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Mrs. Padilla from Salinas CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Activities for Little Minds

Help me give my students the opportunity to explore using engineering and STEM materials to support their problem-solve skills.

  • $986 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I love their enthusiastic faces when my students use manipulatives or hands-on-activities. My students encounter many difficulties inside and outside our school site. Our school is located in a Latino low-income area. Students qualify for free lunch. The majority of our students are English Language Learners. Parents face many struggles to support students at home. During the school year we have to deal with lock-downs due to gang violence around our school.

Despite all the challenges that our students have to face, they love to learn and work in school related activities.

They come to school hoping their future will be brighter for them and their families.

My Project

This school year I will engage my students using activities in which they can use their problem-solving skills. I want to empower their learning. I want them to feel the productive struggles and be able to persevere to find the answer to their problems.

I believe students gain more learning from their mistakes and failures.

That is why, I believe these STEM Kits, such as Vehicle Building Engineering Center, Turn & Learn Magnetic Gears, & Magna-Tiles, will facilitate an incredible experience to love science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. With your generosity, my students will be able to work in centers during the school year and exploring all these incredible activities to become our future scientist.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 3 $389.97
LL570 - Engineer-A-Coaster Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
DD939 - Turn & Learn Magnetic Gears • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 3 $89.97
PP752 - Vehicle Building Engineering Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
PP779 - Play & Explore Rocket • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
SVT6022 - Magna-Tiles® Cars Expansion Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98

Materials cost

$729.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$66.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$837.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.81

Total project goal

$985.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$985.41

1 Donor

-$985.41

Donations toward project cost

-$837.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$147.81

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$0.00

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