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Mrs. Q. from E Longmeadow MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sprucing Up Our Science Center

My students need developmentally appropriate materials for hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) exploration.

  • $594 goal

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My Students

My students can bring a smile to anyone's face. They range in age from 3-5 years old. About half of my students have identified special needs and the other half are typically developing. My students needs vary from speech and language delays to Autism Spectrum Disorders to rare medical disorders.

A majority of my students spend two years in my preschool classroom allowing me the gift of seeing them learn and grow for a longer period of time than most educators.

My young students spend a great deal of time exploring hands on materials in our classroom and I spend a great deal of time carefully preparing each learning center to engage my students and encourage their natural curiosity and creativity.

My Project

My students learn best through hands on exploration and play. One center we lack developmentally appropriate materials in is our discovery center. Our discovery center encourages children to explore basic principals of Science, Technology, Engineering, as well as Math.

With these STEM materials I will be able to support my students wonder about the world around them and give them opportunities to explore, ask questions, and further develop critical thinking skills.

For example my students will explore engineering as they use their imagination to create rocket ships, castles, and sky scrapers with magnet building tiles. They will learn basic principals of physics such as balance and motion as they explore the balancing tree game and wooden balance beam weighing scale.

Research shows that supporting STEM in early childhood enhances students interest in STEM study and careers later on. It is my hope that all of my students will move on from my Preschool classroom with a lifelong love for learning.

Mrs. Q.
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guidecraft LED Activity Tablet (US) G16836US • Amazon Business $97.62 1 $97.62
PicassoTiles 60 Piece Set 60pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards - Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational, Conventional • Amazon Business $35.00 2 $70.00
YiGooood Montessori Wooden Balance Beam Weighing Scale Sensorial Early Childhood Training Wood Toy • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Sensory Play Animals (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Ten-Frame Treasurestm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Magic Symmetry • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Learning Resources Primary Science Viewscope • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Plan Toys Balancing Tree Game • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources View-Thru Geometric Solids, 14 Pieces • Amazon Business $18.29 1 $18.29
Babyrise Inserting Leaves 3D Tree Blocks Wooden Building Blocks Set Kids Early Educational Toy for Girls and Boys • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Babyrise Inserting Leaves 3D Tree Blocks Wooden Building Blocks Set Kids Early Educational Toy for Girls and Boys • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
PlayTape 60' x 2" Black Road Starter Pack - Includes 2" Street Curves - Tape Toy Car Track For Kids - Sticker Roll for Cars and Train Sets • Amazon Business $15.80 1 $15.80
See Saw Sorter • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
Attractive 4 Compartment Sorting Tray - SMALL tray with one long section approx. 9" x 2 1/8" and 4 smaller compartments 2 1/8" x 2 1/8" approx. • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Wooden Sorting Tray • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.71 1 $12.71
Safari Ltd Rainforest TOOB • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Safari Ltd. Human Organs TOOB - Quality Construction from Safe and BPA Free Materials • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Season Wise • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Kaplan Dough Counting Mats (Set of 9) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.16 1 $10.16
Learning Resources Simple Tape Measure • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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