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Ms. Meza from Port Lavaca TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on Learning!

Help me give my students STEM and sensory items like magnetic blocks, clay, and play-doh so they can learn through engaging hands-on activities.

  • $366 goal

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My Students

My young students are smart, energetic, little sponges. They come to school excited to soak up information. I have students from many different countries. Many don't speak English and almost all are economically disadvantaged. We also are an inclusive classroom with students of many varied needs. Despite this, my students come to class eager and ready to learn.

My students are passionate about learning and play.

They love using their imagination and creativity to learn important academic skills. This type of hands-on learning helps them build relationships and learn important academic and social-emotional skills they need to be successful in school.

My Project

Young children learn through hands-on activities. They need to touch, feel, and explore to learn. STEM activities and sensory items are some of the best tools we have to reach young students.

My students need STEM bin and sensory items so they can explore and learn important academic concepts in a way that meets their developmental needs.

Building and exploring different materials helps children explore their senses and learn in a more tactile way. This helps students build deeper connections to learning tasks.

The water beads and play-doh will be used in many of our thematic units to help children explore literacy, math, social studies, and science concepts. The wiki sticks will help students learn letters, numbers, and shapes. The magnetic tiles will help students learn problem-solving and building skills. All of these items will help them with developing fine motor skills.

Young minds are active and need to explore the world in a hands-on way. STEM and sensory bins are the perfect way to help children learn and grow in an appropriate way.

Ms. Meza
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jasonwell 108pcs Magnetic Blocks Kids Magnetic Tile Building Blocks Set 3D Magnet Bulding Tiles Construction Playboard Magnet Tiles Educational Toys Gift for Toddler Boys Girls 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 Year Old • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Crayola Model Magic, School Supplies Classpack, Modeling Clay Alternative, 1 oz, Packs, 75 Count • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Limmys Magnetic Building Blocks – Unique Travel Series Construction Toys for Boys and Girls – STEM Educational Toy – Includes 74 Pieces and an Idea Book • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
WikkiStix Big Count Box Molding & Sculpting Sticks • Amazon Business $23.22 1 $23.22
UMIKU Water Beads 50000 Soft Beads Rainbow Mix Water Growing Balls for Kids Tactile Sensory Toys Home Décor • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
WikkiStix Basic Shapes • Amazon Business $19.26 1 $19.26
24 Pack Bundle Sensory Fidget Toys Set-Liquid Motion Timer/Grape Ball/Mochi Squishy/Stretchy String/Flippy Chain/Easter Egg/Marble Mesh/Squeeze Bean/Cube for Autistic Kids, ADHD, Anti-stress Toys • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Learning Resources Handy Scoopers, Fine Motor Toy, Assorted Colors, Set of 4, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $8.47 2 $16.94
WikkiStix Numbers Cards Set • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Wikki Stix 501 Sea Life Activity Pak, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $6.87 2 $13.74
WikkiStix Alphabet Cards Set • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93

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