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Mrs. Montoya from Houston TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM and Emotions!

Help me give my students an experience using STEM building activities. Here they can explore their creative building abilities. I like for my students to be open about their feelings and recognize and learn from their actions.

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My Students

My scholars truly miss being in the classroom with me and their classmates. Unfortunately, they don't have the technology needed to complete their class assignments on a daily basis. I have students who use their parents' cell phones to view assignments at the end of the day when they arrive from work. Some of my students have to have certain times allocated for homework because of other siblings in the house using the wifi and not enough technology to go around, nor a strong enough wifi signal to use more than one device. On the other hand, I also have students who are going with another parent over the weekend since parents are divorced, so contact with them sometimes fades in the weekend. They miss all of our puzzles and center activities that they did in class together. I thought it would be a great idea to do a virtual puzzle together and some STEM activities during our Microsoft TEAMS meetings. So we meet throughout the week face-to-face as a class and talk about how each day is going. I call it emotional and social support!

My Project

My students and I will collaborate in building models through the STEM kit during our virtual learning. In addition, the emotions kit will help them talk about their feelings and emotions on daily occurrences in their household. Students will get to express their feelings with me alone or with their classmates. Our puzzle is of children of the world which is perfect for our class. In my class, we have students from all over Latin America, but throughout our campus we have students from all over the world. It is important for them to learn about different heritages and customs as we embed them through our social studies lessons.

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

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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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT758 Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit Pre KGr 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE100X SocialEmotional MatchUps Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
LA712 Bright Giant Washable Color Ink Pads Set of 5 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FK216 Children of the World Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

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