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Mrs. Quinn from Syracuse NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Morning STEM

Help me give my students STEM bins and storage and organization for the bins.

  • $314 goal

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My Students

My students are smart, creative, and inquisitive 2nd graders. They live and thrive in an area of high poverty. The classroom is an English as a New Language (ENL) full immersion classroom. Half of the class are native English speakers, while the other half is ENL.

For many of the students, this is their first experience going to school in a formal capacity.

This means many times students are unprepared for what to expect. My students are curious and ask why or how many times a day. The students desire to research and find answers to their questions. They prefer to find the answer on their own instead of being told the answer.

My Project

My students trickle in each morning. Students have 20 minutes to eat breakfast and prepare for the day. During this 20 minute time, students need STEM bins to help them get their mind moving. The different forms of blocks allow the students to mix and match materials while building. The puzzle shape blocks will allow students to create puzzles using their own pictures. The bins will help with storage, but will also allow me to break the larger sets into smaller sets for more students to gain access to STEM materials. The shelving will allow me to keep the bins in reach of the students and not locked in the cabinets.

With the materials purchased students will be able to build, experiment, and create before class officially starts.

Students will be able to work in groups or independently with the materials. Students will also be allowed to use the bins when they finish their work.

Mrs. Quinn
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Furinno 99634 BE/WH Turn-N-Tube 3-Tier Double Size Storage Display Rack, Beech/White • Amazon Business $34.82 1 $34.82
ETI Toys, STEM Learning, 505 Piece Mosaic Puzzle. Build Cat, House, Alligator, and More. 100 Percent Non-Toxic, Fun, Creative Skills Development. Gift, Toy for 3, 4, 5 Year Old Boys and Girls. • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
teytoy Children Building Blocks Toy, 100 Pcs Toddlers Educational Building Creative Toys with Bucket for Boys Girls Learning Cognition, Build Wonderful Blocks World • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
WITKA 99 Pieces Magnetic Building Sticks Blocks Toy Brain Training STEM Toys Intelligence Learning Games Set Gift for Kids • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
IRIS USA, Inc. CNL-5 Storage Box, 5 Quart, Clear, 20 Pack • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Set Educational Toys for Kids with Storage Bag - 64Pcs • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
cossy STEM Learning Toy Engineering Construction Building Blocks 198 Pieces Kids Educational Toy for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Year Old (198 Pcs) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Learning Resources Link 'N' Learn Links, Bucket of 500 Assorted Color Links, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
155 Pcs Wooden Pattern Blocks Set - Early Geometry Shape Puzzle for Kids Teach Creativity Sequencing Toys with 24 Design Cards and Set of 10 Double-Sided Learning Advantage Example Pattern Block Cards • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
POKONBOY 400 Pcs Building Blocks 3D Puzzle Stem Toys, Creative Building Toy Set Fun Educational Block Puzzle Games for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 Year Old • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Fun Express Puzzle-Shaped Block Set (50 Pcs) 2 1/4" X 1 3/8". Plastic. • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15

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