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Ms. Smith from Mattapan MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM for Young Brains!

Help me give my students some toys that will get their brains thinking in new ways- these Geostix and marble runs will do just that!

  • $209 goal

This project expired on February 23, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are wonderful! They all come from an urban setting and from low-income homes. The entire school receives free breakfast and lunch. The school is a wonderful school that was built as a neighborhood school, and is truly a hub of the neighborhood in the middle of a large city.

Students may come from homes with limited resources, but they more than make up for it with their willingness to learn and excitement for school.

I love becoming partners with their families throughout the year, and helping them all start off their journey through education and into life.

My Project

Young children are naturally curious and always trying to figure out how things work! They need open-ended toys that they can use in a variety of ways for problem solving. These toys will get our creativity and problem solving skills flowing!

Figuring out problems that are tricky for the brain helps expand our thinking.

Children need to be challenged and their thinking stretched in order to learn. Geostix help us problem solve how shapes are made, to learn about straight and curved lines, and to recognize the attributes of shapes. The Picasso Tile marble run will allow us to create complex tracks and challenge our thinking about physics in a playful way. We would also love some colorful paper to help us design our structures and visualize our plans before building! Thank you for any help you can give.

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PicassoTiles 70 Piece Marble Run Race Track Magnetic Tiles Magnet Building Block Educational Construction Toy Set Playset STEM Learning Kit Child Brain Development HandEye Coordination Training PTG70 • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
edx education Junior GeoStix - 200 Multicolored Construction Sticks - Includes 30 Double-Sided Activity Cards - Early STEM and Geometric Math Manipulative for Fine Motor Skills and Creativity • Amazon Business $28.77 1 $28.77
edx education Junior GeoStix - Mini Jar - Geometric Construction Sticks - Build 2D Shapes and Pictures - Math Manipulative - Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $19.24 1 $19.24
Sunworks 6526 Construction Paper, 12"X18", Smart-Stack Assortment, 150 Sheets • Amazon Business $8.73 2 $17.46

Materials cost

$145.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$177.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.35

Total project goal

$208.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$208.98

2 Donors

-$181.38

Donations toward project cost

-$177.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.60

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$0.00

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