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Mrs. Ray from Garland TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Magical Makerspaces

Help me give my students materials to complete makerspace challenges related to popular books.

  • $334 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade during their library time and also during an extra period called PLC. Our school is labeled Title I, which means that the majority of students have been identified as at-risk and have lower socioeconomic statuses.

Half of the campus is composed of bilingual classes, and most of the students speak Spanish as their first language.

We rely on donations and grants to fund many of the great opportunities we want to offer our students.

My Project

Stem bins contain manipulatives for building and finding solutions to challenges. Students will read books and then use the materials from the stem bin to complete a task. The students will choose which materials best fit the task and appeal to them personally. The stem bins ensure that whatever materials the students want to use, we will have them available.

The materials in the stem bins promote critical thinking and problem solving in a group.

These activities given students opportunities to develop the 21st century skills that they will need to be successful in their future careers. The tasks will be so fun that the students will not even realize that they are learning!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STEM Bins Comprehensive Kit, Set of 16 STEM Bins • hand2mind $249.95 1 $249.95

Materials cost

$249.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$283.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.06

Total project goal

$333.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$333.76

2 Donors

-$222.99

Donations toward project cost

-$189.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.44

match offer

-$110.77

Match offer toward project cost

-$94.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.62

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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