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Ms. Johnson from Saint Louis MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stem and Sensory Play Through Open Exploration

Help me give my students new materials (Magna-Tiles, Power Clix frames, sand, etc.) to explore, create, and construct new knowledge with along side their peers.

  • $363 goal

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My Students

Our students are hilarious, honest, inquisitive, kind, and eager to learn new things. They love hands on activities and reporting to their peers and teachers what they have discovered.

Young learners build knowledge by interacting with each other while exploring the world around them in a safe and nurturing environment.

Early Childhood Education is the focus of our school. We offer busing services which allows students from all over the city to attend our school. 75% of our students come from low income families. One of my responsibilities as their teacher is to provide engaging learning experiences that build upon their interest. In order to do this, it is helpful to rotate the items in the classroom. Thank you for being willing to help meet their needs through your support. These preschoolers are an awesome group that have an unlimited supply of hugs, big ideas, and questions!

My Project

Stem and sensory materials never get old in our classroom! It is so fun to watch my student’s faces while they construct with magnetic tiles. They’re so proud as they progress from building two-dimensional shapes to three-dimensional shapes.

The Magna Tiles and Powerclix Frames will provide opportunities to problem solve, develop spatial awareness, and collaborate with their peers.

These open ended activities will help my students think like engineers while building fine motor skills. We have about 64 Magna Tiles in our classroom currently and the students love them! I’m excited to see what they would construct with 100 more!

The Kinetic sand and squish and squeeze sensory beads are also a big hit in our classroom. I have several students who choose this activity daily! It’s a fun way to relax and create while having fun with their friends.

We are are so grateful for your support!

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Ms. Johnson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles(r) 100-Piece Clear Colors Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $114.26 1 $114.26
PowerClix(r) Frames - Natural • Kaplan Early Learning Company $89.96 1 $89.96
SE202 - Kinetic Sensory Sand - 11-Pound Bag • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
VR154 - Squish & Squeeze Sensory Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

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