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

Girls Gone Wild for Engineering

Help me give my students LEGO Simple Machine sets, Magformers, plastic boxes, tape, pattern puzzles, and a pBuzz student instrument.

  • $1,143 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Hello, Hola, xin chào, Hallå, سلام, Kamusta, Olá, ہیلو, and welcome to this project to encourage engineering for girls in my class of energetic and enthusiastic students who represent many languages.

These loving children attend a high poverty, inland school in a state that is number one in prison spending and number forty one in education spending.

Though we have neither counselors nor teachers for music, art, P.E., the library, or computers, our deserving students benefit from an attentive, caring staff, and a "village" of generous supporters. We hope you will join us.

My Project

Though all students would benefit from the materials requested, this project directs its aim at girls who generally prize communication, storytelling, imaginative play, and relationships. I want these girls at their young age to embed memories of engineering so powerful that these memories will propel them into STEM careers. I've noticed that at the building center, my girls often begin by creating and planning narratives while the boys grab blocks to start building willy-nilly. Because of this tendency for unequal distribution, my girls need abundant access to the materials such as the requested Magformers, LEGO kits, and pattern puzzles, to be stored in plastic boxes and labeled with double stick tape. On lap desks conveniently placed at the center, the girls can efficiently record their stories to further embed these memories. When they are ready to toot their horns, they'll do it with the pBuzz student instrument.

Thank you for reading this proposal for Magformers, LEGO kits, pattern puzzles, and other supplies, and if funded, please join us as we document an afternoon of creative, constructive play where girls are inspired to take the lead.

Ms. Y.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magformers Magnets in Motion Set - Engineering Magnet Toys for Brain Development - 300 Pc Set • Amazon Business $356.41 1 $356.41
Simple Machines Set • LEGO Education $79.95 3 $239.85
Pattern Play 3D • Nasco $32.95 3 $98.85
Multipurpose Lap Tray • Nasco $8.30 7 $58.10
Student Instrument • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.95 1 $29.95
IRIS 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
AmazonBasics Double-Sided Tape - 6-Pack • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$823.14

Vendor shipping charges

$30.70

State sales tax

$75.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$971.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$171.44

Total project goal

$1,142.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,142.95

1 Donor

-$1,142.95

Donations toward project cost

-$971.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$171.44

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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