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Mrs. Monahan from Aldie VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.


My students need two Osmo Genius Kits and items for their STEM Bins to help facilitate their creative and problem solving skills to prepare them for real world experiences.

  • $745 goal

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My Students

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. ~~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

We, as teachers, are always looking for innovative ways to bring creativity and problem solving skills into the classroom.

I work in a Second Grade classroom with 28 students. All of my children have their own learning needs. Although my students are diverse, I still have the expectation for all to succeed. The goal is to find the best way, as an educator, to facilitate their successes. As a teacher, I am continuously striving to create problem solvers, communicators, along with good citizens. This is why I believe setting up Stem Bins in my classroom would be a true benefit to their learning.

My Project

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. By using STEM in the classroom, students will have the opportunity to increase their critical thinking skills in a variety of learning centers. I am requesting two Osmo Genius Kits as well as items for STEM bins including two sets of Magnetic Building Blocks, a Snap Circuits Electronics Discovery Kit, Play-Do, craft sticks, and storage boxes.

My students will be using hands-on experiences to help them problem solve and create using a variety of materials.

My children will love to work with materials to stimulate their learning in an authentic experience.

They will use these centers during both reading and math centers in the classroom on a daily basis. These centers will support the learning that is happening in the classroom by providing experiences for critical thinking. Children love learning in a variety of ways and these centers will stimulate higher thinking learning opportunities.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Osmo Genius Kit • Amazon Business $85.09 2 $170.18
133 Pieces Magnetic Blocks,Magnetic Building Blocks Toys Set,Kuloe Kids Magnetic Toys Educational Building Tiles Blocks • Amazon Business $45.99 2 $91.98
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $25.70 2 $51.40
Snap Circuits SC-300 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
WITKA 120 Pieces Magnetic Building Toys, Intelligence Construction Blocks Sets and Brain Training Games Kit for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
MosBug 100 pcs DIY Soft Building Sticks Toy Stackable Bending Building Blocks • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
900 PCS Different Shape Creative and Educational Building Building Block Toy - 3D Puzzle And A Plastic Storage Box • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
RisingStar Interlocking Brain Flakes - Plastic Disc Set for Cognitive Development - STEM Toys for Boys and Girls - 800 Pieces • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Skoolzy Straw Structures Interlocking Connecting Engineering Construction Kit - 200 Pc Straws and Connectors STEM Set Preschool Fine Motor Skills Building Toys for Boys & Girls -Free Activity Download • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Learning Resources Doublesix Dominoes In Bucket • Amazon Business $15.92 1 $15.92
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Velcro Dots, Hompie 1050pcs(525 Pairs) 3/4" Diameter Sticky Back Coins Nylon Coins, Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots with Waterproof Sticky Glue Coins Tapes, Perfect for Christmas(White) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Classic Bricks 336 Piece Set with 10” x 10” Baseplate by Strictly Briks | 100% Compatible with All Major Brands | 4 Different Shapes & Sizes | Tight Fit Building Bricks in 12 Vibrant Colors • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Outus 48 Pieces White Foam Craft Balls Decorating Ball for DIY, Crafting and Decoration, 4 Sizes • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
Perfect Stix wtd-adult colored- 500ct Colored Wooden Jumbo Craft Sticks (Pack of 500) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Acerich 300 Pcs Assorted Colors Pipe Cleaners DIY Art Craft Decorations Chenille Stems (6 mm x 12 Inch) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dixie Bath Cups - 3 oz - 100 ct (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Drinking Straws, 250 Count BPA-Free Multi-Colored Disposable Straws, Assorted - DuraHome • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
250 Pack Toothpicks America's Choice Colored Toothpicks Satisfaction Guaranteed!! • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79

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