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Mrs. Simpson from Bradenton FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Life Is a Roller Coaster, So Let's Build Our Own

My students need access to resources that support and promote our prekindergarten science and stem curriculum.

  • $203 goal

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My Students

I work at a school where 61% of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch. My class is an integrated prekindergarten room, which consists of students aged three to five years old. The class consists of 30% students who have Individualized Education Plans. The students are learning through investigation, exploration, and building their curiosity through a science-based curriculum every day. Their success is vibrant through their dedication, perseverance, and above all their smiles through the numerous unit-learning projects we have completed. Some ending projects include creating a “save the millipedes” video that was broadcast on our daily news to the whole school, to working with Scholastic Books to publish a book about “Building Around the World.” My ultimate goal is to build every student's love for learning, and to keep enriching my students’ lives to help assist them in building the best educational foundation I can.

My Project

Having these materials will allow the students to have access to hands-on materials to enrich our science and stem curriculum. My prekindergarten students are eager and curious to learn about the world around them and have shown a special interest in our building unit and roller coasters. We have had some wonderful presenters from our families that were able to show the class an array of different building tools and equipment, and now it is there turn to build their own coaster.

The students loved discovering the construction tools and equipment, and they desire to learn about how to be expert constructors of safe roller coasters.

Using tools the Engineer-A-Coaster Activity Kit and Stand-Up Magnetic Write and Wipe Center, students will be able to interact and construct roller coasters to transform their dreams into machines. Through this kit and board, students will not only be introduced to earlier engineering skills, but they will be learning to collaboratively work and problem-solve with other peers.

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

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA583 - Stand-Up Magnetic Write & Wipe Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
LL570 - Engineer-A-Coaster Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$139.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$172.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.37

Total project goal

$202.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$202.45

1 Donor

-$101.22

Donations toward project cost

-$86.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.18

match offer

-$101.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$86.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.18

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$0.00

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