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Mrs. Rethmeier from Greenwood IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Bins for Exploration

Help me give my students a wide variety of STEM materials. I want to create STEM bins in my classroom to help students to explore and create different things.

  • $307 goal

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My Students

Fourth grade is an exciting year. Students are learning and growing in many different ways. I have a group of wonderful fourth graders at a very large elementary school on the south side of Indy. There are around 25 students in my class and over 900 students in the entire school. These students come from varying socioeconomic backgrounds.

My students come to school each day ready to learn and explore.

They are very inquisitive and they are always asking questions.

My Project

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. These materials are going to be used to create STEM bins for the classroom. The students will use these bins during our science time and during morning exploration time.

The students will love building and exploring with these different materials.

The students will be given the materials, task cards, and different problem-solving activities to complete. Students will also be able to work with Sphero and learn to code. These materials are going to help students become engaged in creative, complex tasks and will encourage problem-solving. I can't wait to see these materials in the hands of my students.

Mrs. Rethmeier
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
Sphero Mini Green: The App-Controlled Robot Ball • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toys for Creative Play; Kids Creative Kit (484 Pieces) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
3/4 Inch - 500 Sets - Adhesive Hook and Loop Dots White - 500 Sets/Pairs (1000 PCS) - 20 mm Self Adhesive Coins • Amazon Business $10.75 2 $21.50
PLUS PLUS - Construction Building Toy, Open Play Tube - 240 Piece - Basic Color Mix • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
SW769 - Slot-Together Snowflakes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Supla 60pcs 1 inch Natural Unfinished Craft Solid Wood Blocks Wood Cubes for DIY Craft Gifts (60pcs) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
50 Count Small Foam Craft Balls - 30 pack 3/4" balls, 12 pack 1" balls and 8 pack 1 1/2" balls • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
PAXCOO 100 Pcs 6” Colored Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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