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Mrs. Klink from Buffalo NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Students Build Self-ESTEAM

Help me give my students the opportunity to explore through hands-on experiences. The goal is to create a "Makerspace" in which they will be able to use different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics) tools to grow!

  • $521 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

First and second grade are a very integral time in a child's education. I teach first and second grade Gifted & Talented students. 65% of our school is comprised of gifted students, and I have the pleasure of working with 121 of them. They are enthusiastic about their learning, and they need to be appropriately challenged.

My students are a good mix of wonderers, creators, thinkers, and questioners.

They are always trying to get questions answered and they almost always ask "Why?" to everything. These curious, creative children are both fearless and supportive. As students of the 21st century, they deserve the tools to engage in our world and the opportunity to thrive as young students.

My Project

These materials will help me create a space for my students in which they can explore and bring their thoughts to life. The use of hands-on materials like blocks, LEGOS, and planks will allow the students to bring their inner engineering and architecture thoughts to life. The use of the Osmo and Sphero will provide them with the opportunity to explore technology and learn communication and collaboration.

It is proven that students are more engaged and interested in their work when they are given a choice and the opportunity to explore.

This "Makerspace" will encourage students to grow both creatively and expressively with the use of various tools. My students will gain confidence while also developing critical thinking and problem solving skills.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 121 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero SPRK+ STEAM Educational Robot • Amazon Business $116.09 1 $116.09
Osmo Genius Kit for iPad • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Brain Blox Wooden Building Blocks for Kids - Building Planks Set, STEM Toys for Boys and Girls (200 Pieces) • Amazon Business $41.95 1 $41.95
mDesign Plastic Cutlery Storage Organizer Caddy Bin - Tote with Handle - Kitchen Cabinet or Pantry - Basket Organizer for Forks, Knives, Spoons, Napkins - Indoor or Outdoor Use - 4 Pack, Clear • Amazon Business $36.88 1 $36.88
DreambuilderToy 120 PCS Creative Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Magnetic Tiles STEM Preschool Educational Construction Kit(120 PC Set) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
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
Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set, Developmental Toy, 100 Blocks in 4 Colors and 9 Shapes, 13.5" H x 3.5" W x 9" L • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59

Materials cost

$406.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$442.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.10

Total project goal

$520.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$520.67

5 Donors

-$281.85

Donations toward project cost

-$247.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.78

match offer

-$230.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$195.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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