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Ms. Merrill from Herndon VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Morning STEM Bins for Mrs. Merrill's Classroom

Help me give my students building materials to enhance their STEM activities in the classroom.

  • $410 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a school where many of my students come from low-income families, many of whom are on free and reduced lunch. More than half of my class are English Language Learners and enjoy hands-on activities to build their vocabulary and cooperative learning skills.

Not unlike their English speaking peers all my students love to build and create.

These students are big risk takers and use grit every day to complete tasks given.

Just recently my students have been taking paper and building 3D houses as a group, adding different rooms and outdoor spaces during our many indoor recess days because of snow and cold.

My Project

In the mornings my students come in and have twenty minutes before they are expected to be ready to learn for the day. I want to give them morning activities that promote conversation and cooperation to build their communication skills. There have been many studies done on helping students learn social skills, these morning bins are one way my students can interact in a low stress environment.

I have many students where English is their second language and these STEM bins offer a chance for them to practice their English in a low risk setting.

Recently my students have showed a great interest in building and creating 3D models. My students love using bricks to build homes and create games during our indoor recess time. I want to continue to promote their creativity with other materials.

Ms. Merrill
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
LiKee Wooden Pattern Blocks Animals Jigsaw Puzzle Sorting and Stacking Games Montessori Educational Toys for Toddlers Kids Boys Girls Age 2+ Years Old (36 Shape Pieces& 60 Design Cards in Iron Box) • Amazon Business $12.99 6 $77.94
Fat Brain Toys Squigz Starter Set, 24 Piece • Amazon Business $25.95 3 $77.85
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $17.98 2 $35.96
LINCOLN LOGS – 100th Anniversary Tin - 111 All-Wood Pieces – Ages 3+ Construction Education Toy • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
DARVIQS 92 Piece Magnetic Blocks, Magnetic Building Tiles Set, Creativity STEM Toy for Preschool Toddlers, Kids, Girls, Boys • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
101 Piece STEM Toys Kit, Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Learning Set for Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old Boys & Girls by Brickyard, Best Kids Toy, Creative Games & Fun Activity • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00

Materials cost

$313.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$348.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.49

Total project goal

$409.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$409.92

4 Donors

-$359.92

Donations toward project cost

-$305.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.99

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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