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Mrs. Carlson from Hermantown MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Full STEAM Ahead!

Help me give my students the Duplo Blocks STEAM Park for opportunities to learn through play!

  • $433 goal

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My Students

My students are playful, creative, enthusiastic learners! These 5 to 6-year-olds come through the door ready to explore. They are the reason I have been teaching kindergarten for 29 years! I love providing opportunities and materials for students to let their imaginations soar through books, writing, art, outdoor experiences, dramatic play, music, and performance. These experiences build community within our classroom and encourage a love of learning.

Play improves self-esteem, self-confidence, critical thinking, communication, tolerance, and builds a sense of community.

Throughout the day, my students have opportunities to engage in meaningful learning and play experiences. It's so important for young learners to have opportunities to explore, discover, and play whether they are indoors or outside! Working, playing, and taking adventures together improves communication, problem solving and builds community within my classroom.

My Project

Kindergarten students love to build! By providing them with a variety of building materials, their interest and understanding of science, technology, engineering, art and math will soar. The STEAM Park will give students opportunities to build things that move! Through their play, students will plan, design and build a theme park together. The Duplo World People will give students the opportunity to interact with the park they have designed and because of their diversity, students will see themselves in the toys they are playing with. The Treehouse Imagination Builder will give my students an outdoor theme to their construction as they piece together different treehouse structures. The Summer Bridge books are math and reading take-home books for individual students I see that may need extra help over the summer.

Kinders learn best through play and exploration!

These STEAM resources will provide hours of discovery, designing and building together. They match the interest and needs of my kindergartens!

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STEAM Park • LEGO Education $154.95 1 $154.95
World People Set • LEGO Education $59.95 1 $59.95
HH238 - Treehouse Imagination Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Summer Bridge Activities - Grades K - 1, Workbook for Summer Learning Loss, Math, Reading, Writing and More with Flash Cards and Stickers • Amazon Business $10.00 4 $40.00
HH239 - Pose & Play Kids - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

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