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Mrs. Gentry from Earlham IA is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Persevering Through STEM Tubs

Help me give my students more options to be creative and persevere while working together during our morning STEM tubs.

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My Students

I have the privilege of teaching 20 wonderful, hard working kindergarten students! On the first day of school, we talked about this great big word, perseverance. My students know that it means to never give up and keep trying no matter how hard it might be. Together we experienced different challenges where we had to persevere as a class and made a promise to each other that we would have perseverance and work through any challenges that kindergarten might throw at us.

Each day, my students are displaying perseverance as they face challenges whether it's a math problem, writing in their journal or just solving a problem with friends.

I absolutely love the way these kiddos have grit and I'm so blessed to be their teacher' My students love to learn and use hands on materials. We are in a small school in rural Iowa. I want to ensure that my students have the same opportunities as schools in bigger districts.

My Project

This is my first year starting out with morning STEM tubs and I don't know why I didn't do it sooner! Morning STEM tubs are a wonderful way to engage and "wake up" those little brains each morning. Students are always excited to come in and see the different choices that are set out for the day.

These tubs allow my students to socialize and collaborate as they explore, create, problem solve, and think outside the box.

I am a firm believer in learning through play and I can see how these STEM tubs have had a positive impact on our classroom community and help develop problem solving and perseverance.

This project will give me more materials to create different tubs that will engage my little learners.

Mrs. Gentry
Grades PreK-2

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IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.97 2 $49.94
MICHLEY Kids Plastic Builders Blocks, 100 pcs Building Blocks Play Set for Children • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
330 pcs Building Blocks, Educational Building Toys Stem Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Toddlers Girls and Boys by Winlip • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
WishaLife 250 Pieces Tube Toys, Sensory Toys, Toy Pipe, Tube Locks Set, Tubular Spout Construction Building Blocks Set, Educational STEM Building Learning Toys with Wheels for Kids Boys Girls • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
HAPTIME 237 Pieces Electric DIY Drill Educational Set, STEM Learning Toys, 3D Construction Engineering Building Blocks for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old, Creative Games and Fun • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Marble Run Set 122 Pcs - Construction Building Blocks STEM Toys for 4 5 6 7 Year Old Boys Girls Kids • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
ZoZoplay STEM Learning Toy Tubular Pipes & Spouts & Joints 64 Piece Build Bicycle, Tank, Scootie, Moter Skills Endless Designs Educational Building Blocks Set for Kid Ages 3+ Multicolor • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99

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