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Mrs. Dodgson from Lakeland FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

PK Minds Over Water and Science

Help me give my students the love of science through the measurement kit, the block ramps, elevator, crane, and various water manipulates! What better way to enhance the students critical thinking skills!

  • $589 goal

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My Students

We are a Title 1 VPK program. Our program has a diverse group of cultures, where many of the children's needs are met at school. I would like to give them opportunities to experience things that they would not ordinarily get a chance to experience. Science is one of the ways to help them use their imaginations, to help them build their confidence, and to experience higher order thinking. By adding some science materials to both our indoor and outdoor classroom, each student will hopefully develop a true love of science!

My Project

Science and water will continue to enhance the PK classroom that I strive to create. My Science enriched classroom will be a place that my students will really enjoy! The students will be able to independently work, or in a group, with these items. Every science item that is placed in my classroom is treated with love and care, and they are thankful for the opportunities to explore and learn. All of these items have been chosen with my students in mind, I have watched them the past few weeks of school gravitate to the Discovery Center, and I have also asked them what type of things they would enjoy discovering with. Students will be able to choose items, which will help them continue to enjoy independent discovery time.

The products that I have selected will help my students by enhancing their critical thinking skills through more effective learning choices.

Students get an instant, visual grasp of measurement concepts like capacity and volume through hands-on materials. They will explore motion, friction, cause and effect, and more, with a 2-lane activity ramp, block elevator, and block play crane and conveyor belt, that brings STEM concepts to life! The water manipulates will also enhance the students critical thinking skills as well as literacy! These will be extremely beneficial for some students that do not have the opportunities at home.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP439 - Lakeshore Water Play Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
AA329 - Magnetic Alphabet Fishing Set - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
AA898 - Roll & Race! Activity Ramp • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LL418 - How Much Does It Hold? Measurement Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC204 - Block Play Crane • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
GR700 - Life Cycle Sequencing Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC202 - Block Play Conveyor Belt • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC203 - Block Play Elevator • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA327 - Catch a Letter Magnetic Learning Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE332 - Float & Find Alphabet Bubbles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE398 - Float & Find Number Bubbles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DD646 - Real Bugs Discovery Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
EE354 - Wacky Water Droppers - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$462.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$499.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.20

Total project goal

$588.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$588.01

3 Donors

-$294.00

Donations toward project cost

-$249.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.10

match offer

-$294.01

Match offer toward project cost

-$249.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.10

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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