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Ms. Loskoch from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Imagination Stations

Help me give my students Motion Discovery Tubes, Block Play People with Differing Abilities, and an Engineer-A-Coaster Activity Kit to conduct imagination stations that promote problem solving and STEM skills which are all needed for the future.

  • $1,207 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge"-Robert Fulghum. My school, is a diverse, neighborhood school in the Stanton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh. I have 18 "Little Learners". Our school was recognized as a high achieving "STAR" school based on substantial academic student growth and achievement as compared to other schools across our state. Many students in my class begin the school year struggling with basic concepts such as letter, number, name, shape or sound identification, yet end the year proficient in those concepts. Our school has 100% of students who receive free lunch, and who come from at-risk homes, some who live in shelters with a parent who is in recovery and battling addiction. Some students do not qualify for ESL services, but speak other languages such as Spanish at home. While others qualify for speech and language services. Imagination Station activities would promote real life language and conversational skills. My kindergarten students are in need of these supplies that promote imagination, discovery, and diversity. Children who are considered medically fragile and have multiple disabilities are mainstreamed into my classroom.

My Project

The "Little Learners" in my classroom have an innate ability to use their imaginations. This project and material such as the Remote Control Gear Bot, will allow them to learn, grow, build, create, and dream in small groups, which will promote social learning and problem solving skills, as well as allow for time for the teacher to rotate through small groups to provide assistance to individual students. The students are fascinated by the way things work and operate and have incredibly inquisitive minds. Materials in this grant such as the LEGO Steam Park, Snap Bots, and Create a Chain Reaction, will provide these enthusiastic Kindergarten students with stimulating and enjoyable educational activities which incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills. Kids Around the World and Hispanic Block Play figures and Young Architects Design Center will promote group learning and inclusion as well as provide ways for students to communicate within small groups while solving problems with one another.

Ms. Loskoch
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO(r) DUPLO(r) Steam Park (45024) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $149.95 1 $149.95
LA583 - Stand-Up Magnetic Write & Wipe Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
PP566 - Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit - Pre K-Gr. 2 - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
FF579 - Blocks & Blueprints Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG127 - Remote-Control Gear-Bot • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF210 - Young Architects Design Blocks - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP777 - Create-A-Path Magnetic Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LL570 - Engineer-A-Coaster Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
SE203BU - Colored Kinetic Sand - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.99 1 $42.99
PP838 - Snap-Bots • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE893 - Basketball STEM Challenge Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC107 - Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
EE552 - Kids Around the World Block Play People • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
RR653 - Lakeshore Community Block Play People • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
DD121 - Survive the Quake Engineering Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA531 - Lakeshore Motion Discovery Tubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR759 - Lakeshore Block Play People with Differing Abilities • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
AA203 - Lakeshore Block Play People - Hispanic Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
AA205 - Lakeshore Block Play People - African American Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
SE998 - Magic Water Marbles - Multicolor • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC933 - Create-A-Burger Sequencing Stacker • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
TR798 - Don’t Let the Bugs Fall! Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
LC108 - Pattern Cards for Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$980.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,025.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$180.96

Total project goal

$1,206.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,206.39

13 Donors

-$1,183.86

Donations toward project cost

-$1,025.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$158.43

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.53

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$0.00

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