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Mrs. Nolan from Brookhaven NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Start STEM Pre-K Center!

Help me give my students the STEM learning tools that will help them take advantage of their amazing potential!

  • $1,335 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are starting a new Pre-K program, one of the only in New York State that features an all-inclusive playground for students with disabilities. We are excited to cater to the needs of our diverse population, which includes 60% economically disadvantaged, 14% of students with disabilities, and 12% English Language Learning students. Our school district benefits from a diverse population, and energetic and professional educators who truly believe in helping students at the earliest ages possible to become life-long learners.

We will be using a recently-refurbished school solely for the Pre-K program in order to meet the needs of our youngest learners by being able to concentrate on their learning, as opposed to a school with multiple grades.

My Project

My diverse students will explore STEM with hands-on materials that engage kids and make learning fun! With these materials, our young learners will actively become scientists, mathematicians, technologists, and engineers. They will control their learning as they explore the wonders of STEM. Kids will build, create, observe, and connect STEM concepts through literature.

Students will learn for themselves how to solve problems by thinking critically and finding new solutions to complex tasks.

Because our school population is comprised of 60% of students who are economically disadvantaged, their opportunities to learn with these materials is limited. With your help, my classroom will include a STEM learning center filled with literature for ALL students. This project will provide my students with center materials where they can learn about engineering through building with blocks, magnetic building tiles, and tunnels and ramps. They will become scientists by observing nature up close with the help of technology with microscopes and magnifiers. They will use slides and animals and insect specimens to learn about the world around them. This project will also give my young learners a chance to incorporate literacy into their STEM learning.

Mrs. Nolan
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT910X - Easy-View Early Science Specimens - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
FF253 - Ramps & Balls Exploration Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
RA226 - STEM Stories Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $96.50 1 $96.50
RA657 - Math Stories Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $94.50 1 $94.50
GG872 - Lakeshore Community Garages - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
RA449 - Math & Science Board Book Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $66.50 1 $66.50
WF216 - Microscope Slide Packs - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LL570 - Engineer-A-Coaster Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
RE486 - Things That Go Board Book Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.50 1 $35.50
HH827 - Hardwood Construction Vehicles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE290 - Design & Build Water Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LM826 - Hardwood Community Vehicles - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
WD984 - Magnetic Wand - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
FA706 - My First Microscope • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
TT548 - Lakeshore Heavy-Duty Magnifier • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98

Materials cost

$1,087.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,134.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$200.15

Total project goal

$1,334.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,334.36

3 Donors

-$754.68

Donations toward project cost

-$641.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$113.20

Matching donations from our partners

-$579.68

Match offers toward project cost

-$492.73

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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