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Ms. Jones from Detroit MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAMing Ahead With Magna-Blocks

My students need Magna-blocks and legos for STEAM engineering and building activities.

  • $733 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The word “exceptional” means different things to different people. For my high school students it means that they are exceptionally in need of a unique environment to assist them in learning. My name is Monica Jones and I am a 3rd year teacher in a center based program that services special needs high school students. We are situated in the middle of an industrial city where 80% of the population receives government aid for housing and food stamps for food. Of course this lack of resources spills over into the school system. The daily challenge stems from the impoverished households and environments that they leave every morning as they board that yellow bus. Physical modalities such as webbed limbs, absence of digits, and paralyzed extremities coupled with cognitive deficits add unsurmountable challenges to the learning environment.

My Project

The inspiration for my project is to engage my students in team building exercises by having them create an escape room within the classroom. Their special needs are built on learning through hands-on projects that require collaboration and team work. ALL of their learning plans address building upon skills that many take for granted.

Building student engagement with Magna-blocks and Legos will provide this special group of students with an exciting way to use their ELA and math skills.

They will use these various building items to increase their science and engineering skills within the classroom, and increase their fine motor skills.

Thank you for your consideration of our project!

Ms. Jones
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set • Amazon Business $119.99 2 $239.98
MagStix Magnetic Blocks Jumbo Sticks 3D STEM Building Set • Amazon Business $51.99 2 $103.98
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 2 $95.98
LEGO DUPLO All-in-One-Pink-Box-of-Fun 10571 Educational Toy for Toddlers • Amazon Business $79.98 1 $79.98
LEGO DUPLO All-in-One-Box-of-Fun 10572 Creative Play and Educational Toy • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Play Build Community Figures Set - 16 Pieces - Bulk Starter Kit Includes Police Man, Farmer, Fire Fighter, Conductor, Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Kids & More - Compatible with LEGO DUPLO Building Blocks • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$583.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$622.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$109.88

Total project goal

$732.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$732.53

1 Donor

-$366.26

Donations toward project cost

-$311.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.94

match offer

-$366.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$311.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.94

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$0.00

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