You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Southwell-Ferguson from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAM It to the Max!

Help me give my students Gear Builders, Playstix, and other STEAM materials to give my students the ability to learn while working with their hands.

  • $724 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The children I work with are very active and are constantly investigating the world around them. Finding ways for them to learn through exploration and art is my main goal this school year. My school is located in the largest district in Oklahoma City. I work with an amazing group of teachers who have a passion for helping this community through the arts.

I want my first-grade students to go home from school every day, proud of what they have learned, and eager to share with their families.

I am excited to start teaching my students through Arts Integration.

My Project

My goal is to make sure to help develop my students through different ways of learning, and I do this through lots of hands on activities. I have found that almost every student learns best through building and exploring with different materials. However, we are lacking in the STEAM department within my classroom.

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.

I am requesting Plus Plus blocks, Zoobs, Gear Builders, Playstix, Geostix, marble runs, Brain Flakes, Magformers, wood blocks, different kinds of baseplates, and containers to organize all of these items. These items will help me engage each one of my students in different aspects of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. We will be able to use these items within different hands on centers as well as for early finishers and for gifted pullouts.

Mrs. Southwell-Ferguson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Southwell-Ferguson is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PLUS PLUS - Construction Building Toy, Open Play Set - 1200 Piece - Basic Color Mix • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
DB251 - Playstix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
PLUS PLUS - Construction Building Toy, Open Play Set - 1200 Piece - Neon Color Mix • Amazon Business $49.81 1 $49.81
Sterilite 17224812 Small Pencil Box, Splash Tint, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $24.63 2 $49.26
TT127 - Gear Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
XW683 - Zoob Building Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
PLUS PLUS - Baseplate Duo • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Magformers Neon (30 Piece) Magnetic Building Blocks, Educational Magnetic Tiles Kit , Magnetic Construction STEM Toy Set • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
GS364 - Geostix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP239 - Super-Fun Marble Run - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
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 2 $29.98
Popular Playthings Playstix Base Board • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
Classic Baseplates | 100% Compatible with All Major Building Brick Brands | Stackable Bases | 12 Tight Fit Base Plates in Rainbow Colors 6" x 6" • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
ETA hand2mind Wood 1-inch Color Cubes, Set of 100 • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
[Improved Design] 4 Baseplates, 10 x 10 Inches Large Thick Base Plates for Building Bricks by Brickyard, Perfect for Activity Table or Displaying Compatible Construction Toys (2 Green, 2 Blue) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
CoolToys Timber Tower Wood Block Stacking Game – Original Edition (48 Pieces) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


6 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Oklahoma City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2368824],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OK","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3893941,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Southwell-Ferguson","authorIds":{"2368824":{"owner":"Mrs. Southwell-Ferguson","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3893941],"proposalHash":"-643651163","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":407471,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjM5NjcxOA==","MjM2ODgyNA==","NDY3NzU5OA==","NDY1Mjg4Mw==","NjQ5NzI3MA==","NDczMzEzMg==","NjE4NDYxNw=="],"teacherId":2368824,"schoolCounty":"Oklahoma","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OK","name":"Oklahoma"}}