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Ms. McDonald from Fayetteville NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mind Stretching Learning for Critical Thinkers

Help me give my students STEM based literature, hands on clocks, magnets, and math games.

  • $401 goal

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My Students

I currently teach second grade in a Title I school in North Carolina. This means all the students at my school receive free breakfast and lunch. The community my school serves is transient with a high percentage of military families. The class has an abundance of critical thinkers who are enthusiastic about learning, but we have limited resources within the classroom to keep them challenged. This school community was also impacted by the recent Hurricane Florence in October of this year (2018) which caused many of my students to miss opportunities for learning.

My Project

Student learning will come alive when they are challenged to use math and science. Using the literature will help them make better connections in a way they understand. Having this opportunity is especially important for those children who struggle without a hands on experience. An essential skill for problem solving is an important skill for children to develop as citizens in the 21st Century.

Equipment such as headphones and geared clocks will allow the children to access a variety of STEM games.

Math reasoning resources and games will help students who find math and science challenging while enabling those who understand it to become more challenged. Without your support the children may not have the opportunity to become fully engaged in science and math in the real world.

Ms. McDonald
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Original Judy Clock Class Pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $53.96 1 $53.96
Maxell 190319 Over Ear Headphones • $3.49 10 $34.90
Learning Resources Answer Buzzers, Set of 4 • $17.42 2 $34.84
Magnetic Apple Fractions • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.96 1 $26.96
Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
CVC Builders Activity Cards for grades K-1, 1 set of 48 (JRL178) • $12.74 1 $12.74
Ticktock Banneker's Clock • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Inventor's Secret What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Most Magnificent Thing • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Whoosh! • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Pacon Sentence Strips, 3" x 24", Assorted, 100 Strips • $5.26 2 $10.52
65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Math! • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Telling Time Hot Dots(r) Flash Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 1 $8.96
1 Is for 1 • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
The Action of Subtraction • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
One Is a Snail, Ten is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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