92 1 $106.92
LEGO(r) Sceneries Set (9385) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $104.95 1 $104.95
FF525 - Snap-Together Letter Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
Westinghouse WM009 900 Watt Counter Top Microwave Oven, 0.9 Cubic Feet, Stainless Steel Front with Black Cabinet • Amazon Business $90.05 1 $90.05
PM Company Perfection Amerigo/Check 24 Wide Format Ink Jet Rolls, 24 Inches x 150 Feet, White, 1/Carton (45151) • Amazon Business $17.13 5 $85.65
Scholastic Children's Thesaurus • Amazon Business $8.02 10 $80.20
Wild Animals Set for Understanding Animal Habitats by LEGO Education DUPLO • Amazon Business $79.02 1 $79.02
AC225 - Alpha-Bots • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
Community People Set for Exploring Roles and Responsibilities by LEGO Education DUPLO • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
MIROO 2Set+2BK Compatible Ink Cartridge Replacement for HP 711 xl ink Cartridge High Capacity Compatible with HP Designjet T120 24 inch T520 24 inch 36 inch Large Format Printer • Amazon Business $51.88 1 $51.88
LEGO Education Doors, Windows, and Roof Tiles Set • Amazon Business $50.01 1 $50.01
PP838 - Snap-Bots • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
Melissa & Doug Sandwich Making Set and Food Cutting Set - Wooden • Amazon Business $48.19 1 $48.19
Community Minifigure Set for Role Play by LEGO Education • Amazon Business $46.95 1 $46.95
Melissa & Doug Shape, Model, and Mold Clay Activity Set - 4 Tubs of Modeling Dough and Tools • Amazon Business $14.43 3 $43.29
Quick Stack Cups - Set of 12 Sport Stacking Cups - By Trademark Innovations (Blue) • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
Captain Underpants (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.86 1 $35.86
PP506 - Classroom Supply Caddies - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Melissa & Doug Play-Time Produce Fruit (9 pcs) and Vegetables (7 pcs) Realistic Play Food • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
LX468YE - Extra Storage Bin - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 3 $26.97
LX468BU - Extra Storage Bin - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 3 $26.97
LX468RD - Extra Storage Bin - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 3 $26.97
LX468GR - Extra Storage Bin - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 3 $26.97
Melissa & Doug Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Pretend Play Kitchen Set for Kids (8 pcs) • Amazon Business $23.47 1 $23.47
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register, 73 Pieces • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have: 50 New Robots, Dragons, Race Cars, Planes, Wild Animals and Other Exciting Projects to Build Imaginative Worlds • Amazon Business $19.31 1 $19.31
The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination • Amazon Business $17.77 1 $17.77
Melissa & Doug Food Groups - 21 Hand-Painted Wooden Pieces and 4 Crates • Amazon Business $17.39 1 $17.39
LEGO Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life • Amazon Business $16.86 1 $16.86
365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks • Amazon Business $16.86 1 $16.86
Melissa & Doug Cutting Fruit Set - Wooden Play Food Kitchen Accessory • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Melissa & Doug Fridge Food Wooden Play Food Set (9 pcs) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Melissa & Doug Wooden Pantry Products Play Food Set (9 pcs) • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Epic LEGO Adventures with Bricks You Already Have: Build Crazy Worlds Where Aliens Live on the Moon, Dinosaurs Walk Among Us, Scientists Battle Mutant Bugs and You Bring Their Hilarious Tales to Life • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17

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