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Mrs. Baines from Liberty MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAM Projects for Growing Minds

Help me give my students amazing, hands-on learning materials so they can create, imagine, and explore!

  • $354 goal

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My Students

Fifth grade is an exciting time in the classroom! Students are able to successfully participate in self-lead exploration using their imaginations and problem-solving skills. They thrive on meaningful learning opportunities, as we all do. They also love the chance to interact with their peers, working together to create.

In our classroom, we are curious and excited about learning!

We love hands-on experiences that help us better understand the world around us and our capabilities in that world. We love to ask questions and find the answers to those questions in our own way. I want very much to provide my students every opportunity to have those meaningful learning experiences in the upcoming school year.

My Project

What better way to provide students hands-on learning experiences than using STEAM projects? STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) projects allow students to use their minds, hands, and imaginations to solve problems and make creations of their own. It also allows students to work with their fellow classmates, learning from one another and building relationships.

With these STEAM materials, I plan to create bins and directives, allowing students to work with them in the mornings (replacing regular morning work) as well as after they have completed their classroom work.

I will rotate our materials, creating new learning directives and chances for students to interact with them in different, meaningful ways.

Mrs. Baines
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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dreambuilderToy Most Complete Magnetic Shapes, Magnetic Tiles, Magnetic Blocks Building Toys Tiles for Kids, Triangles,Squares archs, sectors, semi Circles, Diamonds,Trapezoid etc(150 PC Set) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toys for Creative Play; Kids Creative Kit (484 Pieces) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
K'NEX K`Nex - Imagine 25th Anniversary Ultimatebuilder's Case Building Kit, Varies by Model • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
JOYIN 150 Pcs Marble Run Premium Set, Construction Building Blocks Toys, STEM Learning Toy, Educational Building Block Toy(100 Translucent Plastic Pieces + 50 Glass Marbles) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
ChipsAndGames Value Pack of 12 Decks of Paper Playing Cards with Plastic Coating, 6 Red and 6 Blue (Bridge Size Regular Index) • Amazon Business $11.95 2 $23.90
Unifix Cubes - Package of 300 - 10 Colors • Amazon Business $23.07 1 $23.07
Regal Games Double 15 Mexican Train Dominoes with Wooden Hub and Metal Trains • Amazon Business $21.97 1 $21.97
Learning Resources Plastic Pattern Blocks (Set of 250) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Learning Resources Centimeter Cubes, Counting/Sorting Toy, Assorted Colors, Set of 500, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $15.76 1 $15.76
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 $14.98 1 $14.98
Eco Craft Stix ECS 114St Colored-1000 4.5" Colored Craft Sticks - Box of 1000ct, (Pack of 1000) • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
Self Adhesive Dots, Hompie 1050pcs(525 Pairs) 3/4" Diameter Sticky Back Coins Nylon Coins, Hook & Loop with Waterproof Sticky Glue Coins Tapes, Perfect for School,Office, Home(White) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
AUSTOR 50 Pieces Game Dice Set 5 Translucent Colors Square Corner Dice with a Free Pouch • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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