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Mrs. Jeffrey from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Makers Gonna Make with STEM Supplies!

Help me give my students the opportunity to think inventively and imaginatively, solve problems with specified constraints, build creative designs, and so much more!

  • $396 goal

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My Students

I teach all day kindergarten in a diverse public school. My students learn all subjects including life studies (science and social studies), English language arts, and math.

My kindergarten students are excited about school and so eager to learn.

It's important to have different materials to meet their learning needs! We have many hands-on experiences and like to move a lot!

I love that as a kindergarten teacher I get to be the one to introduce my students to the world of school and set the foundation for their learning. Their first year in school has the potential to impact how they view learning. It's important to me to make their first year a positive one!

My Project

I want to give my kindergarten students a STEM solution that is a creative and developmentally appropriate form of engineering! STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math. I'd like to create Build It Bins or Maker Bins with materials in this project and existing materials in my classroom.

Every year, my students love to use their imagination to design, construct, and create!

Additionally, we work on their reading and writing skills by writing about what they have created. The only thing missing are enough materials to let students explore this way of learning more often! These bins would allow students to think inventively & imaginatively, solve problems with specified constraints, build creative designs, and so much more!

Mrs. Jeffrey
Grades PreK-2
  • W Robert Paynter Elementary School
  • Pittsburgh, PA
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Popular Playthings Playstix Deluxe Set (211 pieces) • Amazon Business $38.61 1 $38.61
Popular Playthings Playstix Deluxe Set (211 pieces) • Amazon Business $38.61 1 $38.61
Magnet Build Magnet Tile Building Blocks Extra Strong Magnets & Super Durable 3D Tiles, Educational, Creative, Assorted Shapes & Vibrant Bright Colors (Set of 100) • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
Learning Resources LER6356 Interlocking Base Ten Starter Set • Amazon Business $31.24 1 $31.24
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toys for Creative Play; Kids Creative Kit (484 Pieces) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Learning Resources Letter Construction, School Activity Set, Play School, 60 Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $24.59 1 $24.59
dreambuilderToy 106 PCS Magnetic Tiles Set, STEM Building Block Preschool Educational Construction Kit,3D Magnetic Toys (106 Pieces) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
IRIS USA, Inc. CNL-5 Storage Box, 5 Quart, Clear, 20 Pack • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
hand2mind Linking Pop Cubes, Educational Counting Math Toy (Set of 100) • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74

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