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Ms. OConnor from Milwaukee WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Immerse Yourself in STEM

My students need supplies to solve STEM challenges in cooperative groups.

  • $502 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a highly diverse background within our urban school district. My students have the unique opportunity in being fully immersed in the German language since beginning school in kindergarten. In becoming multilingual, students' brains become quicker in thinking skills. These skills allow them to excel academically, as well as strengthening their logic skills.

I want to build a classroom community that is safe, respectful, fosters creativity and is culturally responsive to the needs of the students.

We do this by sharing our experiences and backgrounds. We create a community of respect with team building activities and establishing classroom expectations as a group.

My Project

Incorporating STEM into classroom instruction is a great way to increase rigor, engage students, increase student discourse and foster cooperative problem solving skills. In this grant, I am requesting supplies needed for STEM projects and activities to be used through the school year. STEM is a great fit with Immersion education because student discourse in the language will increase. Student vocabulary will also be pushed to a higher academic level with STEM.

Students will have the opportunity to problem solve, evaluate their solutions and then improve those solutions.

Students will work in cooperative groups using the materials provided by this project for STEM challenges.

Our request includes staple supplies for any STEM task, such as toothpicks, rubber bands, and craft sticks. The containers will keep the materials organized within the classroom. Students will create a puff mobile, build bridges to support weight, as well as see who can build the tallest towers.

Ms. OConnor
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dry Erase Boards, Ohuhu 30-Pack 9 x 12 inch Double Sided Whiteboards Set, Including 30 x Lap Board, 30 x Black Markers, 30 x White Boards Eraser for Back to School Teachers, Students, Kids, Classroom • Amazon Business $55.99 1 $55.99
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $42.98 1 $42.98
Nova Supply 3/4 in Pro-Grade Masking Tape. 60 Yard Roll 4 Pack = 240 Yards of Multi-Use, Easy Tear Tape. Great for Labeling, Painting, Packing and More. Adhesive Leaves No Residue. • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
IRIS 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $28.85 1 $28.85
Popsicle Sticks, 2000pc, Standard 4-1/2" Length, FDA Approved Food Grade Wooden Ice Cream Sticks, Great Bulk Sticks for Crafts, by Fedmax. (2,000pc) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
CORDAGE SOURCE 1136 No.16 Cotton Twine, 200-Feet • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
Carson Dellosa STEM Challenges Learning Cards (140350) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Carson Dellosa Seasonal STEM Challenges Learning Cards (140351) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
School Smart 81899 Plain End Wooden Yardstick with Clear Lacquer Finish and Hanging Hole - 1 yard • Amazon Business $8.84 2 $17.68
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2x Sticking Power, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Best 8 Inch Stainless Steel Blade Scissors, Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Best 8 Inch Stainless Steel Blade Scissors, Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pack of 450 Disposable Plastic Straight Straws, Assorted Colors, Striped 9" Long • Amazon Business $7.18 2 $14.36
Natural Wood Craft Sticks (Pack of 1,000) • Amazon Business $13.15 1 $13.15
Vakly Wooden 6 inch Tongue depressors (Pack of 500) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
WinkyBoom Balloons Assorted Color 12 inch 100 Pcs Helium Quality Latex for Party Decoration • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
300 Pcs Pipe Cleaners - Craft Supplies Chenille Stem by BellaBetty (6 mm x 12 Inch, Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics No. 1 Paper Clips, Nonskid, 100 per Box, 10-Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hillman 830502 Stainless Steel 1/4-Inch Flat Washers, 100-Pack • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
1000 Count 100% Natural Bamboo Toothpicks – Kitchen Essential • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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