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Ms. Sessoms from Candor NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.


My students need materials for STEM Bins to stretch their engineering muscles!

  • $197 goal

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My Students

I teach second grade in a rural North Carolina public school and work with 19 excited young learners. Many of my students are English language learners and many more come from low socio-economic households.

This year our classroom will build a supportive community that will work collaboratively to help all students learn and grow.

My students are excited to come to school and eager for hands-on learning. Reading about STEM is no longer enough. It's time to get our hands and minds working on our own STEM projects!

My Project

The future of education is STEM and as a classroom teacher I want to ensure I'm providing my students with the opportunity to explore STEM.

With the materials provided students will choose which STEM challenge they'd like to undertake.

These challenges can be as simple as building a wall out of dominos or a cube out of play dough to creating a trap or toy out of pipe cleaners. The possibilities are endless with these materials in my students hands.

Students will have the opportunity to take what they've learned during the first build and apply their learning to improving their structure. Students will the draw their structure and write about how they designed it. These follow-up activities support literacy and critical thinking.

Ms. Sessoms
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 17234812 Pencil Box, Splash Tint Lid with Clear Base, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $25.74 1 $25.74
CoolToys Timber Tower Wooden Block Stacking Game – Color Match Playset (60 Pieces) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Learning Resources Snap Cubes • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Learning Resources Plastic Pattern Blocks .5cm, Set of 100 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Caydo 200 Pcs Random Colors Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stem 6 mm x 12 Inch, Smooth Processing at Both Ends, Safe and Humanized Design • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Flexible Colored Drinking Straws | Disposable Bendy Plastic Straws | Party Straws | Colorful Straws for Kids | Party Goods Pack | BPA Free |450 Count • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Homeford Poly Foam Craft Sphere Balls, White, 1-1/2-Inch, 30-Count • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72
Settings 3 oz. Disposable Plastic Cups 100 count • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
VELCRO Brand - Thin Clear Fasteners | Perfect for Home or Office | 5/8in Coins | Pack of 75 • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57
Duck Brand Matte Finish Invisible Tape With Dispenser, 3 Rolls, Each Roll 3/4-Inch x 500 Inches for 1500 Total Inches • Amazon Business $5.03 1 $5.03
Norpro Wooden Treat Sticks, 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $4.77 1 $4.77
AmazonBasics Ruled Index Cards, Assorted Neon, 3x5-Inch, 300-Count • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68
Diamond Round Toothpicks, Pack of 250 • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Multicraft Imports Craftwood Wooden Cubes 5/8" 36/Pkg-Colored • Amazon Business $4.04 1 $4.04

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