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Ms. Andress from Shepherd TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Hands and Minds Are on STEM!

Help me give my students hands-on and minds-on STEM activities that will help make math and science fun.

  • $383 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing! We are a Title I school, meaning a majority of our students qualify for the free or reduced lunch program. I have a classroom of 21 pre-k students ages 4 to 5 years. They are very energetic and excited about learning. Many of my pre-k babies deal with unfortunate situations of life when they are away from school, I would love for their classroom to be the escape from that. A place where they can be anything and do anything! My job is not easy by no means, but the love I have for my class each year is hard to explain. I purchase many things for my class every year with no complaints. This program will be wonderful for myself and extremely wonderful for my students.

My Project

These materials will expose my students to different hands-on activities. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives. By exposing students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it and hopefully pursue a job in a STEM field.

STEM education helps to bridge the ethnic and gender gaps sometimes found in math and science fields.

With these STEM activities, my students will be able to be innovative and creative. They will understand that math and science can be both fun and interesting. Each stem activity my students will love taking on each exciting challenge as they explore physical science concepts. For example, the Building Brick STEM Challenge my students will be able to construct a bridge for a car to cross to creating a marble maze.

Hurricane Harvey had a traumatizing impact on our students. Their lives were turned upside down in a matter of days due to flooding or not having electricity for weeks. I want to provide them with a stable and welcoming classroom for them to enter everyday.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MERGE Cube - Fun & Educational Augmented Reality STEM Product, Learn Science, Math, and More (2 Packs) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
TT758 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit - Pre K-Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
dreambuilderToy 120 PCS Creative Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Magnetic Tiles STEM Preschool Educational Construction Kit(120 PC Set) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
163 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 $29.95 1 $29.95
DoorStepInk Remanufactured in The USA Ink Cartridge Replacement for Canon PG-240XL 240 XL CL-241XL 241 XL Black Color 2Pk for Canon Pixma MG2120 MG322 MG3620 MX392 MX459 MX522 TS5120 • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Whirligig STEM Toys for Girls & Boys | Building Blocks for 5 Year Old+ | Creative Construction Educational Engineering Set | 106 Pieces | Best Kids Gift Kit for Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Yr. • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Marble Run Set 105 Pcs - Construction Building Blocks Toys Game for 4 5 6 7 Year Old Boys Girls Kids • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
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 $14.98 1 $14.98
DS432 - Mad Mattr® Sensory Dough - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
DS436 - Mad Mattr® Sensory Dough - Teal • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$290.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$325.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.39

Total project goal

$382.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$382.59

3 Donors

-$192.00

Donations toward project cost

-$163.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.80

match offer

-$190.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$162.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.59

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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