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Mr. Leis from Dayton OH is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Space, Simple Machines and Hockey

Help me give my students the Early Simple Machines Set so we can learn how simple machines make jobs easier.

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My Students

I teach a diverse group of scholars. Our school pulls from several districts, ranging from below poverty to upper middle class. Our school is nestled in the Miami Valley, which was once where General Motors thrived. Now, with all of the plants closed, our families are still struggling to find employment. My scholars range anywhere from pre-k through third grade reading levels.

My school does not have a curriculum for reading, math, science or social studies.

Our parent company refuses to purchase curriculum for our scholars, which is yet another set back for them. So, it is up to the teacher to find lessons that are engaging and meet our state standards.

My scholars love to learn! Each one learns on a different level, where no one puts another down for being different than they are. We have a wonderful time learning and creating together. This year's scholars are truly amazing and I know that we will learn a lot from each other!

My Project

We are learning about simple machines throughout the year, how and why they work. Do they really make work easier? What household items can we use to make simple machines? These are just some of the questions that my scholars have asked me.

Why is the sun a star and why is it so close to us and the others are so far away?

How many planets are in our solar system? Is there really a guy names Orion hanging in the stars? These are more excellent questions that my scholars have asked.

I have a few hockey fans in the class and they would like a special hockey inspired area to read and complete their silent work in.

Mr. Leis
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Early Simple Machines Set • LEGO Education $164.95 1 $164.95
StoryTales • LEGO Education $124.95 1 $124.95
Maker Kit Large • AKJ Education $89.99 1 $89.99
PowerClix(r) Frames - Natural • Kaplan Early Learning Company $89.96 1 $89.96
FANMATS Columbus Blue Jackets Rink Runner Floor Mat • DICK'S Sporting Goods $69.99 1 $69.99
Galaxy Star Finder w/ instructional pointer • AKJ Education $36.43 1 $36.43
FANMATS Columbus Blue Jackets Puck Mat • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 1 $29.99
Stem Sink Or Float Activity Set • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Giant Magnetic Solar System • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Pendulonium™ STEM Challenge • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
WinCraft Columbus Blue Jackets Rally Towel • DICK'S Sporting Goods $4.97 1 $4.97

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