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Mrs. Polniak from Marion IA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rise and Shine with STEM

Help me give my students STEM kits of blocks, dominoes, prisms, and building pieces to start the day and ease into their day of learning!

  • 4 donors
  • $589 goal

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My Students

I get to share my classroom with an enthusiastic group of little first graders! These little dolls are absolutely filled with life and ready to learn. I have students who walk in the door skipping and ready to conquer all tasks that lay ahead and students who need extra love and encouragement to start the day.

All of these little souls are filled with inquiry, excitement, and a love of learning that inspires us all.

My Project

Do you ever struggle going to the office when you know the work will be overwhelming? Rise and Shine with STEM is a way to integrate a "soft start" for my current students, as well as students for years to come. Students will be greeted at the door, complete a simple list of to-do's, and then will be able to ease into their day by selecting a STEM project. The STEM projects I am requesting range in ability, creativity, and tools. There is something for everyone!

Kids will see the STEM kits and be excited to walk through the door!

These STEM kits will be housed in a shelving system near the front of the classroom and easily accessible. The children will be able to utilize each kit and also spend more time with their favorites. This will be a terrific opportunity for children to explore STEM activities and develop their passion for STEM.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
IO Blocks(r) - 192 Piece Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $53.96 1 $53.96
Click Builders Classic Prism (1,000 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $52.16 1 $52.16
STEM Builder Series Build an Animal • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.26 1 $42.26
Dynamo Dominoes Construction Set - 107 Pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $36.86 1 $36.86
Action-Stackerstm Premium Building Set - 124 Pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $36.86 1 $36.86
STEM Books for Grades 1-2 (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.06 1 $35.06
Magnets STEM Activity Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.26 1 $33.26
Magnetic Marbles - Set of 20 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.16 4 $28.64
Dive into Shapes!tm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.99 1 $26.99
Parquetry Block Super Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.99 1 $26.99
Action-Stackerstm Standard Building Set (62-Piece Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.36 1 $23.36
Pendulonium STEM Challenge • Kaplan Early Learning Company $20.66 1 $20.66
STEM Poster Set - Set of 12 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.06 1 $17.06

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