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Ms. Campbell from Brooklyn NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM-Fostering Creativity and Critical Thinking

My students need STEM Building kits and math and phonics visual and tactile supports to help facilitate higher order thinking and problem-solving.

  • $581 goal

This project expired on June 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a Title I school and are from diverse ethnic/cultural backgrounds, namely Bangladeshi, Chinese, Hispanic, and French. 95% of them are Latino and African America. The rest are sparsely mixed with other ethnicities. In my classroom, there are students with a range of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder and specific learning disabilities.

As a K/1 bridge class, many of my 1st graders are reading way below grade level and my kindergarteners are reading below the Pre-k level which is partly due to their strong Hispanic backgrounds.

Many struggle with basic phonics and number sense. In addition, my nonverbal students are particularly interested in building structures which require problem-solving skills.

It is my hope that by the end of June, given the proper supports, there will be marked improvement in reading and Math scores. The opportunity and achievement gaps are clearly apparent among our student population.

My Project

The students in my class need materials that focus on phonemic awareness, letter recognition and the exploration and augmentation of math concepts. In addition, they need STEM activities to help stimulate their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

They will use these materials to explore their varied abilities through creating structures, building words by putting sounds together, as well as using math manipulatives to help reinforce math concepts.

These activities will be used throughout the day as an extension of core lessons but especially during choice time or Learning centers. Your generous donations will help improve the reading levels and math scores of my students.

Ms. Campbell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP752 - Vehicle Building Engineering Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FF209 - Young Architects Design Blocks - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT758 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit - Pre K-Gr.1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP623 - Blends & Digraphs Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
PP929 - Giant Magnetic Visual Models Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
HH967 - Pop & Add to 20 Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
LC1657 - Size & Color Teddy Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
RA313 - Unifix® Cubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
EE478 - Comparing Numbers Flip & Solve Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
EE476 - Addition Flip & Solve Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
EE477 - Subtraction Flip & Solve Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
LC111 - What’s the Sound? Word Sliders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
RR255 - Lakeshore Counting Keys Classroom Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
DD267 - Snap & Slide Number Bonds - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC582 - Translucent Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
LM830 - Follow-The-Dots Number Stamps • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
VF549 - Word Families Flash Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
TY217 - Unifix® 1-10 Stair • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$456.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$493.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.11

Total project goal

$580.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$580.74

9 Donors

-$578.09

Donations toward project cost

-$493.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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