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Mrs. Collins from Wethersfield CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Builders

Help me give my students STEM materials to explore engineering and the creative process!

  • $168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is comprised of 20 special little individuals who range in the ages of 3 and 4 years old. What makes us so special? We are part of a magnet school community that services students from all over the state of Connecticut, and that makes up our diverse population within our classroom community! Most of the students that make up our classroom families join us from inner city communities.

Each of these special little individuals carries their own needs in order for them to be successful in their first school experience.

Some of these needs include a range of disabilities such as motor delays, anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorders, sensory processing, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorders. Our goals as teachers are to provide them with an environment that is comfortable and conducive to each of their learning styles in order for them to succeed. This project would benefit our preschool program to build their creative motor skills in order for them to be successful active learners!

My Project

These materials will help our 20 young children build upon their inquiry skills. Our students are young learners who utilize blocks and magnets to engage in play-based STEM activities to enhance their critical thinking. Our Magnet school uses a STEM approach to learning across all areas of the curriculum. Activities such as these will help aid the students in exploring math, science, and engineering based standards through building and constructing.

Early Childhood research has shown us that young children learn the most through a play-based curriculum.

STEM activities that students can engage in through open-ended play will develop their critical thinking skills.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Zooawa [90 Pcs] Building Blocks Set, Hedgehog Sensory Soft Stacking Toy Educational Construction Interlocking Bricks for Toddlers & Kids - Colorful • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Jarrby STEM Flowers Educational Therapy Toys - Great Building Toys STEM JR / STEAM Interlocking Preschool Learning Toys • Amazon Business $22.88 1 $22.88
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 $14.98 1 $14.98

Materials cost

$110.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$142.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.15

Total project goal

$167.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$167.65

1 Donor

-$167.65

Donations toward project cost

-$142.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.15

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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