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Mrs. Moore from Forest City IA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Full STEAM Ahead!

Help me give my students the full experience of STEM/STEAM. From programming the Echo Dot to changing their building stations and to use materials to create beyond their imaginations with Magna-Tiles.

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My Students

On our first day of Kindergarten, I was both nervous and extremely excited. I am not sure I slept much awaiting the day to see all twenty-one of my students and curious about how they are going to feel about me.

Luckily, every student came with a smile and not one tear.

(Although, I did catch a few parents shedding some small tears.) The chatter and the excitement was contagious, and they were able to catch on so fast to our routine and curriculum. It was amazing to watch this special time when they will learn so much. One parent messaged me on the first night saying that her daughter said, "I think this gal can do the job!"

My Project

STEM, which is the educational focus in science, tech, engineering, and math, is being changed to STEAM, to include the arts. Students are given the opportunity to be creative, problem solve, develop math concepts, develop eye-hand coordination, develop fine motor (if the materials are small), and develop inquiry skills. These "I Can Build" mini-stations will allow my children in my class to experience a variety of STEAM activities. For example, they can choose a drawer containing a set of "I Can Build" cards. They will take the materials out and begin drafting, designing, and constructing from the material list.

They can use Playdoh, mini cups, and pipe cleaners to construct challenges listed on the cards.

Students can sort using the sorting trays and move the manipulatives with the kid tweezers. The possibilities are endless. Studies show that jobs in the STEM/STEAM field will double from 5-7% to 14% in the next few years. Since I teach Kindergarten, it is never too early for exposure in STEAM. The "A" for Arts was recently added, to help children become comfortable with science, tech, math, and engineering. It can become a catapult for the other STEM areas.

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

This project will reach 21 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles 100-Piece Clear Colors Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity and Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
Staples 5-Drawer File Box with Plastic Organizer Top, 26 3/8"H x 12 1/8"W x 14 3/8"D • Staples Advantage $47.29 2 $94.58
TickiT 9660 Flower Sorting Trays, Assorted Colors (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $39.19 1 $39.19
Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Black • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Dexterity Dough Toys and Baking Utensils • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Resources Dive into Shapes! A "Sea" and Build Geometry Set, 129 Pieces • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Dancing Bear Rock & Mineral Collection Activity Kit (Over 150 Pcs), Educational Identification Sheet plus 2 Easy Break Geodes, Fossilized Shark Teeth and Arrowheads, Brand • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Learning Resources Baby Bear Balance Set • Amazon Business $23.85 1 $23.85
Kiddy Dough Compound 36 Pack of Color Dough - Mega Modeling & Sculpting Playset With 36 Individual 3-Ounce Cans Exclusive Bulk Party Pack - Non-Toxic - Conforms to ASTM D4236 • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
Learning Resources LER9441-D Take 10! Color Bug Catchers • Amazon Business $21.35 1 $21.35
Daily Chef Distilled White Vinegar 2/1 gallon jugs (2 PACK) • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
500 Piece Pack of Monkey String (Jumbo Pack) - Wax Yarn Toy • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Learning Resources Gator Grabber Tweezers,, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
2oz Mini Red Solo Cups – 120 Count – Disposable Tiny Shot Glasses & Party Shooters – Great for Alcohol Tasting, Tailgates, Jager Bombs, Roulette, Wine, Beer, Liquor – By Drinking Game Zone • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
300 Pcs Pipe Cleaners - Craft Supplies Chenille Stem by BellaBetty (6 mm x 12 Inch, Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Embellish Hard Plastic 6 Ounce Clear Bowls 50 Count • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Trade Quest Memo Clipboard 6'' x 9'' Low Profile Clip Plastic (6-Pack) (Dark Blue) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda-4LB (01170) • Amazon Business $8.43 1 $8.43
100 Shot Glasses Premium 1oz Clear Plastic Disposable Cups, Perfect Container for Jello Shots, Condiments, Tasting, Sauce, Dipping, Samples • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
KINGLAKE Plastic Transfer Pipettes 1ml,Essential Oils Pipettes,Gradulated,Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88
Spice Supreme Assorted Food Colors Red Blue Green Yellow 1.2 Oz • Amazon Business $5.22 1 $5.22

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