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Mrs. Jacobsmeyer from Dumfries VA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM for English Learners of All Ages!

My students need 200- and 400-piece KEVA construction sets, KEVA contraptions and structures kits, and a Story Sparkers library.

  • $479 goal

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My Students

Do you remember the joy of creating something that you can see and touch? Have you experienced the satisfaction of collaborating with a team to design something beautiful? My students will develop their English skills as they collaborate, design, construct, and reflect with KEVA planks.

My students are enthusiastic learners who actively engage in problem solving and hands-on activities.

The fifty kindergarten through fifth grade students that I work with come from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. They learn best when they collaborate to solve a problem or meet a challenge. Highly interactive learning experiences support their language development by fostering oral and written communication and reflection. KEVA Planks, KEVA Contraptions and Structures kits, and Story Sparkers library will provide fun and engaging learning opportunities for my students. In my classroom, students experience lessons that integrate Children's Engineering and STEM challenges with the academic curriculum. STEM activities provide students with authentic learning experiences that engage all students regardless of their language proficiency. Not only do my students learn when they are working together, they have fun and produce amazing products!

My Project

English Learners thrive in a creative environment. The KEVA planks, KEVA Contraptions and Structures kits, and Story Sparkers library will offer my students the opportunity to talk and problem solve as they create and will provide them with rich experiences to write about. In addition, the KEVA planks can be used to develop math skills and build understanding of science and social studies concepts. My students will use the KEVA planks to build structures and models while they test scientific and mathematical concepts. The Story Sparkers will provide fun and interesting topics for students to discuss and write about. The beauty of this project is that the items can be used across content areas and with any grade level. This project will support all English Learners in my classroom. Since I can also take them with me when I go into other classrooms, they will benefit other students as well.

Imagine the joy of students applying their knowledge as they create something new!

Then, imagine the enthusiasm of Kindergarten through 5th grade students sharing their learning through discussion and writing. This project will provide my students with learning experiences that they will remember and be so excited about that they will share them with their families! I am so looking forward to seeing the expressions on their faces when they see and explore these new resources!

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KEVA Maple Wooden Plank Construction 400Piece Set • Nasco $134.75 1 $134.75
KEVA Maple Wooden Plank Construction 200Piece Set • Nasco $80.50 1 $80.50
Structures Kit • Nasco $50.50 1 $50.50
Contraptions Kits 200Piece Set • Nasco $50.50 1 $50.50
Story Sparkers Library • Nasco $21.95 1 $21.95

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