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Mrs. Johnson from Jenks OK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing From the STEM Up!

My students need basic science materials to build our maker space, STEM bins, and science centers.

  • $816 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Title I school in Oklahoma! We have a fantastic group of kids this year who absolutely love to learn. I am so honored to have the opportunity to teach them.

My students are very curious and enjoy asking as many questions as possible.

We love to work together to explore, inquire, and discuss each and every day. Their little minds never stop being curious. I love being able to foster their passion for learning each and every day. I have truly never seen a group who loves to learn as much as these little ones. Together we can learn a lot!

My Project

We are striving to incorporate science in the early childhood years. The materials will help introduce inquiry-based learning to my students. With the opportunity to embed inquiry-based learning into our curriculum it will encourage my students to use higher-level thinking, critical thinking, as well as problem-solving skills.

My students helped me pick out items that they thought would be the most important to complete our STEM bins.

I thought it was very important to have their input on this particular project because I want them to be engaged and excited about their daily work. As a group, we picked out a magnetic marble run for our magnetic wall. They told me they thought this would be "a little bit difficult" but if I was there to help they would "definitely be able to make it work". Their excitement to go through and hand pick all of these items was so heartwarming.

I also let them know that we may not get these materials for until next year, so we may need to pick out stuff for our new Pre-K friends. They took on a leadership role and thought long and hard about what they wished we had this past year. They came up with wonderful ideas, such as a skeleton, "so we can learn more about the body". They also picked out all the materials so they could learn more about being scientists.

They truly did an incredible job helping me decide what would make our science, STEM, and maker stations more exciting. I cannot wait to receive these and watch the kids make the connection that they helped build our classroom. This may become a tradition every year, to have my students pick out items for the new students. They promised to come back and visit!

Mrs. Johnson
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Delta Children MySize 9 Bin Plastic Toy Organizer, Grey • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Mibote 102 PCS Magnetic Building Blocks Educational Toys Magnet Tiles Set Stacking Blocks for Toddler Kids • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Learning Resources Primary Science Jumbo Magnifiers with Stand • Amazon Business $32.69 1 $32.69
Learning Resources Stem Simple Machines Activity Set, 19 Pieces • Amazon Business $24.72 1 $24.72
Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set, 92 Pieces • Amazon Business $23.11 1 $23.11
Learning Resources Puzzle Globe, 14 Pieces • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Learning Resources LER3341 Under the Sea Ocean Counters • Amazon Business $22.17 1 $22.17
Learning Resources Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
RisingStar Interlocking Toys - Educational Straw Building Blocks for Boys and Girls - Safe and Fun Straws and Connectors Set - Colorful Construction Builders for Motor Skills Development - 340 Pieces • Amazon Business $21.97 1 $21.97
Learning Resources Skeleton Model • Amazon Business $20.88 1 $20.88
Learning Resources Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game • Amazon Business $20.19 1 $20.19
Learning Resources Playground Engineering & Design STEM Set, 104 Pieces • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Creative Kids Brain Flakes - Large 1400 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Safe, Fun, Creative Building - Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic - Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Alphabet Acorns Activity Set, 78 Pieces • Amazon Business $19.29 1 $19.29
Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Activity Set, 12 Pieces • Amazon Business $19.09 1 $19.09
Learning Resources Teaching Tac-Tiles (LER9075) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Learning Resources Create-a-Space Storage Center, Bright Colors • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Learning Resources LER2779 Jumbo Eyedroppers, Set of 6 with Stand • Amazon Business $17.69 1 $17.69
Learning Resources Magnetic Time Tracker • Amazon Business $17.54 1 $17.54
AGARE 500 PC Bars Different Shape Creative and Educational Building Building Block Toy - 3D Puzzle With a Plastic Storage Box • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Learning Resources STEM Sink or Float Activity Set, 32 Pieces • Amazon Business $16.25 1 $16.25
Learning Resources Lab Gear • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
Learning Resources Butterfly Life Cycle • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Plant Life Cycle • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Learning Resources Jumbo Magnetic Numbers • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
SamTaiker White Kid Lab Coat For Scientist or Doctors Role Play Costume Set (Medium, White) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Teacher Created Resources Human Skeleton Magnetic Accents (77241) • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
Learning Resources Primary Shapes Template Set • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Learning Resources Play Tape Measure, 3 Feet Long • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Learning Resources STEM Force & Motion Activity Set, 20 Pieces • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68
Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Learning Resources Color Mixing Glasses • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89

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