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Mrs. Parnell from El Paso TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rocking Around the Clock With STEM

Help me give my students hands on STEM activities to used for math and science.

  • $236 goal

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My Students

I am a special education teacher who works with fourth and fifth graders in El Paso, Texas. I have a small class of eight students at the moment with the chance to grow at any time. My students are excited about learning and love being involved in hands-on activities and real-world learning applications. They also love to use technology and work with their peers. We are looking for fun ways to apply life long skills in our daily school lessons that they will be able to take with them everywhere they go.

My students are big readers and knowledge seekers!

As a teacher I love appreciate this and want to offer ways for this exploration to occur in our classroom daily. I wish is for them to take risks and explore life. My students come from a low income area of military, retired military and families where access to different hand on tools may be difficult.

My Project

I plan to add these STEM tools to what we already have. My goal for my classroom is to have a STEM library that students can go to and choose what is going to best help them be creative and work in science and math.

Hands on is the new real life aspect of digging deeper into learning.

All of the STEM tools such as Magna Tiles, Building Flakes and Constructor set can be used to express what they are feeling and show what they are learning at any given time. These tools will also be used to help explore the world of engineering. I plan to work and learn how to incorporate different items into all aspects of learning. Help me give them an education to remember.

Mrs. Parnell
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles 32-Piece Clear Colors Set, The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles for Kids, Creativity and Educational Building Toys for Children, STEM Approved • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
Goobi 110 Piece Construction Set Building Toy Active Play Sticks STEM Learning Creativity Imagination Children’s 3D Puzzle Educational Brain Toys for Kids Boys and Girls with Instruction Booklet • Amazon Business $39.50 1 $39.50
STEM Learning Toys (227 Piece) - 5 in 1 Building Block Games Set with Toy Drill & Screw Driver Tool Set - Educational Toys Construction Tool Kit Best Gift for Kids Boys & Girls Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
ZoZoplay STEM Learning Building Toys 160 Piece Creative Construction Engineering Fun Educational Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3+ Top Blocks Gift Game Kit • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
AveryLu 500 PCS Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle, Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, Building Construction Toys A Great STEM Toy • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Creative Kids Flakes - 600 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Fun, Creative Building - Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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