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Mrs. Matrisciano from Durham NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Knowledge STEMs from Play!

My students need STEM games and materials to support their fine motor skills and fuel their creativity during indoor recess or free choice times.

  • $211 goal

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My Students

My students are some of the most deserving 1st graders around! They work hard each day to take advantage of every learning opportunity. They are motivated by a good challenge and love to make new discoveries about the world around them. They are creative, clever and take pride in their school and in their community. Though many of my students have experienced trauma and difficult family situations, they come to school every day with a bright outlook on their future.

My Project

My students love play time, but on days when weather limits outdoor play or when free choice time is earned, they often don't have access to the type of hands-on, creative play opportunities they need.

Having enough engaging, educational and, most of all, FUN play materials that support STEM skills would be a game changer for my classroom!

These materials include various types of building blocks, puzzles and games that would require my students to work as a team to create their own masterpieces while sharpening fine motor skills and fostering a love for engineering and problem-solving. These activities will help prepare my kiddos to contribute amazing ideas and skill sets to the 21st century world they live in.

Mrs. Matrisciano
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magnetic Blocks, Magnetic Building Blocks 118 PCS, Magnetic Tiles for Kids, Magnetic Educational STEM Toys for 3, 4, 5+ Year Old Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Peradix Soft Building Sticks DIY Toy Stackable Flexible Folding Bending Interlocking Colorful Straw Stem Bar Set for Fine Montor Skill Imagination Education with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $21.59 1 $21.59
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Melissa & Doug Solar System Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
AWESOME Unlimited Creation Cubes 100 Piece Snap Unit Cubes Centimeter Cube and Interlocking Building Set STEM Toy | Promote Color Sorting & Math Counting Skills • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Yobooom Wood Jigsaw Puzzles 60 Pieces for Kids Ages 4-8 the Age of Dinosaur • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
100pcs 12 Colors Standard Wooden Games Dominos Set Kids Racing Toy Blocks • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19

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