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Mrs. Treadway from Hillsboro MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAM Bins For Super Students!

My students need STEAM Bin materials to create and explore science and math through play and creativity.

  • $259 goal

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My Students

My classroom is made up of 19 sweet and energetic first graders that come to school eager to learn every single day! There is never a dull moment in my classroom as our days are filled with lots of smiles, laughter and engaging learning activities designed to keep my active first graders moving and using their whole bodies as they build their character and learn new concepts and skills that they will use throughout their lives!

My classroom is a place where the students are not passive listeners, but active learners and I strive to provide them with as many opportunities as possible to develop needed social skills that they will take with them throughout their lives.

The students come from a very rural area where our school is considered the heart of our small community. Nearly half of the students in our district qualify for free and reduced price lunches.

My Project

My students love to be creative and explore through hands on activities. The materials requested will go toward creating STEAM bins in my 1st grade classroom. STEAM bins are the perfect tool for providing them with the opportunity to do that. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Students will be able to problem solve with peers as they complete tasks such as how to best construct a city using Magnet Building Tiles, build a pretend animal habitat using the Viaheart Brain Flakes, analyze a variety of 2D and 3D shapes and decide how to best put together the Cossy STEM Learning Construction blocks in a way that can support an object's weight, and recreate famous landmarks and structures around the world using Peradix Building Toys, Emido Building Blocks, and the Qubits Building Set. These bins will have multiple uses during the day. They can be used for morning work, behavior incentives, early finishers, developing fine motor skills, and allowing students to use critical thinking as they problem solve with their peers.

Through STEAM bins, students will be able discover, share, build, design, brainstorm, and develop engineering skills with these building sets.

These activities will not only build self confidence and problem solving skills for my students, they will also encourage teamwork, collaboration and make for classroom discussion that cannot be sparked with worksheets alone. I truly cannot wait to see what my students can make when given the opportunity to freely create using these STEAM based materials. The sky is the limit for them! These materials requested, along with materials I already have in my room, will create the perfect STEAM bins for my students.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STEM Educational Toy Building Set: 42 Piece Qubits Set | Educational and Creative Alternative to Standard Building Blocks | Teaches Spatial Thinking | Imagination Builder | Made in the USA • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
PicassoTiles 60 Piece Set 60pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards - Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational, Conventional • Amazon Business $33.98 1 $33.98
Peradix Building Toys 111 PCS Flexible Building Sticks for Kids STEM Learning Toys Set Educational Activity, DIY Gift Soft Bendable Sculpting Sticks Motor Skill Toys Building Blocks with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $27.59 1 $27.59
IQ BUILDER STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Blocks Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Activity Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
cossy STEM Learning Toy Engineering Construction Building Blocks 208 Pieces Kids Educational Toy for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Year Old (208 Pcs) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
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 $16.99 1 $16.99
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
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 $13.55 1 $13.55

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