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Mrs. Arana from Corona NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Bins for Little Innovators

My students need STEM Bins build on their natural curiosities to create. Every time we hand out any manipulatives such as base ten blocks, interlocking cubes, or anything hands on the instantly begin in create!

  • $372 goal

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My Students

We have the privilege of teaching 31 eager learners every day in an Integrated Collaborative Team Teaching second grade classroom. We are located in Corona, Queens, New York. Over 95% of our students are English Language Learners and 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Our students have many different learning styles and abilities. Our students work tirelessly every single day to reach their fullest potential in our classroom. They are a very diverse group of learners with different experiences and areas in which they shine.

My Project

STEM Bins are needed in our classroom because we have learners that have many different learning styles. Some are students are kinesthetic learners, visual spatial and logical learners in our ICT classroom. It would be most ideal to have STEM Bins with supplies easily accessible to engage all our students. Over the last couple of years I have seen the most reluctant learners most engaged when they are creating!

STEM Bins will be used every day as part of our Morning Routines with a different goal in mind each morning.

Working with a diverse group of learners and letting them come in first thing and "play" will hopefully "wake-up" those creative little brains! This is the plan for using STEM Bins; Maker Monday (without task cards), Task Card Tuesday, Writing Wednesday with an added written response, picture and/or a writing prompt, Thinking Thursday (an engineering challenge) and Friend Friday (2-4 students can collaborate on a project). We cannot control many things that our students may have difficulty or challenges with one way to deal with those difficulties is by allowing them to "play" first thing in the morning. Having STEM Bins in our classroom will allow us to be organized and have everything we need at our finger tips so they can come right in and begin their Engineering Design Planning.

Having these bins filled with simple engineering manipulatives such as LEGO's pattern blocks, cups, playdough and the task cards to inspire their creativity will be awesome! I know our students will be learning and engaged in the engineering design process, collaborating and learning as we go. To be honest, what I love most about STEM is that my students are engaged and they never seise to amaze me with their thinking, creativity and pure joy as they create!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind STEM Bins by Brooke Brown, Comprehensive Kit • Amazon Business $249.95 1 $249.95
LEGO Classic Creative Suitcase 10713 Building Kit (213 Piece) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98

Materials cost

$281.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$316.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.79

Total project goal

$371.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$371.95

1 Donor

-$185.97

Donations toward project cost

-$158.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.89

match offer

-$185.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$158.08

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.90

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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