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Mrs. Roberts from Indianapolis IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM for Kindergarten? ABSOLUTELY!

My students need opportunities to play and engage with hands-on materials to help them build math, science, and engineering skills.

  • $740 goal

This project expired on October 17, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am so blessed to work with energetic and creative 5-6 year old kindergarteners who love to learn and are excited to come to school each day. I am amazed at how these kindergarteners meet/exceed the high expectations that are given to them each school year. We LOVE our school! It is a public, urban school located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

I love the eagerness kindergarteners show when given the chance to learn through exploration and play working with partners and small groups within a kindergarten classroom!

My Project

What is STEM and what does it look like in Kindergarten? STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is helping our students to explore, observe, ask questions, predict, and integrate their learning. Our school has been working very hard to incorporate STEM activities in our school this year - even at the kindergarten level! As a reward, our school was given STEM state certification beginning this next school year. We are so honored and excited that they recognized our hard work and dedication. This now gives us the opportunity to go even farther with STEM.

Research continues to show what teachers already know: our students need to play!

Kindergartners learn most effectively through exploratory play and open-ended discovery with their peers. The most effective and meaningful learning happens when children don't realize that they're engaging in academic tasks because it seems like play!

I want to incorporate a STEM Station in my classroom where children are able to manipulate math, science, and engineering materials each day during our station time. During stations, students would be designing using the MagicJourney Giant Marble Run Tracks and using the Drill and Play to construct buildings and vehicles. Using Learning Resources engineer set, my students would actually be able to build a playground together! By using these STEM activities each day my students will become critical thinkers, creators, and engineers through problem solving activities. Exposing kids at an early age to engineering is so important in today's world. These items will inspire my students to enjoy and love engineering, math, and science which could potentially lead to motivating them throughout their lives to enjoy this subject area.

I personally want to thank you in advance for considering donating to this very worthy project. My students this year and for many years will benefit from these!

Mrs. Roberts
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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22 donors22 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Banne Magnetic Blocks 128 PCS Magnetic Blocks Building Set Educational STEM Toys for Kids • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
KEVA Connect Builder Set • Amazon Business $54.44 1 $54.44
Drill & Play Creative Educational Toy With Real Toy Drill - Mosaic Design Building Toys Tool Kit • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
101 Piece STEM Toys Kit | Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Learning Set for Ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Year Old Boys & Girls by Brickyard | Best Kids Toy | Creative Games & Fun Activities • Amazon Business $24.95 2 $49.90
IQ BUILDER STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Blocks Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Activity Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 2 $49.54
Engineering Construction Toy Set | 62 PC Gear and Building Block Set That Promotes STEM Learning, Educational Toys for Kids Ages 3, 4, 5+ • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Raresite Magnetic Blocks, Magnetic Building Set, Magnetic Tiles, Educational Toys Kits for Kids Over 4 Years Old • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
MagicJourney Giant Marble Run Toy Track Super Set Game 230 Piece Marble Maze Building Sets w/ 200 Colorful Marble Tracks, 30 Marbles & 4 Challenge Levels for STEM Learning, Endless Educational Fun • Amazon Business $38.98 1 $38.98
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Learning Resources Playground Engineering & Design STEM Set, 104 Pieces • Amazon Business $13.98 2 $27.96
Learning Resources Dive into Shapes! A Sea and Build Geometry Set, 129 Pieces • Amazon Business $27.21 1 $27.21
Learning Resources City Engineering and Design Building Set, 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
Learning Resources Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Skoolzy Straws and Connectors Building Kits - 200 pc Fine Motor Skills Interlocking STEM Toys Engineering Bulider Set | Building Toys for Boys & Girls with Travel Tote, Preschool Activity eBook • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
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 $14.99 1 $14.99
GearRoot 400PCS Mini Building Blocks Toy STEM Educational Toys Building Bricks Block Set to Make Multiple Shape Objects (Cartoon Minifigures, Vehicles, Animals) for 3+ Kids Boys Girls- 15 Colour • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$589.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$628.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$110.95

Total project goal

$739.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$739.65

22 Donors

-$728.38

Donations toward project cost

-$628.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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