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Ms. Vela from Bremerton WA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kinders Digging Deeper Into Science

My students need additional materials for STEM. They currently need building materials and microscopes to dig deeper into learning.

  • $343 goal

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My Students

I am a Kindergarten teacher at a STEM Academy in a low-income and high poverty school district. I currently have 23 kinders, and half of my students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Many of my students face challenges both at home and in the classroom. As a kindergarten teacher, I know that I am setting a foundation for them to become lifelong learners, and one of my goals is to be able to provide my students with multiple learning opportunities through several methods.

Our students are encouraged to strive in collaboration, technology, and self-achievement.

My students have shown me time and time again how resilient children truly are. In return for their eagerness and curiosity, I would like for them to have the tools they need to be successful every day.

I want to provide the best classroom environment that I can for my students today, tomorrow, and for years to come. I am committed to my students' learning. I hope my classroom reflects the dedication I have towards my students' educational career.

My Project

Our Kinders have been sharing STEM materials. With their growing knowledge and fondness of science and engineering, expanding our STEM station would be a gift. My students have shown great interest in building and would like to further expand their abilities with additional materials. Items we need to increase our STEM abilities are microscopes and building materials. Microscopes and building materials allow for my students to deepen their knowledge on how shapes compose the world around them.

The school year is not yet over as now is the time that my students are discovering their interests, and it is because of their interests that I am seeking for support to further engage and cater to their interests.

Having microscopes during this time will allow for me to further teach about weather, Spring, and animals, showing them how similar we are to plants under several layers. They would also be able to use these materials as we learn about our various science units throughout the year.

These materials will benefit any student in my class for years to come. Having these materials for the start of the school year only means that we can dig deeper into STEM.

Thank you!

Ms. Vela
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
118 Pcs. Magnetic Building Blocks / Tiles Set for 3D Construction for Kids Age 3+. Educational Toy for girls and boys. Hours of Fun! Comes with Plastic Storage Box and Premium Backpack. By Frolk • Amazon Business $34.95 2 $69.90
Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope • Amazon Business $21.99 3 $65.97
Science kits for kids microscope Beginner Microscope Kit LED 100X, 400x, and 1200x Magnification kids science toys,red • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Myfreed 103 pcs Educational Magnetic Building Blocks Toys Magnet Construction Build Kit Toys for Boys and Girls Playing Stacking Game with Magnetic Bricks and Sticks,Gift Box Packaging,103pcs and bag • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old + | Best Toy Gift for Kids | 164 PCS Kit with Box • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
AMSCOPE-KIDS 48pcs Kids Plastic Prepared Microscope Slides of Animals Insects Plants Flowers Sample Specimens for Stereo Microscopes • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50

Materials cost

$237.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$291.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.43

Total project goal

$342.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$342.84

2 Donors

-$292.84

Donations toward project cost

-$248.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.93

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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