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Mrs. Boone from Nashville NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sparking STEM Minds Through Hands-On Exploration

Help me give my students the manipulatives needed to spark their ingenuity! Thank you!

  • $480 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are curious, motivated, as well as, ingenious! My students live in a rural community that prides itself for providing crops and farm products to North Carolina.

Most of my students have had limited experiences in attending science museums and/or exploring with hands on items at home.

I provided Legos in my classroom last year and was amazed at the level of engagement each student exhibited when given the opportunity to explore with the Legos. My students' thinking will thrive with the opportunities these manipulatives will provide in my classroom.

My Project

One of my goals for the upcoming school year is to expand my science and math instruction, as well as, elevate student ingenuity by incorporating STEM bins and activities in my classroom. I am looking to add manipulatives such as, Gears and Wheels, Brain Flakes, Interlocking Links, Tinker Toys, Magnetic Sticks, and Marble Runs.

I believe that by providing these manipulatives and critical thinking activities my students will be naturally encouraged to explore science, technology, engineering, and math in their future school years!

Perhaps this small project in my classroom will ignite students to become astronauts, scientists or engineers in the future!

Mrs. Boone
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Magnet Toys Magnet Building Tiles, 120 PCs 3D Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Educational Toys for Kids Children • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $41.65 1 $41.65
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Building Toy Set, 150 Pieces, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set - 100 Complete Pieces + Free Instruction App (85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Glass Marbles) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
MONILON 160 Pcs Magnet Building Sticks Kids Toys, Lengthen Magnetic Construction Building Blocks Set 3D Brain Training Learning Educational DIY STEM Toys • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Bristle Blocks by Battat – The Official Bristle Blocks – 128 Pieces in a Bucket – Creativity Building Toys for Dexterity and Fine Motricity – BPA Free 2 years + • Amazon Business $28.75 1 $28.75
Gears Interlocking Building Set, 80 Pcs Gears Building Set ,10 Color Building Blocks Puzzles Educational Learning Toys Interlocking Solid Gear Set Preschool Gifts for Boys Girls Safe Kids Material • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Creative Kids Flakes – 1400 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Safe, Fun, Creative Building – Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic – Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
cossy STEM Learning Toy Engineering Construction Building Blocks 198 Pieces Kids Educational Toy for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Year Old (198 Pcs) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98

Materials cost

$345.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$407.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.89

Total project goal

$479.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$479.27

3 Donors

-$240.00

Donations toward project cost

-$204.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

match offer

-$239.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$203.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.89

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$0.00

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