My students need some extra items to complete STEM and literacy activities. These include storage for our Snap Circuits Jr., a Coding Robot, Gear-work, animation activities, building blocks & bricks, and 20 stethoscopes.
My students are growing, learning, and making lifelong friends in a small community with a great little school. They are dreamers, thinkers, talkers, questioners, and hard workers. They come into the room each morning with excitement on their faces and eager to learn new innovative things.
Our Pre-K through 12 school has an average class size of 12.
This community is comprised mainly of farmers and ranchers. Our location is very secluded. We have very few academic resources available. Traveling is required for day-to-day needs such as groceries, gas, clothing, and so on.
Students are faced with many challenges each day. The majority of the students come from poverty and/or single parent homes. Although this is a low socioeconomic community, it is very family oriented and close-knit. We feel that our students deserve the same quality education and resources needed to maximize learning as students at other schools that are not faced with the same economic challenges.
This variety of resources completes several activities I have been trying to complete this summer on my own, as well as some of our newly acquired STEM resources. Storage for the Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 is necessary, as well an additional Coding Robot named Botley. I would like to add some animation STEM to encourage that kind of creativity. The two major projects in literacy are a compound word building event, which needed blocks & bricks while the contraction surgery event needs stethoscopes. These resources will encourage "out-of-the-box" thinking. We have a STEM area in our classroom where these activities will be available for daily projects and usage.
STEM encourages problem solving and the literacy events are all about solving some grammar problem activities.
We welcome these STEM resources to give us the opportunity to have more challenging science skills and "hands-on" activities for our students.
By donating to this project, you will be supporting boys and girls by opening the STEM doors to all of our students. You will help make a difference because neither the school nor I have more funds to purchase these additional resources for our students. Your donation will make this happen in our classroom!
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