You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

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.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Katzenmaier is requesting.

See our finances

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


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


7 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Matching donations from our partners


Match offers toward project cost


Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Royse City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5991713],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3713700,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Katzenmaier","authorIds":{"5991713":{"owner":"Mrs. Katzenmaier","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3713700],"proposalHash":"1906282711","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",smart&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1575678047659","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21301176,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjAxMjAzMg==","NjAxMTg1Mw==","NjAxMjUyNA==","NTI3NDg4Nw==","NTk5MTcxMw==","MTU1NTA=","NjAxMTgyNA==","NTkzNTkzOA==","NjAxMjM0MA=="],"teacherId":5991713,"schoolCounty":"Rockwall","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}