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

Kindergarten Needs STEM Too!

Help me give my students Magnetic 3D Building Blocks, Tinker Toys, and other STEM building activity kits.

  • $305 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a high poverty elementary school that serves students in grades Pre-K through 5th grade. Many of the students suffer from toxic stress trauma, in which they have been exposed to violence, neglect, financial hardships, mental illness and/or substance abuse. Students and their families are frequently moving in, out, and back in again. The students are provided free breakfast, lunch, and snack daily. Families have access to a school-based health care program which provides medical, dental and mental health care.

Although my kindergarten students have difficult home lives, they come to school daily excited and eager to learn.

They are excited to learn not only academic skills but also social skills. They enjoy hands-on activities the most, especially activities that feel like play.

My Project

My kindergarten students are learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics for the very first time. This STEM project will provide my students with a hands-on opportunity to explore, design and build using Magnetic Building Blocks, Tinker Toys, and other STEM kits.

While using the STEM materials, students will be exposed to Next Generation Science standard concepts while constructing roads, buildings, and bridges.

They will be able to use these tools to explore science and engineering concepts of push/pull, force, motion, and engineering.

Students will have opportunities to tie STEM learning to literature by building a bridge for the 3 Billy Goats to climb over or building a house that can withstand the huffing and puffing of the big bad wolf. Students will begin building the blocks for future STEM experiences throughout their education.

Mrs. Weyant
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all 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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $41.90 1 $41.90
HAPISIMI Interlocking Building Blocks Kids STEM Educational Toys - 250 Piece Mega Set of Plastic Interlocking Discs for Preschool, Toddler and School Boys and Girls - Creative & Development Toy • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Play22 Building Toys For Kids 165 Set - STEM Educational Construction Toys - Building Blocks For Kids 3+ Best Toy Blocks Gift For Boys and Girls - Great Educational Toys Building Sets - Original • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
cossy STEM Learning Toy Engineering Construction Building Blocks 198 Pieces Kids Educational Toy for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Year Old (198 Pcs) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $19.09 1 $19.09
Bo Toys Deluxe Gears Building Set, Learning Blocks , Spinning Gears, 170 pcs • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
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 $14.98 1 $14.98

Materials cost

$225.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$259.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.74

Total project goal

$304.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$304.96

1 Donor

-$153.00

Donations toward project cost

-$130.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.95

match offer

-$151.96

Match offer toward project cost

-$129.17

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.79

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$0.00

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