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Teacher O. from San Jose CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Providing Title One Students With Exciting STEM Challenges

My students need hands-on STEM activities to increase creative collaboration.

  • $529 goal

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My Students

My students are full of wonder and love towards learning. This is an incredible group of first grade students who truly enjoy coming to school. My students are ages 6 and 7 and include a wide range of cultural backgrounds. This group of students enjoys exploring and learning new things. Their high interest in creating and participating in high level thinking activities and projects connects across the curriculum. This is a critical age to increase social connections and cultivate a student centered classroom founded on critical thinking and collaboration. This is my 20th consecutive year teaching at a Title I school. Along with being a Title I school, we are a STEM and PBL school. Living in Silicon Valley at the heart of I dream of filling my room with exciting, high interest, hands-on STEM activities to cultivate imagination and increase collaboration among students. Their excitement towards participating in hands-on STEM activities makes me want to do everything that I possibly can to provide them with the most interactive classroom environment possible.

My Project

Finding grade level appropriate engineering activities for the "E" in STEM has been challenging. The Building Bricks STEM challenges and Building Bridge Engineering kit will provide hands-on Engineering activities for my first graders to create, design, and problem solve. The Chain Reaction Activities and the Block Play STEM Early Learning Kit will both provide opportunities for collaboration, communication, and critical thinking STEM design challenges.

The hands-on building experiences and design challenges provided by interacting with these STEM resources will improve confidence, peer collaboration and critical thinking among all students.

I am incredibly thankful for any help that my students receive in obtaining these wish list items through

Teacher O.
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP799 - Block Play STEM Early Learning Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.50 2 $159.00
PP566 - Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit - Pre K-Gr. 2 - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
PP751 - Bridge Building Engineering Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
TT758 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit - Pre K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98

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