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Mrs. Siedhoff from Kansas City MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Full STEAM Ahead!

My students need STEAM tools to develop the critical thinking skills necessary for 21st century success. We need Magnetic Building Tiles, Snap Circuits Discovery Kit, K'NEX Building Set, LEGOS, blocks, and a marble run.

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My Students

The Kindergarten students in my class are resilient. They exhibit more strength than most adults I know. These incredible kids have lived through unthinkable hardships and come to school each day with a smile on their face, ready to try their hardest, eager to learn as much as they can.

The future is in my classroom and it looks bright!

For most of my students, they count on the consistency of school. They know once they walk through our doors they get to spend the next eight hours being a kid. Eight hours without worrying where their next meal is coming from, if the heat will be on, and whether they can lower their fight, flight, and freeze responses. For eight hours these resilient five and six year old's feel safe.

My Project

The future is in my classroom! To be successful in the 21st century, my students need STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) skills! All students, but especially kindergarten students, learn best hands on. We will use these STEAM tools to engage our Kindergarten students in hands on, critical thinking, and problem solving, while also teaching them to work together cooperatively. When my students are able to dive into a project hands on their eyes light up! The energy radiates through the room. They talk to each other more, problem solve longer, and learn things I could not teach them from a lecture.

In the real world, my students will be going up against other children who build Lego cities before school, spaceships out of magnatiles once they get home, and looked at the countries in the world on their place mat during dinner.

All the while my students' families are working multiple jobs to ensure a roof over their head and food on the table. This means I have to work even harder to help my students develop the critical thinking and STEAM skills necessary to be successful outside of the four walls of our school. These tools will help to deeply engage my students who are so eager to learn!

These STEAM tools will be rotated between our three Kindergarten classrooms for maximum use and exposure! We will use the Legos, Magnets, K'Nex's, and all other STEAM tools during our morning work time, as part of our math and literacy centers, during our science block, and even during writing! These resources will be incorporated into each part of our day! We would be forever grateful for your support in helping to supply the resources necessary for my students to begin this STEAM journey!

Mrs. Siedhoff
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 66 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Magnet Toys Magnet Building Tiles, 120 PCs 3D Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Educational Toys for Kids Children • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Elenco SCL-175B Snap Circuits Lights Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $57.97 1 $57.97
K'NEX Education - Kid K'NEX Group Building Set - 131 Pieces - Ages 3+ - Preschool Educational Toy • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Learning Resources Super Magnet Lab Kit, 124 Pieces • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set, 83 Pieces • Amazon Business $39.79 1 $39.79
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Building Set, 150 Pieces • Amazon Business $38.63 1 $38.63
Ailuki 110PCS Magnetic Building Blocks All of Which Are Actual Strong Magnetic Tiles Educational Stacking Blocks Boys Girls Toys for Children Educational and Creative Imagination Development • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set - 100 Blocks in 4 Colors and 9 Shapes • Amazon Business $16.09 2 $32.18
ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls - Toy of the Year Award Winner • Amazon Business $29.14 1 $29.14
ZOOB BuilderZ 250 Piece Kit • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
Hot Wheels Track Builder Rocket Launch Challenge Playset • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Learning Resources Playground Engineering & Design STEM Set, 104 Pieces • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Creative Kids Brain Flakes - Large 1400 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Safe, Fun, Creative Building - Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic - Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Hot Wheels 20 Car Gift Pack (Styles May Vary) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Hot Wheels Track Builder Straight Track with Car, 15 Feet - Styles May Vary • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12

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