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Mrs. Gross from Janesville WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM for Them

Help me give my students the ability to learn outside the box using STEAM items.

  • $419 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students show a lot of determination to find a way to solve problems. The problems could be in math, reading, lunch, art, or life. As an educator, I strive to give my students the skills and materials needed to solve the problems they encounter. I have a very dynamic group of students. They have a love for learning and a willingness to attempt new pursuits.

Through DonorsChoose.org, with the help of all the amazing donors, students are able to have experiences where they learn new skills or master old ones.

When students are done with a specified task, they want to find new ways to express their learning. As a project is funded it shows students that people are invested in their success. Using the materials requested allows students to find another way to show their learning/mastery with items that might not have been available otherwise.

My Project

I benefitted from seeing a great presenter, Dave Burgess, talk to the district I was working in at time time quite a few years ago. He talked about teaching like a pirate throughout the school year. While I was immediately set on saying “Aye, matey,” that was not the message. The idea was to find a hook or way to get students interested in what you were going to help them learn. Since that day 7 plus years ago, that is something I have worked towards each year.

My students find messages from me that might say “November 29th is going to be magical” or “You don’t want to miss next Tuesday.” Whatever the message or form my surprises take, it guarantees that students will become interested.

That interest is carried over into whatever lesson or skill we are working on at the time.

My goal with this project is to give more to my students. They love learning new things and being challenged. The Post It Notes are for them to create pictures on out windows that they first had to plan out by graphing. My excitable personality has shown my students how important I believe learning is and how much it can and will impact their lives. The Kitki Mind Your Numbers Math Game, ThinkFun Code Master Programming Logic Game, Circuit Game, and Learning Resources Minute Math Electronic Flash Card are just some of the items my students would benefit from having and using.

Mrs. Gross
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ThinkFun Circuit Maze Electric Current Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up - Toy of the Year Finalist, Teaches Players about Circuitry through Fun Gameplay • Amazon Business $29.95 2 $59.90
Kitki Three Sticks Creative Fun Math Board Game STEM Toy Gift Boys & Girls • Amazon Business $29.50 2 $59.00
ThinkFun Code Master Programming Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Teaches Programming Skills Through Fun Gameplay • Amazon Business $17.93 2 $35.86
Kitki Mind Your Numbers Math Game Number Fun with Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division STEM Toy Gift for Kids • Amazon Business $17.05 2 $34.10
Supla 15 Pack 15 Colors Self-Stick Notes Pads Sticky Notes Notepad Note Stickers Memo Pad Sticker Note Paper - 3" L x 3" W - 1050 Sheets • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Creatiburg Sticky Notes with Lines 3 inches x 3 inches White Lined Self-Stick Note Pads, 12 Pads/Pack 100 Sheets/Pad, Easy Post Individually Wrapped and Carton Packaging, Colors White • Amazon Business $13.46 2 $26.92
Sticky Notes 3x3 inches,12 Pads/Pack Self-Stick Notes with Strong Viscosity & Easy Post 100 Sheets/Pad,1200Sheets, 6 Assorted Bright Colors,Individual Package (Improved Quality Version) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Learning Resources Minute Math Electronic Flash Card • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
Eagle Black Sticky Notes, 3 X 3 Inch, 100 sheets/Pad, 4 Pads • Amazon Business $7.40 2 $14.80
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2x Sticking Power, 3 x 3-Inches, White, 5-Pads/Pack (654-5SSW) • Amazon Business $7.32 2 $14.64

Materials cost

$320.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$355.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.75

Total project goal

$418.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$418.31

26 Donors

-$414.78

Donations toward project cost

-$355.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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