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Ms. Mears from Altha FL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Full STEM Ahead......

Help me give my students consumable materials, like LEGOS, dough, and paint, that they need to do hands-on STEM projects that build their hand-eye coordination and critical thinking skills.

  • $662 goal

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My Students

Our school is in a small rural area, where we serve students grades K-12, approximately forty-five minutes northeast of the Gulf of Mexico. I teach 20 students and in recent days over half of my students have either lost their homes or their homes have sustained extreme damage due to the effects of Hurricane Michael when Category 4+ winds destroyed most of the homes in our small town. Thankfully, our newly built school received only minimal damages. Most of my students now regard our school as their safe haven where they can escape the scenes of reality. Our new norm is to see blue tarps on each and every roof, downed trees, and debris piles full of damaged personal belongings. Our classroom is a refuge for mu students. It is the only thing which has remained unchanged post-Hurricane Michael.

We are one school, one family and we are all in this together.

As kindergarten students, they need hands on access to activities to engage them and prepare them for their future.

My Project

3 out of 5 mornings my students participate in hands on STEM activities. These activities increase their fine motor and critical thinking skills. The students love to show off their creativity while communicating and collaborating with their peers. My students are eager to come into class and get a morning tub.

Consumable supplies like paint, card stock, laminating pouches, pipe cleaners, plates, and building materials such as LEGO’s and blocks are needed so we can continue doing these hands on activities.

These consumable materials will be used in our STEM morning tubs. My students come into the classroom each morning and select a tub. In that tub, is a STEM activity and all the supplies to complete it. These activities foster fine motor skills and critical thinking skills. Along with these consumable materials morning tubs also contain building materials. My students love to build and be creative with LEGO and marble sets and other building materials. It is so rewarding to see them get exctied when they build something really cool. School funds just are not available at this time due to budget constraints my district is facing due to the damage and losses that have occurred from Hurricane Michael.

Ms. Mears
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scotch TP3854-200 Thermal Laminating Pouches, 3 mil, Letter Size, 200/Pack • $42.49 2 $84.98
Creative LEGO Brick Set • LEGO Education $56.66 1 $56.66
Crayola Classpack Crayons 13 Sets of 64 Crayon Colors • $52.52 1 $52.52
Action-Stackerstm Premium Building Set (124-Piece Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
Quill Brand Paper Plates, 9", White, 1,000/Carton • $33.99 1 $33.99
Neenah Bright White Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm 250 Sheets/Pack (91904/ 92904) • $16.14 2 $32.28
S&S Marble Run, 55 Piece • $26.68 1 $26.68
Pacon Super Value Posterboard • $21.24 1 $21.24
Chenille Kraft Paint Brushes Tapered Watercolor Brush, Size 2 • $1.69 12 $20.28
Pacon Pipe Cleaners Ages 4+, 3 Count of 150 Pieces Per Order (PACAC5547) • $19.37 1 $19.37
Paper 8.19"H x 4.25"W x 2.38"D SOS Food Bags, Brown, 500/Pack (12-040207-8) • $15.55 1 $15.55
Bella Storage Solutions Snap Lid Shoe Box; 6qt., Clear with Blue Tint Lid • Staples Advantage $1.29 12 $15.48
Kaplan Kolors Finger Paint 16 Ounce (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.36 1 $14.36
Chenille Kraft Paint Brushes 6-Color Assorted 144/Each • $11.30 1 $11.30
Dazzlin Dough Purple 3 Lb Tub • Teachers' School Supply $9.99 1 $9.99
Dazzlin Dough Orange 3 Lb Tub • Teachers' School Supply $9.99 1 $9.99
Dazzlin Dough Red 3 Lb Tub • Teachers' School Supply $9.99 1 $9.99
Dazzlin Dough Blue 3 Lb Tub • Teachers' School Supply $9.99 1 $9.99
Dazzlin Dough Yellow 3 Lb Tub • Teachers' School Supply $9.99 1 $9.99
Charles Leonard Flat Easel Paint Brushes With 1/2" Wide Natural Handle, Black Bristle, 12/Pack • $6.11 1 $6.11

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