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Mrs. Austin from St Augustine FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAMing in 1st

Help me give my students LEGOs, Kid K'NEX, Play-Doh, Click Builders Prism Jr. and other STEAM activities and materials, with Sterilite containers to hold the items, for them to engage in STEAM centers.

  • $558 goal

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My Students

I teach happy and excited-to-learn first graders. All day long they have fun growing, thinking, and trying their best. My school is a Title I school. This school year, 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. We are a full-inclusion school, which means all students, regardless of any disabilities or languages spoken, receive their education within a regular classroom. My first graders are creative, innovative, and talented individuals. They love to share and learn! I strive to meet the many needs of every individual student in my classroom and give them opportunities they may not otherwise be exposed to. I focus on teaching and caring for the whole child, by meeting the individual needs of all my students.

I want my students to apply what they are learning in the classroom and relate it to the real world, not only with our academic learning, but things such as: knowing how to be kind, making a friend, showing empathy, staying organized, being honest and other social and character skills that are so important.

My Project

I am lucky enough to teach first grade students each and every day! In an effort to make learning more hands on, I am searching for good quality materials to help me do this. Therefore, I am requesting STEAM materials for our classroom.

STEAM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, is all about using our hands and minds in new and different ways to learn.

With the use of the Play-Doh, LEGOs, Kid K'NEX, Wikki Sticks, and other materials, my students will be able to engage in hands-on experiences by using individual STEAM bins to create real life structures, models, art creations, etc. This gives students the chance to not only use these materials for our first grade learning standards, but the opportunity to create, build, investigate or develop, anything that interests them during our STEM time. These bins will help to foster a love of creation, thinking and help to develop their skills, interests and mindsets that could help them to make choices later on about their careers.

The Sterilite containers will be used to organize and store the materials, so they can be kept in great condition to be used all year long and even by classes of future students.

Your donation will make a tremendous impact on our future leaders! Thank you so much for considering a donation to our class!

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

This project will reach 21 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead CASE of 6 Primary Journal Creative Story Tablet, Grades K-2 (09554) • Amazon Business $17.93 3 $53.79
Sterilite 19849806 18 Quart/17 Liter Ultra Latch Box, Clear with a White Lid and Black Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $42.88 1 $42.88
Mystery Feely Box • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
Primer Balance With Clear Buckets • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 2 $35.92
Kid K’NEX – Budding Builders Building Set – 100 Pieces – Ages 3 and Up – Preschool Educational Toy • Amazon Business $31.98 1 $31.98
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, 1 Gallon, 2 Count - Great for Making Slime • Amazon Business $27.78 1 $27.78
Click Builders Prism Jr. (72 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.96 1 $26.96
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $22.96 1 $22.96
Magic Nuudles Bold Classroom Bag • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.76 2 $21.52
Strictly Briks Classic Baseplates 100% Compatible with All Major Building Brick Brands | Double Sided Stackable Bases | 12 Tight Fit Base Plates in Blue, Green, Gray & Sand 6.25" x 6.25" • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Flat Activity Trays (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.76 1 $19.76
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 $16.99 1 $16.99
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
WikkiStix Traveler Playset • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
45 Pieces Clay Dough Tool Mold Cutters for Kids, Various Shapes, Assorted Colors by V-story • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Darice 100-Piece Premium Quality Tissue Gift Wrapping Paper Crafts, Packing and More, 20 x 26 inches (100 Sheets), Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45

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