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Ms. Lile from Indianapolis IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAM in the Mornings!

Help me give my students engaging new STEAM toys to make their morning a welcoming start to the day!

  • $496 goal

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My Students

Students in my school come from a high-poverty, low-income neighborhood. They come to school every day with different needs and challenges they are facing inside and outside of our classroom. Many students receive assistance for breakfast, lunch, school supplies, and clothing, and some even take home meals for the weekend.

Despite the challenges my students face, they come to school every day eager to learn.

Beyond teaching my students what they need to know in order to be successful, my goal is to continue to foster their love of learning.

My Project

Every morning, I welcome my students into my classroom. They put backpacks away, get out folders, grab a breakfast and sit down to watch announcements. After announcements, we get out our STEAM boxes for about 15 minutes. It's our daily routine. It's what they know and what they love most about mornings.

A lot of my students have already been through many obstacles each morning before they even set foot in my classroom.

Because of this, I try to make my students' mornings as welcoming and calming as I can.

Our STEAM boxes not only allow my students to get some time to play and get accustomed to being back at school, but they also promote thinking in new ways. They are building, creating and using their imagination. They are using science, technology, engineering, art and math skills without even knowing it. With your donation, I will be able to add to my STEAM box collection and allow my students to just be kids a little bit longer.

Ms. Lile
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, School Supplies, 16 Bold Colors, 256 Count • Amazon Business $59.98 1 $59.98
Sunnyglade 1000PCS Wood Letter Tiles/Wooden Scrabble Tiles A-Z Capital Letters for Crafts, Pendants, Spelling (1000PCS) • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Dot Markers, 12 Colors Shuttle Art Bingo Daubers Dabbers Dauber Dawgs for Kids Toddlers Preschool Children Art Craft Supply • Amazon Business $19.49 2 $38.98
Wondertoys 170 Piece Wood Logs Set Building Toys Educational Gifts for Boy and Girl • Amazon Business $38.79 1 $38.79
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $38.48 1 $38.48
Melissa & Doug 200 Wood Block Set • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
CoolSand Natural 5 Pound Refill Pack - Including: 5 Pounds Moldable Indoor Play Sand, Storage Bucket & Inflatable Sandbox • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
WHIRLT Magnetic Blocks, 40 PCS Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Toys Set for Kids Preschool Educational Magnet Construction Magnetic Toys for Boys Girls Age 3 4 5 6 7 8 Year Old • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Ranphykx Magnetic Blocks, 72 Pieces Magnetic Building Blocks, Magnetic Tiles Educational Construction for Kids Toys • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
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
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 $16.98 1 $16.98
USA Toyz Sand Molds - 23pk Mini Sandbox Toys, Sand Castle Building Kit Compatible with Any Molding Sand • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
GoPong 2oz Plastic Shot Cups | Pack of 200 | Disposable Mini 2oz Party Cups • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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