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Mrs. Martin from Saint Paul MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Future STEM Leaders!

Help me give my students purposeful and effective manipulatives to increase their spatial awareness and strengthen their mathematical foundation!

  • $460 goal

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My Students

For almost all of my students, Pre-K is their very first experience in a school, and I am their first teacher. I want my students to develop a deep love of learning. My school serves almost all low-income students, with many students speaking English as their second language.

I believe it is my duty as a teacher to help close the achievement gap.

One of the ways to do that is to make school a fun and inviting place. However, this requires resources that go beyond my teacher's income. I love my scholars, and they deserve the very best!

My Project

I just finished taking a professional development class on mathematical thinking and the importance of a curriculum centered around STEM (science, technology , engineering, and mathematics). In the class, we read read numerous articles explaining how extremely critical guided instruction using "simple" materials, such as wooden blocks, are so important.

My students need high quality wooden blocks and manipulatives to kick start their passion for math and STEM!

The materials I chose for my project include wooden blocks, wooden stackers, number popsicles, and sorting tubes to help foster a natural math environment. Children need hands on materials to develop spatial awareness, which promotes a strong foundation in STEM.

Mrs. Martin
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wooden Exploration Set - 50 Pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $89.96 1 $89.96
Kinder Branch Blocks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $71.96 1 $71.96
Big City Building Blocks (Set of 36) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $43.16 1 $43.16
Branch Blocks - 36 Pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
Totter Tower • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
Water Blocks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.46 1 $31.46
Sound and Sort Stackers - Set of 18 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.96 1 $26.96
Number Popstm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.76 1 $19.76

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