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Mrs. Rodriguez from Houston TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Full STEM Ahead!

Help me give my students STEM tools to provide hands-on, creative, and imaginative learning experiences.

  • $433 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students from Houston, Texas are part of a transformative learning environment built on character development. My goal, as their teacher, is to empower them to become confident, compassionate, and responsible leaders. In our class, every day is a perfect day to have a good day. Every day is an opportunity to take ownership of our unique learning abilities.

My Kindergarten students will explore, learn, take risks, and discover who they are as student leaders.

It is my job, as an educator, to facilitate the best possible environment for optimal learning with regard to each individual student's needs. I consider myself very lucky to have an incredible group of students, just waiting to reveal their learning potential!

My Project

This year I want to give my Kindergarten students an opportunity to explore and ignite their creativity, imagination, and higher order thinking skills with STEM bins. STEM bins are useful ways for students to independently work with hands-on materials and activities that support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. At my students young age, they can use these STEM based tools at their level to also work on fine motor movement as well as other developmental processes.

Stem bins are developmentally appropriate for 5 to 6 year old students to start exploring a form of engineering.

These bins and activities will help students learn self regulation as they are engaged in an open ended activity and focused on a goal as they navigate their thinking and creativity. STEM bins also give a great opportunity for students to synergize with each other towards a common goal and build on basic social skills; a huge component of Kindergarten.

STEM bins have so many advantageous uses in the classroom. They can be used in many different ways to extend learning in the classroom. I would love to provide these materials for my Kindergarten students this year.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kinetic Sand Neon Colors | Gift Set of 4 Colors - Purple, Blue, Pink & Green 5 oz Containers • Amazon Business $16.55 2 $33.10
101 Piece STEM Toys Kit, Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Learning Set for Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old Boys & Girls by Brickyard, Best Kids Toy, Creative Games & Fun Activity • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
edx education Junior GeoStix - 200 Multicolored Construction Sticks - Includes 30 Double-Sided Activity Cards - Early STEM and Geometric Math Manipulative for Fine Motor Skills and Creativity • Amazon Business $24.83 1 $24.83
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Multi-Color, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, Multicolor (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Popular Playthings Playstix (150 pieces) • Amazon Business $20.91 1 $20.91
Play22 Building Toys For Kids 165 Set - STEM Educational Construction Toys - Building Blocks For Kids 3+ Best Toy Blocks Gift For Boys and Girls - Great Educational Toys Building Sets - Original • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Veatree 145 Pieces Magnetic Building Sticks Building Blocks Set, Magnet Educational Toys Magnetic Blocks Sticks Stacking Toys Set for Kids and Adult, Construction Toys 3D Puzzle with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Kiwi Kool STEM Educational Flexible Building Sticks: Creative Imagination DIY Engineering Building Toy. Age 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12+ Boys Girls Kids Teenagers. Bend, Twist, Connect, Create! (100 PCS) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Manve Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Toys, 40 Pcs Preschool Kids Educational Construction Toys Sets • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Kicko Ocean Animals 2.25 Inches - Pack of 90 - Assorted Ocean Figures Aquatic Animal Toys – for Kids Great Party Favors, Bag Stuffers, Fun, Toy, Gift, Prize • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
28 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Relieves Stress and Anxiety Fidget Toy for Children Adults, Special Toys Assortment for Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Rewards Prizes, Carnival, Piñata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Boley 40 Piece Wild Sunny Safari Animal Bucket - Assortment of Miniature Plastic Toy Safari Animal Figurines for Kids, Children, Toddlers - Includes Elephants, Tigers, Zebras,and More! • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Funcorn Toys Ocean Sea Animal, 52 Pack Assorted Mini Vinyl Plastic Animal Toy Set, Realistic Under The Sea Life Figure Bath Toy for Child Educational Party Cake Cupcake Topper,Octopus Shark Otter • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
RIKKO Rainbow Snow Flakes 300 Discs | STEM Educational Brain Building Toy | Interlocking Plastic Construction Connect Set | Promotes Fine Motor Skills Development - Therapy Tools • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
ValeforToy 72 Piece Mini Dinosaur Toy Set • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48

Materials cost

$333.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$368.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.94

Total project goal

$432.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$432.96

3 Donors

-$362.96

Donations toward project cost

-$308.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.44

Matching donations from our partners

-$70.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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