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Mrs. Sobolewski from Sarasota FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Bins

My students need clear pencil boxes, and miscellaneous equipment to create STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) centers for hands-on learning.

  • $255 goal

This project expired on October 12, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the distinct pleasure co-teaching a kindergarten classroom of 30 students with another teacher. We have been extremely grateful to be around such adorable kids who are eager to learn.

Kindergarten is where the MAGIC happens.

A lifelong love and passion for learning and building lasting relationships begin in Kindergarten.

In Kindergarten students are receiving the foundation that the rest of their education will build on. Our students take learning in stride and love being introduced to new exciting topics. They thrive with hands-on learning and developmental play.

Our students perform at all different levels from beginning readers to proficient readers. No matter the level, together we work as a family to build each other up. It is one of the biggest joys to watch them understand a new topic for the first time. These “Aha” moments are everything! There is nothing sweeter than the innocent heart of a Kindergartener.

My Project

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Bins are an ideal hands-on solution for early finishers, morning work, centers, fine motor practice, indoor recess, or positive reinforcement of behavior. They are also a creative and developmentally appropriate form of engineering for elementary students. STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. By exposing students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will hopefully develop a passion for it.

STEM Bins are plastic school boxes filled with an engineering manipulative of your choice, such as Legos, pattern blocks, base ten blocks, unifix cubes, toothpicks and playdough, or popsicle sticks with velcro on the ends.

The boxes also contain small sets of task cards on metal rings that picture a variety of basic engineering structures. They use the materials in the box to construct as many different structures on the cards as they can.

Mrs. Sobolewski
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
1InTheoffice Pencil Box, Translucent Clear (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.99 5 $74.95
MIBOTE 109Pcs Magnetic Building Blocks Toys Educational Magnetic Tiles Set for Boys/Girls, Stacking Blocks for Toddler/Kids - All of Them are Strong Magnet • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Building Bricks - 1000 Pc Bulk Blocks - Includes 60 Roof Pieces - Tight Fit with Major Brands • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
2 Pack - Natural Bamboo Thin Toothpicks 1800 ct. (900ct each) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Wooden Tower Deluxe Stacking Game with Exclusive "Matty's Toy Stop" Storage Bag • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

Materials cost

$183.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$216.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.22

Total project goal

$254.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$254.79

4 Donors

-$215.00

Donations toward project cost

-$182.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.25

match offer

-$39.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$33.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.97

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$0.00

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