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Ms. Anderson from Herriman UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Future Energetic Engineers in the Making!

Help me give my students STEM materials, like K'NEX building supplies, Brickyard building sets, Tinkertoy, and PicassoTiles, that will provide them with ample opportunities to create, explore, and invent new ideas for learning about math, science, and engineering!

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My Students

My amazing first grade students are inquisitive, creative, inventive, and passionate about learning! They are constantly full of questions and love using hands-on, active, engaging materials to help them come up with new creations and experimenting to find solutions to problems! They come to school each day eager to learn various concepts, full of excitement, and enthusiastic to teach and share what they have learned with everyone in the class! As a teacher, I love watching their faces when they have an Each day is always rewarding to me as a teacher because there have been many moments when my students have become the teacher and I feel inspired by their passion for learning!

My students love any opportunity to explore, use their imaginations, express their creativeness, and inspire others!

My Project

Young children love to explore, create, and ask questions. STEM building materials like VIAHART Brain Flakes, TINKERTOYS, K'NEX building sets, and Brickyard Building Blocks can help foster creativity, imagination, build interests in math, engineering, art and science, and provide them with a passion for sharing new ideas. I will be able to use these building materials by dividing my students into small groups and rotating each group so they are able to create various ideas using each type of STEM building materials. Each building set is a little unique and my students will be able to use these wonderful materials to design, invent, and experiment while also having fun playing. These materials will not only provide my students a chance to work independently and show their own creations, but it can also provide them with the skills to collaborate by working in teams and communicating with one another.

STEM building sets are hands-on, can build creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication while providing ample time to explore ideas while reducing classroom stress and anxiety!

I would love to provide my students with materials to use where they can play, build, create, share, gain self-efficacy, learn to complete challenges, and collaborate in groups. First graders love using hands-on manipulative and STEM building allows children to ask questions, discover more than one solution, and create a passion for trying to ideas.

My students have already shown a great interest in other STEM activities and I know that with these wonderful STEM building sets, I will be able to foster a lifelong love of learning, creating, curiosity, passion, and exploring!

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set – 200 Pieces – For Ages 3+ Preschool Educational Toy (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $42.30 1 $42.30
K’NEX – 52 Model Building Set – 618 Pieces – Ages 7+ Engineering Education Toy (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $38.60 1 $38.60
Brickyard Building Blocks Building Bricks - 1100 Pieces Toys Bulk Block Set with 154 Roof Pieces, 2 Free Brick Separators, and Reusable Storage Box, Compatible with Lego • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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