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Mrs. Katzenmaier from Royse City TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Challenges

Help me give my students STEM supplies such as building blocks to build a boat,magnetic tiles to build a maze, playdough to use as tape or glue, pipecleaners, straws, and sticks to build a tower.

  • $453 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Second grade is such an important time in a child's life. It is the time when they come in as babies and leave as independent, young, mature kids. Second grade sets the foundation for learning and for reading. Some of my students come in only knowing a few words and some come in way above their level.

We work together to build each and every child in our classroom.

Our class is full of relationships, teamwork, and leading. My students are very set on never leaving anyone behind. Every goal we meet whether it be big or small is a celebration for us.

My Project

I want to be able to step back and truly empower students. STEM challenges hit multiple standards at once, while also hitting several learning styles. These activities encourage students to be creative problem solvers. Why wouldn't we want to develop this in our kids?? I feel that this is where the students find their voice. Everyone gets to be successful!

Doing just half of the teaching is not enough!

Students need hands on and engaging activities. The sooner we can teach kids to think creatively the better.

The students will be able to create things like catapults, towers, mazes, bridges, buildings, roller coasters, flood barriers, with ping pong balls, pipe cleaners, magnetic tiles, building blocks, gears, straws, cotton balls, playdough, and tape.

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Standard Unit Solid-Wood Building Blocks With Wooden Storage Tray (60 pcs) • Amazon Business $55.18 1 $55.18
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $27.07 2 $54.14
Giant Foam Building Blocks, Building Toy for Girls and Boys, Ideal Blocks/Construction Toys for Toddlers, 50 Pieces Different Shapes & Sizes, Waterproof, Bright Colors, Safe, Non-Toxic. • Amazon Business $40.95 1 $40.95
Magnetic Blocks, Minto toy Magnetic Tile 101 PCS Set Magnet Building Blocks Construction Toys Educational Toys for Kids Boys and Girls Minto Toy • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
AGARE 500 PC Bars Different Shape Creative and Educational Building Building Block Toy - 3D Puzzle With a Plastic Storage Box • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil, 50 Square Feet ~ 2 Pack • Amazon Business $15.65 1 $15.65
Creative Kids Flakes - 600 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Fun, Creative Building - Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic, Ages 3 & Up (tub colors may vary) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
SHAWE 100 PC Interlocking Building Set -Fine Motor Skills- Children Imaginations Run Wild -Build Unlimited Shapes -Safe Kids Material • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
ULT-unite 120pcs Wooden Dominos Blocks Set, Kids Game Educational Play Toy, Domino Racing Toy Game • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Disposable Shot Glasses - Mini Red Solo Party Cups - 120 Count 2 oz - Plastic Shot Cups - Jello Shots - Jager Bomb - Beer Pong - Perfect Size for Serving Condiments, Snacks, Samples and Tastings • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Nylon Bean Bags Toy Assorted 12 pc 5x5in by Oojami • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
MAPOL 50- Pack Orange 3-Star Premium Ping Pong Balls Advanced Training Table Tennis Ball • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Ikea Kalas 301.929.60 BPA-Free Bowl, Assorted Colors, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Acerich 300 Pcs Colored Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stems for DIY Art Craft Decorations (6 mm x 12 inch) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Hot Wheels 9-Car Gift Pack (Styles May Vary) • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
White Dove Cotton Balls, 100% Pure Cotton, 100Ct (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Creativity Street Pom Pons 50-Piece x 1 Inch, Hot Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $2.69 2 $5.38

Materials cost

$349.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$384.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.82

Total project goal

$452.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$452.13

7 Donors

-$322.72

Donations toward project cost

-$278.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.66

Matching donations from our partners

-$125.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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