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Ms. Mims from Knoxville TN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gearing Up and STEMming Out

My students need the rolling storage cart fully stocked with STEM construction materials to encourage creative thinking and play.

  • $238 goal

This project expired on November 17, 2018.

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My Students

My students are amazing! They come to school each day ready to learn. Our school is a charming, urban school near the heart of downtown Knoxville. Our student population reflects a diverse community. Seventy-five percent of our students are on free breakfast and lunch, as we are a school-wide recipient of Title I funds.

Every child that comes through my door deserves to have the opportunity to fall in love with STEM.

Educating children and providing them with the tools to learn is the quickest way to change the future. Please help me change the future, one child at a time.

My Project

This STEM cart will be fully stocked with a variety of materials geared towards my youngest learners. The mobility of the rolling storage cart will allow me to quickly move enough materials for the entire classroom to use at once. The bins will store the gears, interlocking discs, marble maze, straws and connectors, and the take apart toys so the children can quickly begin without losing precious time.

The addition of this STEM cart to my budding makerspace will provide the children with opportunities to construct, discover, test, and explore the world around them!

Engaging in creative thinking and play encourages our children to think like an inventor and elementary aged children are at the perfect age to introduce to STEM as they are already naturally curious and want to create on their own. Help me pass on my love of learning to every child who comes through my door!

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

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This project will reach 459 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Honey-Can-Do Rolling Storage Cart and Organizer with 12 Plastic Drawers • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99
LoyToys 80 Pieces Educational Engineering Building Blocks & Gears Set for age 4-8, Boys & Girls. The Best STEM Toy- Promote Hand & Eye Coordination, Develop Imagination, Fine Motor Skills & Creativity • Amazon Business $30.97 1 $30.97
ACCEWIT Take-a-part Toy Building Blocks 286 Pieces Building Engineering Educational Construction Learning Creative Toys Car Robot DIY Tiles Game With Tool Drill • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Roylco Straws and Connectors, Pack of 400 • Amazon Business $24.42 1 $24.42
Marble Run Toy, Gifts2U 130Pcs Marbulous Marble Run Starter Construction Child Building Blocks Toys With Glass Marbles for Kids and Parent-child Marble Game • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
BUILD A BRAIN Imagination Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set with Wheels Kit: Alternative Building Toys to Blocks Set; Kids Snowflake STEM Toys; Boys and Girls Educational, Connecting Toys • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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