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Mrs. Pyle from Norman OK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making STEM a Daily Activity!

My students need items for STEM bins. These bins will create opportunities for learning. They will build their problem solving, critical thinking, and social skills as they work with a partner, a group or by themselves.

  • $909 goal

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My Students

Our school has a wonderful quality of having a wide range of students with different backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions. We are located in the amazing city of Norman, Oklahoma. Our school currently serves around 450 students from pre-k to 5th grade. We are 65% free and reduced lunch. I have taught for 13 years, and every year students continue to amaze me; however, every year I am seeing more and more students that come to me lacking in problem solving, critical thinking, and social skills. I would love to create more opportunities for my students. These skills are imperative for them as the move on to middle school! Many of our students do not have the means to create these experiences for them at home, so therefore it is *part* of my job to do so! These kids are my everything. They are our FUTURE!

My Project

I would love to see my students branch out and learn how to BUILD using different materials. There are things that would facilitate learning for so many different learners. The building materials like the Magformers, Tegu Blocks, Bristle Blocks, and so many others would help with our engineering and math activities. The Origami and intricate Coloring pages would help with the creative minds. I'd like to use this as an opportunity for my students to get their mind moving in the morning, as group projects, or possibly even as a cool-down activity for some of my students with emotional/anxiety issues. My goal is for all of these items to be housed in the bins I've asked for and I will be organizing them *hopefully* this summer to be ready for next year. I've already spent several months researching and finding various materials that would best serve our students. There are limitless experiences these students would have with these STEM bins.

I want them to use their hands and expand their minds!

I would absolutely love to give my students chances to see more than just paper/pencil and computer screens. They need authentic, hands-on experiences!

Mrs. Pyle
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 75 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tegu Magnetic 24 Piece Wooden Block Set, Blossom. • Amazon Business $65.00 1 $65.00
Playmags 100 Piece Super Set: With Strongest Magnets Guaranteed, Sturdy, Super Durable with Vivid Clear Color Tiles. 18-piece Clickins Accessories to Enhance your Creativity • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Fat Brain Toys Joinks • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $22.37 2 $44.74
Magformers Creator Carnival Set (46-pieces) • Amazon Business $44.24 1 $44.24
Snap Circuits 3D Illumination Electronics Discovery Kit - Introduction to Electronics and Electricity - Compatible with All Snap Circuits • Amazon Business $42.07 1 $42.07
GoldieBlox Craft-Struction Box • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Building Set, 150 Pieces • Amazon Business $38.63 1 $38.63
LEGO Classic Creative 10702 • Amazon Business $37.84 1 $37.84
Goobi 110 Piece Construction Set with Instruction Booklet | STEM Learning | Assorted Rainbow colors • Amazon Business $37.00 1 $37.00
Tinkertoy Basic Building Kit • Amazon Business $31.01 1 $31.01
Playbuild: Bristle Blocks Building Set Educational Construction Interlocking Stacking Bristle Builder for Toddlers with Illustrated Guide Book (150-Pieces in Storage Bucket) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Resources Square Color Tiles, Set of 400 • Amazon Business $28.42 1 $28.42
Spirograph Deluxe Design Set • Amazon Business $20.03 1 $20.03
Plus-Plus 300-Piece Basic Assortment • Amazon Business $17.69 1 $17.69
Learning Resources iTrax Critical Thinking Game, 44 Pieces • Amazon Business $16.75 1 $16.75
Roylco Straws and Connectors Building Kit - Pack of 230 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $15.46 1 $15.46
Origami Paper 500 Sheets, Premium Quality for Arts and Crafts, 6-inch Square Sheets, 20 Vivid Colors, Same Color on Both Sides, 100 Design E-Book Included (See back of the cover for download info) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Garden Paths and Forest Trails Coloring Book - Large (8.62 x 11.75 inches) • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pressman Blockhead • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Plastic Easter Eggs - Assorted colors - Plus 1 Gold and 1 Silver Egg - 70 Count • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Origami Animals Kit: Make Colorful and Easy Origami Animals: Kit Includes Origami Book, 98 High-Quality Papers and 21 Original Projects • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69

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