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Mrs. Lacour from Chatsworth CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM for Today's Little Learners

Help me give my students STEM materials, including math counters, CD-ROMs for technological learning, Scholastic magazine subscriptions, and other items.

  • $909 goal

This project expired on July 16, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are just turning 5. For many of them, this is their first experience in a school setting. Some of the students have special learning needs, and many are learning English for the first time. The majority of their families live below the poverty line and rely on our free meal plan for their children's breakfast and lunch.

Our school is a high poverty, Title I school, with high expectations for all.

Each day we practice letters, phonics and sight words. We study science and math. We incorporate technology through the use of iPad apps, and we learn beginning engineering concepts through the use of building blocks and other manipulatives. At the end of the school day, the children are so excited to see their parents and tell them all the things they did at school. The parents are very supportive, and they enjoy spending time with their little ones, reading stories and learning new things.

My Project

Help me to bring STEM learning to my class of 4-year olds! I have a large number of girls in the class this year, and currently, females are under-represented in the STEM career fields. My girls can help change that if they have the motivation and the necessary skills sets.

The items I have requested will have all my students, and particularly my girls, counting and learning number concepts in a hands-on way.

This is the best kind of learning for young students. They will also have engineering opportunities as they put together "roller coaster" pieces to create successful paths at the magnet center, and assemble pieces to create vehicles. The CD-ROMs I have requested will bring technology to the classroom and be used for whole-class learning opportunities at the Smartboard. The Scholastic magazines are wonderful reading material focused on science concepts throughout the school year.

Young children learn best when they have manipulatives and visual materials that they can see and handle for themselves. These STEM resources will benefit my students in their learning, will stir their curiosity, and will be a fun way to learn! My girls will have a chance to see that STEM learning is fun and challenging, which will increase their participation and motivate them to continue to seek out STEM classes as they grow up. Thank you for considering this project!

Mrs. Lacour
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Let's Find Out, Kindergarten (min. 5 subscriptions per order) - 32 Issues / Min. 5 Subscriptions / Kindergarten • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $5.75 26 $149.50
TT600X - Magnetic Math Rods - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
PP752 - Vehicle Building Engineering Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
LC676 - Magnetic Numbers & Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
LL570 - Engineer-A-Coaster Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH887 - Waterway Pipe Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LL569 - Sequencing Numbers 1-30 Puzzles - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LM982 - Butterfly Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LM984 - Fish Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
PP953 - Catch-To-Learn Number Recognition Interactive Games - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP691 - Nutrition Activities - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LL568 - Sequencing Numbers 1-20 Puzzles - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP311 - Phonemic Awareness Games - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
PP313 - Vocabulary Games - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
FK282 - Numbers Photo Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
DA365 - Extra Rubber Bands • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98

Materials cost

$657.33

Vendor shipping charges

$14.95

State sales tax

$60.15

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$772.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$136.29

Total project goal

$908.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$908.58

1 Donor

-$386.14

Donations toward project cost

-$386.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$454.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$386.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$68.14

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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