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Ms. Ray from White GA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAM Bins for Learning Enrichment and Extension

Help me give my students the opportunity to collaborate, communicate, be creative, and use critical thinking skills with STEAM Bins.

  • $708 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm probably one of very few teachers who can say they teach at the school they went to for kindergarten, the principal was one of their brother's favorite teachers, and their mentor taught two of their cousins. Did I mention that all this happens overlooking a cow pasture?!

I teach in a 1st Grade Early Intervention Program (EIP) Class in a Title 1 School.

I love my students! Their passion for learning and exploration never ceases to amaze me. Being at a Title 1 school in a small town means we work twice as hard with half as much.

My Project

My students need STEAM Bins (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) to develop their critical intellectual skills. With STEAM bins in the classroom, students can increase their problem-solving skills.

STEAM bins will be used across the curriculum, as I can give my students, challenges inspired by literacy, science, social studies, and math components.

These STEAM bins will open endless possibilities for students to complete challenges by manipulating a variety of materials.

These STEAM materials will also provide meaningful, hands-on, and open-ended work for students to use as they come into the classroom in the morning. Students can also use STEAM bins when their regular classwork is complete. Instead of giving "busy" work, students will be engaged in creative, collaborative, and complex tasks and will be encouraged to think like inventors!

Ms. Ray
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 25 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Binxin Kids Bookshelf 4 Tier Kid Toy Shelf 9-Cube Cabinet Bookcase Mueble para Libros, Grey • Amazon Business $33.99 3 $101.97
Hexagon Rotating Timer, 5, 15, 30, 45, 60 Minute Preset Countdown Timer (Cyan) • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
hand2mind Double-Sided Geoboards (Set of 10) • Amazon Business $21.00 2 $42.00
1100 Piece Building Bricks Kit with Wheels, Tires, Axles, Windows and Doors Pieces - Pastel Colors - Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
MAGEES Magnetic Building Blocks 100 Set - Magnet Toys Building Strongest Magnets - Magnetic Tiles Includes Bonus 13 Piece Insert Alphabet Cards - STEM 3D Magnet Tiles - Original Magees • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
hand2mind Plastic Two-Color Counters Classroom Kit (Set of 1,000) • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
IRIS USA, Inc. TB-35 5 Quart Stack & Pull Box, Clear • Amazon Business $24.03 1 $24.03
IRIS USA, Inc. TB-42 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, Clear, 6 Stack and Pull • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
hand2mind 1-inch Wooden Color Cubes with Storage Tub (Set of 100) • Amazon Business $20.50 1 $20.50
PLUS PLUS - Construction Building Toy, Open Play Set - 300 Piece - Basic Color Mix • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
WonderFoam Dominoes 168 Pieces (AC4468) • Amazon Business $19.54 1 $19.54
hand2mind Plastic, Assorted Colors, Linking Unit Cubes with Storage Tub (Set of 500) • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
Ten-Frame Math Foam Dice For Classroom (Ages 5+) | Dice Have Ten-Frame Configurations On Each Side With Rounded Corners | Great Gift For Girls, Boys, Teachers, & Parents (Set of 12) • Amazon Business $18.61 1 $18.61
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
Toyssa 102 Pieces Building Blocks Stacking Game Wooden Construction Toys Building Planks Set for 3 4 5 6 Year Old Kids Children Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • 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 $14.97 1 $14.97
VELCRO Brand - Sticky Back Hook and Loop Fasteners | Perfect for Home or Office | 3/4in Coins | Pack of 200 | White • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
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
PAXCOO 100Pcs 6” Popcicles Sticks Jumbo Craft Sticks Colored and Natural for Craft • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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