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Mrs. Harding from Carmel IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Soft Start With Stem 2.0

My students need STEM items such as Lego blocks and Magnetic Building Blocks to ease their way into the beginning of the day.

  • $170 goal

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My Students

My 3rd grade class is from central Indiana. They are a beautiful mix of cultures from all over the world. Each child has diverse learning goals so it important for me to expose each student to a safe classroom environment not only where he/she can come to share his/her ideas but also learn in various ways.

Each morning my students come into my room for a soft start instead of sitting and getting right to academic work.

They get a chance to warm up their brains. My students get to choose from a variety of hands-on activities to warm up before we dive into the curriculum.

My Project

Each morning when students enter my classroom, we begin with a soft start. Students may read, write or draw. I want them to have time to warm up their brains before we start the day with academics.

By starting our day off with a slow start, students will have the opportunity to warm up their brains with desired STEM activities.

These activities, which include Legos, ramps, magnets and vehicles will allow my students to explore a variety of hands-on concepts as they begin their day. Each child will have an option of what suits his/her needs and interests and will have a variety of options each day according to what he/she feels like doing.

My students will be able to collaborate with each other while exploring the STEM materials of Legos, ramps, magnets and vehicles. This will help warm up their brains before we jump into our math curriculum. Having these STEM activities would really benefit all of my students needs and let them explore in a creative way.

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Magnetic Building Blocks Toys Set - Tiles Block Toy Kit for Kids - STEM Educational Construction Stacking Shapes - Ferris Wheel and Vehicle Set - 74 pieces • Amazon Business $27.82 1 $27.82
Circuit Kit With Lighted Bricks 115 Different Projects in 1, Best STEM Educational Gift for Boys and Girls Ages 6 - 14, Science Experiment Kit w Electronic Blocks, 34pcs, Circuits for Kids by Pantheon • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
STEM Toys for Boys and Girls | Fun Educational Engineering Toys for 7 8 9 10+ Years Old | Creative STEM Learning Building Blocks Set | 132 Pcs Kit with Box | Best Toy Gift for Kids 8 - 12 Years Old • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95

Materials cost

$112.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$143.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.40

Total project goal

$169.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$169.33

1 Donor

-$143.93

Donations toward project cost

-$143.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.40

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$0.00

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