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Mrs. Wilson from Simi Valley CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands On Learning

My students need these hands on STEM activities for many reasons! STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. In our first grade classroom we do a lot of hands on learning, and these will help!

  • $263 goal

This project expired on December 1, 2018.

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My Students

My first graders are the best! Our classroom is shaped with an environment of love, kindness, and fun. I believe kids at this age do their best learning, and are most engaged when the learning is hands on, after all they are still kids so let them be kids! My students love STEM projects, it is most of their favorite time of the week because it allows them to create, and there are limited guidelines, just creative minds hard at work!

My Project

These materials are all things that the students can use to create. STEM is all about learning through hands on experience with science, technology, engineering, and math. STEM gives students an opportunity to create and think outside the box. I have given my students materials and a very open ended prompt, such as "can you make a sturdy bridge," from there I am amazed at the different ideas these kids come up with. Every students bridge is so different and thought through, each giving a reason for 'why' they did it that way. Another thing I LOVE about STEM activities is the opportunity it provides for collaboration. I usually put students in pairs, and then listen to their amazing conversations on how they will solve this, or how they will reach this goal together, each bringing their unique outlook to the table. These STEM bins would be so loved and so appreciated in our ever evolving classroom!

Mrs. Wilson
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind STEM Bins by Brooke Brown, Essential Kit • Amazon Business $129.95 1 $129.95
1InTheoffice Pencil Box, Polypropylene Clear (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97

Materials cost

$174.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$223.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.45

Total project goal

$263.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$263.00

2 Donors

-$137.76

Donations toward project cost

-$117.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.66

Matching donations from our partners

-$125.24

Match offers toward project cost

-$106.45

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.79

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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