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Ms. Mendoza from Moreno Valley CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergartners will be Going Full STEAM Ahead!

My students need STEAM hands-on independent center activities like Bristle Builders and Playstix's that engage thinking skills.

  • $599 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school services students in grades K-5. My students come from a low social economic background with over 90% of all students qualifying for free lunch. We have a high percentage of English Language Learners. They are happy, excited to learn, and hard-working, but many come with very limited experiences. Many parents have limited resources and are not able to provide their students with books, toys, or activities that encourage their learning in math, science, language arts, or technology.

My Project

Now that we will be full day Kindergarten, my students will actually have time to explore, manipulate, and learn from activities that challenge them to think through play. They will have the opportunity to practice and apply the skills they have learned through hands-on activities.

These activities will be used in small group centers and the students will get to rotate through these fun and engaging activities.

With a big influence being placed on STEM and STEAM, it is important for my students to have access to these activities as an introduction to math and science which will hopefully spark their interest in math and science and encourage a love of learning in these subjects.

The Magnetic Building Sets, Soft and Quiet Building Blocks, Visual Place Value Magnetic Frames and Magnetic Base 10 Sets will give my students a break from paper-pencil activities and give them a hands-on approach to problem-solving. The Create-A-Burger Sequence Stacker and Fairly Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits will help their critical thinking skills through play.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP640X - Fairy Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
CS439 - Crazy Shapes Magnetic Building Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
RR751 - Bristle Builders® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
PH345 - 18" x 24" Magnetic Write & Wipe Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
DB251 - Playstix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
LC1457 - Soft & Quiet Building Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC471 - Jumbo Magnetic Ten-Frames - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
DD135 - Magnetic Base 10 Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 2 $17.98
PP676 - Visualize Place Value Magnetic Frame • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
LC933 - Create-A-Burger Sequencing Stacker • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$432.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$508.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.82

Total project goal

$598.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$598.79

3 Donors

-$359.40

Donations toward project cost

-$305.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.91

Matching donations from our partners

-$239.39

Match offers toward project cost

-$203.48

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.91

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$0.00

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