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Ms. James from Meriden CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need a variety of tools and technology (microphone, timer, robot, and blocks) to get them excited and engaged in their learning! These materials will help me to create interactive and engaging math and reading experiences in our classroom.

  • $403 goal

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My Students

My 5th graders in Meriden attend an extended learning day public school in a low-income neighborhood. For many of them, our classroom is not only a place where they are learning academics, but also find comfort stability when they are facing challenges at home.

My students amaze me regularly with their skills and talents.

From coding games to creating 3-D models to choreographing entire dance routines, these are children who thrive when their creativity meets opportunity.

As 5th graders who are growing and beginning to understand the world around them, our classroom is a place where they are welcomed to be who they are and encouraged to express themselves. They are inquisitive, critical, enthusiastic, and eager to gain the knowledge that the world has to offer, especially when taught in a way that peaks their curiosity!

My Project

Although more than deserving of opportunities to thrive, lack of resources and tools have often limited the learning experiences that I can create in the classroom.

My students deserve the opportunity to develop the skills they'll need to compete in a tech savvy and innovative society.

This why it's important for me to create engaging lessons that will support their critical and creative thinking skills!

By creating more interactive learning experiences for my students using tools such as Ozobots, Legos, Rory's Story Cubes, and performance equipment, they will have the opportunity to get engaged and excited about their learning. The skills they will gain are ones that will support them far beyond the classroom.

Whether we are using these tools to practice measurement and conversion, STEAM challenges, creative writing, performance of their pieces, reader's theater, or one of the many other possibilities, I want to provide my students with memorable and valuable learning experiences.

Ms. James
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ozobot Bit Coding Robot (White) • Amazon Business $53.97 1 $53.97
Bit Coding Robot, Guardians of the Galaxy (Black) • Amazon Business $49.88 1 $49.88
[Improved Design] 4 Baseplates, 10 x 10 Inches Large Thick Base Plates for Building Bricks by Brickyard, Perfect for Activity Table or Displaying Compatible Construction Toys (2 Green, 2 Blue) • Amazon Business $15.95 3 $47.85
Building Bricks - 550 Pieces Compatible Toys by Brickyard Building Blocks - Bulk Block Set with 77 Roof Pieces, Free Brick Separator, and Reusable Storage Box with Handle (550 pcs) • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone,3-in-1 Portable Handheld karaoke Mic Home Party birthday Speaker Machine for iPhone/Android/iPad/Sony,PC and All Smartphone(Gold) • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Rory's Story Cube Complete Set - Original - Actions - Voyages • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
12 Pack Small Digital Kitchen Timer Magnetic Back And ON/OFF Switch,Minute Second Count Up Countdown(White,Blue,Orange) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
135 Pieces Wheels, Tires, and Axles - Building Bricks Compatible Set by Brickyard Building Blocks - Includes Steering Wheels, Windshields, and Colorful Brick Building Chassis Pieces (135 pcs) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Sound Activated Party Lights with Remote Control Dj Lighting, RBG Disco Ball, Strobe Lamp 7 Modes Stage Par Light for Home Room Dance Parties Birthday DJ Bar Karaoke Xmas Wedding Show Club Pub • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Beistle Carpet Runner, 24in by 15 ft, Red • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Koplow Games KOP12088 Decimal Dice Game Set • Amazon Business $5.35 1 $5.35

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