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Ms. Taylor from Victoria TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Bins for Success

My students need STEM materials such as building blocks, marble run construction, scientific explorer, and ZOOB BuilderZ STEM challenge to help provide them with hands-on experiences.

  • $454 goal

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My Students

I teach first grade at a Title I elementary school where 84% of the students receive free or reduced lunch. Unfortunately, many of these students were heavily impacted by Hurricane Harvey. At this time, I have a total of twenty-three amazing and very diverse group of students, six of them are ESL (English as a Second Language), eleven are considered At Risk for Failure, one Special Education student, and five very enthusiastic learners.

While most of them come to school eager to learn, there are always the handful where school is hard for them and, therefore, do not enjoy learning.

A majority of my students are considered at the low socioeconomic status. Our mission in our school district is to provide rigorous, relevant learning, and life experiences so that all students contribute positively to society. Teaching is my passion, and my goal is to have a classroom of students who want to come to school everyday and give 100%.

My students know they are to give 100% everyday. It would be amazing to get some higher level questioning materials to help my students get to the next level.

My Project

I feel that providing my students with a variety of STEM activities to use on a daily basis will ensure they become more interested in all aspects of learning. These hands-on activities will provide my students with a different type of learning than they are used to. It will allow them to be creative first thing in the morning, during breaks, and when we have to have indoor recess.

While I do have a few different STEM activities I have purchased for the classroom myself, this project will allow a wide variety of materials my students would not otherwise be able to experience.

The building blocks, marble run construction, scientific explorer, and ZOOB Builderz STEM challenge, will attract both boys and girls alike. I want to entice my students to push themselves beyond what they think they are capable of doing. Providing my students with the chance to work with a diverse range of materials will show them that there is more than one way to create something, this showing them that there is more than one way to solve a problem and to open up there minds to become more creative writers.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETI Toys | STEM Learning | Original 101 Piece Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Set for 3, 4 and 5+ Year Old Boys & Girls | Creative Fun Kit | Best Toy Gift for Kids Ages 3yr - 6yr • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
Think Fun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award Winner • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
IQ BUILDER STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Blocks Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Activity Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
dOvOb Marble Run Construction Building Blocks STEM Toys - Railway Set - Marble Games for Kids As Gifts • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
ZOOB BuilderZ S.T.E.M. Challenge • Amazon Business $21.19 1 $21.19
Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set - 100 Blocks in 4 Colors and 9 Shapes • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Omni Wooden Toys Natural Wooden Planks, 100 Piece • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Skoolzy Straws and Connectors Building Kits - 200 pc Fine Motor Skills Interlocking STEM Toys Engineering Bulider Set | Building Toys for Boys & Girls with Travel Tote, Preschool Activity eBook • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit • Amazon Business $18.47 1 $18.47
DreambuilderToy Magnetic Tiles Building blocks Toys by (40 PCS) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $17.89 1 $17.89
148 Pieces Take-a-Part Play-set, Educational Construction Engineering Toy Set Up-to 5 models by Joyin Toy • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
PAXCOO 100Pcs 6” Popcicles Sticks Jumbo Craft Sticks Colored and Natural for Craft • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Star Right Educational Spelling Puzzle Game with Realistic Art, Learning Toys for ages 4+, 3 and 4 Letter Words, Set of 26 (91 pieces) with 1 Puzzle Frame Included • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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