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Ms. V. from De Soto KS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Light It Up and Build

Help me give my students Light Stax and a Keva Plank Set to bring more STEM into our classroom.

  • $479 goal

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My Students

I am a 3rd grade teacher in a low-income/high poverty elementary school where 50% of students, and their families, are living below the poverty line. Due to their socioeconomic status, families are receiving free or reduced-price breakfast/lunch at school daily. My students face many life challenges at a young age, which may include transiency, single family homes, incarcerated parents, neglect, abuse, as well as many more. In addition, a portion of our population is English language learners. It is my desire to be the structure and/or the constant in their young, chaotic lives.

Despite their circumstances, each child brings an innocence and a joy into the classroom that motivates and inspires me.

The students love to learn, read, and write, in spite of their past and current situations. I love the challenge of reaching all of my students, and I am dedicated to finding the best tools, resources, and materials in order to create informed citizens and life-long learners.

My Project

My students walk into the classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. They want to succeed and understand more about the environment and the world around them. I find when I structure our time to fit around being hands-on and explorative they soar!

I teach at a high poverty school in Kansas where over half of our students receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch.

My school also has the privilege of serving a high ESL population. Despite many hardships and challenges, my students want to excel. They still have the belief they can make their lives whatever they want them to be and I want to make it my mission to help!

My class would be so excited to have new items in our STEM center that would help them build, design, show their creativity, and bring new innovative ideas to life! The Light Stax will be a popular hit as they can make and design patterns. The Keva Plank Set will provide many opportunities to build and create.

Ms. V.
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Light Stax Classroom Collection • AKJ Education $157.10 1 $157.10
Light Stax Table Top Base • AKJ Education $116.79 1 $116.79
KEVA Maple: 200 Plank Set • AKJ Education $72.96 1 $72.96

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