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Mrs. Cunningham from Phoenix AZ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Keep Making STEM Stuff!

My students need STEM materials replenished for continued success at critical thinking!

  • $448 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class is full of diverse students from all walks of life. I have mostly BOYS this year (21 out of 28). Most of my students live in either apartments or mobile homes in the nearby area. Being a Title One school, many of my friends came to school without supplies or even a backpack, but we made sure they had what they needed, including a good breakfast and lunch every day.

The future is in my classroom and we are ready to jump, head-first, into high-quality learning opportunities.

Each student is capable of learning so much more if they can put their heads together and use their hands!

My Project

At the beginning of the year, my students were introduced to household materials to create projects just using their critical thinking skills.

It is time to replenish some of those STEM materials!

The imagination of my students has inspired me and several of my colleagues to expand the STEM projects into next school year! My students are ASKING to "make something" to solve everyday problems like pencil holders and book organizers. We use the construction paper to create wind socks to measure the wind and create a "new" bed for Goldilocks! Pom-poms and timers are used for Minute-to-Win-It team building games. Book bags have been used to carry supplies to share with our families and create a Home STEM project each month. White board markers are used to write out our STEM project plans so we can easily erase and make needed changes to our plans as we build them. We have an upcoming Fairy Tale Unit in which we plan to use our STEM projects to solve the problems in our stories: A way to get Rapunzel out of her tower, a boat that floats for the Billy Goats Gruff, a new shoe design for Cinderella, and the ideas continue!

Such hands-on projects have decreased behaviors, increased friendships, and test scores have sky-rocketed! My students are learning to attack their learning like they do with STEM projects, thinking outside the box with more than one way to solve a problem.

Mrs. Cunningham
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL156 - Lakeshore Scissors Set - Blunt-Tip • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 3 $50.97
VX271Z - 8-Color Standard Crayons - Dozen Packs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 5 $49.95
LC926 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
DD105 - Black Write & Wipe Markers - Thin-Line - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 10 $39.90
WS803 - Wikki Stix - Primary Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 4 $27.96
TT505Z - Lakeshore Glue Stick - Dozen • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 4 $19.96
BA9112 - Pipe Stems - 1,000 Pieces • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.99 1 $18.99
BG507 - Best-Buy Book Bags - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
TA51DW - Construction Paper - 12" x 18" - Dark Brown • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.29 4 $9.16
HH829 - Children’s Timer - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99
TA51AC - Construction Paper - 12" x 18" - Assorted Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.29 2 $4.58
TA50AC - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Assorted Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 3 $3.57
TA50HR - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Holiday Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 2 $2.38
TA50LG - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Light Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 2 $2.38
TA50WT - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - White • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 2 $2.38
TA50BK - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Black • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 2 $2.38
TA50HG - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Holiday Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 2 $2.38
TA50DW - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Dark Brown • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 2 $2.38
TA50GA - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50YE - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50SB - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50MA - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Magenta • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50SC - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Scarlet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50BU - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50VT - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Violet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50GB - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Bright Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50HP - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Hot Pink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50RD - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50DG - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Dark Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50RG - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50PN - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Pink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50LB - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Light Brown • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50BR - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Brown • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50DB - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Dark Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50BG - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Blue-Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50LL - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Lilac • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19

Materials cost

$322.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$380.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.17

Total project goal

$447.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$447.79

1 Donor

-$447.79

Donations toward project cost

-$380.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.17

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$0.00

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