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

Put the STEM in our Growing Learners!

Help me give my students a variety of STEM toys for our centers.

  • $388 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Early Childhood Special Education. Our classroom is filled with books, laughter, music, STEM activities, and the development of language! My elementary school is a Title I school with the majority low-income students in Austin. Our students are socially, racially, and economically diverse. Over 20% of our students are receiving Special Education services.

My students often need extra sensory input to help regulate their bodies.

When they are regulated they can then use their bodies and brains to learn STEM, literacy, and the arts!

They are eager to learn, eager to grow, and eager to be successful! We represent the diversity of our unique neighborhood and city.

My Project

This project includes a variety of STEM materials for my early childhood classroom. My students will use the simple machines to explore and experiment in the Block Center. They will practice building, problem solving, and creating with the treehouse and with the play dolls that reflect their ethnicity. They can build forts with the fort builder and use collaboration skills, new vocabulary, and social-emotional skills. The gingerbread STEM problem solving kit will be perfect for our thematic unit on Gingerbread Man. They can experiment with building and scientific exploration.

Developing a deeper vocabulary and higher level thinking skills is one of my main goals in my students' first year of school.

STEM activities are the perfect way to encourage them to try new things and to explore with friends.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC200X - Block Play Simple Machines - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
PP628 - Gingerbread Man Problem Solving STEM Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH938 - The Ultimate Fort Builder • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH238 - Build & Play Treehouse • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP239 - Super-Fun Marble Run - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD966 - Lakeshore Pose & Play Dolls - Hispanic Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$294.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$329.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.12

Total project goal

$387.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$387.49

5 Donors

-$312.99

Donations toward project cost

-$266.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.95

match offer

-$74.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.18

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$0.00

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