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Mrs. Wheeler from Frederick MD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM for the School!

Help me give my students STEM items to build STEM kits full of read alouds, LEGO blocks, K'NEX kits, and more engaging STEM items.

  • $269 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I school where a vast majority of the students are living in poverty, are English Learners or are both. Our school is a safe place for our students, and they absolutely love to learn. The majority of the students are English Language Learners who are very new to the English language, many who are only getting exposure to the English language while at school. As English Language Learners, they are working tirelessly to manipulate words and sounds in the English language.

These students greatly benefit from hands-on opportunities where they can explore in a way that makes concepts concrete and understandable, making it easier for them to connect English to their native language, allowing them to be successful students.

My Project

Students greatly benefit from hands-on learning opportunities. STEM provides a great opportunity for students to learn in a hands-on manner. As the STEM leader in my school, I am challenged with helping teachers see the value in STEM and providing them with tools and resources to incorporate STEM into their instruction. This project will be a step towards building the teachers' capacities and encouraging incorporating more STEM into their instruction.

Students at my school are not only expected to learn the curriculum but at the same time they are expected to learn English, as hundreds of the students are English Language Learners.

This is a very challenging hurdle, but it is not one that these students cannot overcome.

Through STEM, students are able to grasp language and curricular outcomes as the language becomes applicable and students are able to building meaning through their experiences. Building things such as a roller coaster with the K'NEX kit can become so much more than just "building." Through that building experience students will be discussing (building language), reading, using math, and of course the building part. STEM is a unique opportunity to teach students all that they need without adding extra work, but instead giving the students great enrichment opportunities.

Mrs. Wheeler
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
K'NEX Education ‒ STEM Explorations: Roller Coaster Building Set – 546 Pieces – Ages 8+ Construction Education Toy • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
SuperScience STEM Instant Activities: Grades 4-6: 30 Hands-on Investigations With Anchor Texts and Videos • Amazon Business $31.34 1 $31.34
SuperScience STEM Instant Activities: Grades 1-3: 30 Hands-On Investigations With Anchor Texts and Videos • Amazon Business $31.34 1 $31.34
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toys for Creative Play; Kids Creative Kit (484 Pieces) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 100 STEM Projects | Full Color Project Manual | 30+ Snap Circuits Parts | STEM Educational Toy for Kids 8+ • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Carson Dellosa STEM Challenges Learning Cards (140350) • Amazon Business $17.68 1 $17.68
Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit, Age 8 • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26

Materials cost

$184.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$228.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.31

Total project goal

$268.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$268.75

4 Donors

-$135.00

Donations toward project cost

-$114.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.25

match offer

-$133.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$113.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.06

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$0.00

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