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Mrs. Sotelo from Garden City KS is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Ahead!

Help me give my students stem building toys to encourage their growing imaginations!

  • $214 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are all special needs students who attend a Title I, low income school, in a self-contained special education classroom. They are five to seven years old and are academically, socially, emotionally, and/or physically behind their same age peers.

Most of my students receive services for gross and fine motor skills and speech outside the classroom and receive extra support in the classroom for social, emotional, life, and academic skills.

They are exposed to the ​curriculum at a slower pace than their same age peers and still struggle at times to learn. However, despite their struggles, they never give up!

My Project

These materials are open-ended building materials for my students to build and create with! My students will love building and creating with all of these different toys. These toys are also good for calming down and helping students regulate. They also encourage problem-solving.

My students can work on sorting, patterns, counting, colors, cooperation with other peers, 1:1 correspondence and so much more!

With play, learning happens so much faster than in type tote learning sessions. Learning through play also encourages positive social skills building which will help my students throughout their entire lives. Learning to play and playing to learn!

Mrs. Sotelo
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fat Brain Toy, Spinagain, Assorted Colors, 8/pack (FBT110) • $28.79 1 $28.79
Roylco Straws & Connectors Neon Colors, 300/Set (R-60705) • $27.89 1 $27.89
Fat Brain Toy Co. Tobbles Neo • $24.29 1 $24.29
Fat Brain Toy Squigz Starter Set, 24 pieces (FBT0881) • $23.39 1 $23.39
Fat Brain Toy Co. Mini Squigz, 75/pack (FBT107) • $18.89 1 $18.89
Learning Advantage Sort N' Shapes Set • $16.01 1 $16.01

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