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Mrs. Hardy from Washington GA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's STEM-ulate Our Brains!

Help me give my students the supplies needed for our classroom STEM bins.

  • $281 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hard-working children from a rural, Title 1 school. As a small 4/5 school, we are often limited on resources and funding. I am constantly seeking ways to challenge my students and keep them engaged throughout my lessons. In our Math and Science class, we strive to learn the "whys" and "hows" of the world.

My students question the world around them and seek to learn more beyond the basics.

They are eager to learn and utilize 21st century skills and be able to share those skills with others.

My Project

My students need a opportunites to develop their critical thinking and creativity skills. This project will help stimulate and STEM-ulate their brains with STEM bins. Students will use various objects such as building bricks, plus plus blocks, and magnetic tiles to build and create during homeroom each morning.

Each morning, students will have the opportunity to begin the day with a task to get their brains energized and ready for critical thinking and problem solving.

Even older students still need both free and structured exploration time with manipulatives and building materials. These materials will enable my students to also explore with objects in ways they may never have thought to do so before, such as using Play-doh to build a mouse trap or pipe cleaners to construct and write about a robot.

Mrs. Hardy
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magnetic Blocks,Ailuki 109 Pcs 3D Magnetic Building Blocks Set Magnet Tiles Educational Construction Kit for Children Creative Imagination Development Magnet Toys • Amazon Business $33.49 1 $33.49
PLUS PLUS - Construction Building Toy, Open Play Set - 600 Piece - Basic Color Mix • Amazon Business $30.95 1 $30.95
DreambuilderToy Building Bricks 1040 Pieces Set, 1000 Basic Building Blocks in 10 Popular Colors,40 Bonus Fun Shapes Includes Wheels, Doors, Windows, Compatible to All Major Brands • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Creative Kids Flakes – 1400 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Safe, Fun, Creative Building – Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic – Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $22.35 1 $22.35
Acerich 600 Pcs Assorted Colors Pipe Cleaners DIY Art Craft Decorations Chenille Stems (6 mm x 12 Inch) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
3/4" - 500 Sets - Adhesive Hook and Loop Dots White - 500 Sets/Pairs (1000 PCS) - 20 mm Self Adhesive Coins • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
PAXCOO 100 Pcs 6” Colored Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$192.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$238.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.09

Total project goal

$280.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$280.61

3 Donors

-$141.00

Donations toward project cost

-$119.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.15

match offer

-$139.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$118.67

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.94

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$0.00

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