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Ms. Couturier from Allendale MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Make us a MAKERSPACE (STEM) kindergarten classroom!

My students need STEM toys to help launch our Makerspace classroom.

  • $683 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are in a district that’s 28% free and reduced and my classroom is over 60%. I have so many bright little students with varying degrees of ability. Some students have speech and processing disorders, emotional impairments, anxiety. On the other hand, some of my students find learning easy, they excel academically and need to experience new challenges in the classroom to keep them engaged.

Our department has no budget for items like this.

This project is driven by my passion as an Elementary Science Major with a Masters in Early Childhood Education. I believe we owe it to our students to teach them foundational STEM skills early in life. That’s what this grant will do

My Project

My classroom consists of more than 60% free and reduced. We’re looking to get away from traditional paper/pencil and add more STEM-based activities to encourage problem-solving skills at the earliest level of education. It’s no secret that at this age, children learn through doing and hands-on experiences.

It’s important that kids learn the value of perseverance, teamwork, collaboration, and critical thinking in a fun and interactive way.

I want to help my kids understand that they can “fail successfully” by identifying the problem(s), adjusting the plan, and making improvements to their design can lead to success.

These supplies, tools, and manipulatives would allow the kids to learn STEM lessons during a foundational year and at a developmentally appropriate level. This will lead to life-long learning, curiosity, growth, and success as they continue on their journey.

These materials will also be shared and used across K-3 classrooms in my district.

Ms. Couturier
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KEVA Maple 400 Plank Set • Amazon Business $169.97 1 $169.97
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $20.99 3 $62.97
Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set, 83 Pieces • Amazon Business $30.00 2 $60.00
Strawbees Maker Builder Kit - 100 Straws and 100 Connectors Set, Educational & Creative Building Toy, Tinkering & STEM Learning, Suitable for Children 5 Years & Up • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
AMOSTING Engineering Toys STEM Construction Building Blocks Set Educational Learning Kit for Kids – 148pcs • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
Makedo Cardboard Construction Toolkit – Perfect for In-Classroom STEM Learning and At-Home Play – Includes 30 Reusable Makedo Tools – Suitable for Children Age 4+ • Amazon Business $15.00 3 $45.00
Creative Kids Brain Flakes – Large 600 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 $14.98 2 $29.96
EBL AA AAA Battery Charger and AAA Rechargeable Batteries Ni-MH 1100mAh 16 Counts with Battery Cases • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Strawbees Pocketful of Ideas - Creativity Card Deck • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Makedo Cardboard Construction Scru Expansion Pack – Includes 75 Reusable Makedo Scrus – Perfect for In-Classroom STEM Learning and At-Home Play – Suitable for Children Age 4+ • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00

Materials cost

$541.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$579.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.34

Total project goal

$682.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$682.29

3 Donors

-$579.94

Donations toward project cost

-$503.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.49

match offer

-$90.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$76.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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