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Mrs. Augspurger from Pekin IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Good Morning, STEAM Engines!

My students need an engaging and inviting activity to start their day.

  • $599 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first graders love to explore, play, and learn! They LOVE coming to school because it is fun and safe. Each student's academic, social, emotional, and behavior abilities vastly differ. As a teacher my passion is to respond to every one of those needs so my students are a success.

In my class we are a community of learners that celebrate who we are.

I love creating an engaging classroom where we safely strive to learn. We embrace our differences and learn to always do our best.

My school includes the emotionally/behaviorally disturbed classroom where we transition these struggling students back into the regular education classroom. Also, my class consists of students struggling academically. With every challenge, I find a way to adapt to my students' needs to let them grow.

My Project

In the morning my students stagger in during a 20-minute period of time because of breakfast, drop off, and bus arrivals. As they wait for their friends, they need something exciting to do!

Each morning my learners will enter my class ready to play, explore, and create in their morning STEAM tubs.

These engaging tubs will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills through play and collaboration. The tubs will include TinkerToys, Play-Doh, puzzles, Legos, Magna Tiles, etc.

Play time and STEAM activities have shown to increase problem solving skills. In my school students rarely get to play besides during recess. Not only will these tubs allow for the important need to play, but hopefully motivate students to come to school. Through this project I am hoping to ease the hectic transition from home to school by sparking their curiosity for learning.

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

This project will reach 25 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
Sterilite White Plastic Rectangular Dish Pan 12 Quart Pack of Six • Amazon Business $25.15 2 $50.30
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Tinkertoy 30 Model Super Building Set – 200 Pieces – For Ages 3+ Preschool Educational Toy • Amazon Business $41.95 1 $41.95
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
KIDDY DOUGH 24-Piece Tools Dough & Clay Party Pack w/Animal Shapes – Mega Tool Playset Includes 22 Colorful Cutters, Molds, Rollers & Play Accessories + 2 BONUS Surprise Extruders • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
New Star Foodservice 24364 Fast Food Tray, 10 by 14-Inch, Blue, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
Learning Resources Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game • Amazon Business $19.39 1 $19.39
Upgrade Stackable Building Base Plates- Baseplate 10" x 10" in Variety Color, Compatible with all Major Brands (6PC Mixed) • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources 5-Inch Double-Sided Assorted Geoboard, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $14.10 1 $14.10
Melissa & Doug Dinosaurs 4-in-1 Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Storage Box (48 pcs) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Melissa & Doug Vehicles 4-in-1 Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Storage Box (48 pcs) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Melissa & Doug Wild Animals 4-in-1 Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Storage Box (48 pcs) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Melissa & Doug Pets 4-in-1 Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Storage Box (48 pcs) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Melissa & Doug Construction Vehicles 4-in-1 Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles (48 pcs) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Mudpuppy Outer Space to Go Puzzle (36 Piece) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mudpuppy Map of The World To Go Puzzle (36 Piece) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
BAZIC 465 Multicolor Rubber Bands for School, Home, or Office (Assorted Dimensions 227g/0.5 lbs) • Amazon Business $4.45 1 $4.45

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