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Mrs. Cruz from Long Beach CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Be Little Engineers

Help me give my students storage sacks, presentation station, Kapla blocks, timer and prizes.

  • $995 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are accelerated learners in the second grade. Our school is located in a very high poverty area where many of our students are in shelters or homeless. It is heartbreaking.

My students' resolve and determination inspire me!

They know that learning all they can is the key to succeeding and pulling themselves up. They have seen more than their little minds should but instead of closing themselves off, they are striving to become more than their circumstances. They are my heroes!!

My Project

My students like being challenged! I want to challenge them with some hands-on engineering concepts.

You never know what is going to inspire a child but you know when it happens because it's electric!

My students need a set of Kapla blocks and a class set of storage sacks to help them with their introduction to engineering. The presentation cart will hold all of my classroom's instructive technology that I will use to teach them about the main principles of engineering. We will use the timer to keep track of time and the prizes as motivation.

My students will learn about testability, maintainability, integrity, ethics, and management as they collaborate to build their ideas. I can't wait to see what they can do!

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

Equity Focus

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
JJ120X - Extra-Large At-Your-Seat Storage Sack (15"h x 18"w) - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $109.50 4 $438.00
Norwood Commercial Furniture Laptop Caddy Cart Presentation Station, NOR-TY-1000 • Amazon Business $159.99 1 $159.99
KAPLA 280 Chest and Art Book • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
Learning Resources Magnetic Visual Time Tracker & Clock, Classroom Accessories, Teacher Aids, 3-Color Lighted Display, Visual & Audio Alarms • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
OHill 48 Pack Emoji Emoticons Silicone Wristbands Bracelets Kids Birthday Party Supplies Favors Prize Rewards, Kids Size • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$736.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$67.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$845.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.20

Total project goal

$994.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$994.65

1 Donor

-$994.65

Donations toward project cost

-$845.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$149.20

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$0.00

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