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Mrs. Raygoza from Watsonville CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Bring STEM to First!

My students need STEM books, kits, pens and a pencil sharpener.

  • $343 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In our low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. To combat the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students are creative, clever, and very spontaneous.

They like to move. They love to read, and they love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical."

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

STEM will create my student's to be great problem solvers. My main focus will be to on the letter E which is Engineering. I want my student's to be able to become their own thinkers and design buildings. We need a great pencil sharpener to be able to have pencils to design our plans.

The different STEM kits will benefit them to take their design into the next level and become Engineers.

All the student's need to learn problem solving skills if their building is falling down. It's important to be able to work in a team and share the resources with each other.

Mrs. Raygoza
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
X-ACTO High Volume Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener, Model 41, Beige • Amazon Business $134.98 1 $134.98
163 Piece STEM Toys Kit | Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Learning Set for Ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Year Old Boys & Girls by Brickyard | Best Kids Toy | Creative Games & Fun Activities • Amazon Business $33.95 1 $33.95
LUKAT STEM Toys, Building Blocks for Kids, Learning Construction Educational Toys for 4,5,6 Year and Older Boys and Girls, 552 Pieces Gifts • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning About Engineers Book Set (Set of 4) - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.31 1 $26.31
Pentel BK90A R.S.V.P. Stick Ballpoint Pen.7mm, Trans Barrel, Black Ink (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28

Materials cost

$231.51

Vendor shipping charges

$5.00

State sales tax

$21.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$291.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.38

Total project goal

$342.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$342.54

3 Donors

-$164.66

Donations toward project cost

-$151.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.45

match offer

-$164.65

Match offer toward project cost

-$139.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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