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Ms. Ainsworth from Somis CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Future Engineers Start Creating in Kindergarten

My students need building materials and STEM centers to allow them to develop their engineering skills. These items will be used in our explore centers to challenge students on a daily basis.

  • $472 goal

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My Students

My students are curious learners who come from diverse backgrounds. They are an inquisitive group and they love to build and explore. In our class we collaborate, persevere, and challenge each other to learn more and do our best.

My goal this year is to provide my students the space to learn by doing through play and hands on activities.

We need the space and the materials to continue our STEM projects and to continue to learn and grow together.

My Project

Students in my class will use these materials to build, explore, and discover the world around them. These items will be added to our Explore Center which is our own version of a MakerSpace. The Design and Build Engineering centers have building materials and challenge cards that my students will use to solve problems together. The Magna Tiles will allow students to create their own designs and will be used with the addition of task cards that challenge students to make their own versions of architecture from places all around the world. The Create a Chain Reaction STEM kit will develop my students understanding of gravity, force and motion, momentum, and require them to problem solve. Finally, the Building Brick STEM kit will engage my students in developing their creativity with one of their favorite building materials!

It has been said that teachers are preparing students for jobs that do not yet exist.

Even though we may not know what jobs students will have in the future we do know that these jobs will require ingenuity, creativity, perseverance, and the ability to collaborate. These are the skills fostered by STEM activities in the classroom. Thank you for helping me to foster these skills and inspire a love for learning in my students today.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
PP750X - Design & Build Engineering Centers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $125.00 1 $125.00
PP565 - Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit - Pre K-Gr. 2 - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT758 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

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