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Mrs. J. from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stem in Kindergarten!

My students need stem kits, chart paper, and manipulatives like number houses, play doh and playstix.

  • $756 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are lively 5-6 year old kindergartners that love learning and experiencing everything school has to offer them! They are a great group of children that come to school eager to play and learn everyday.

For some of them school is the only safe and consistent experience that they have in their life so we try to provide a safe fun learning experience everyday.

Even though we have experienced great financial cut backs in our district my principal, other staff members, and myself have gone through great lengths to never make the students ever feel that they don't have what we need to have a successful learning day. Most of the necessary materials we need are purchased with the teachers money out of their own pocket. It has become quite a hardship just to supply our classrooms with the essentials like pencils, crayons, and paper every year.

My Project

My students would love new materials and manipulatives in the room to make stem kits. With the limited time we have in the day we try to use all of our time wisely so we have been using different materials around the classroom to make stem kits to incorporate the sciences in our everyday curriculum for things like morning activites, or "I'm done" activities to make sure there is a purpose to every part of our day.

We would like some new updated materials like playstix, connecting straws, play doh, and a fairy tale problem solving kit to enhance and add more options to our stem kits.

The stem kits that we already have in place have been amazing additions for building community, communication, and problem solving skills all the while learning with a hands on approach. We would love to continue to our stem kits and continue our learning and development!

Mrs. J.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP640X - Fairy Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
PP750X - Design & Build Engineering Centers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $125.00 1 $125.00
Popular Playthings Playstix Super Set • Amazon Business $71.93 1 $71.93
PP969 - Build-A-Number Houses • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (561), Yellow Lined Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $39.49 1 $39.49
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (559), Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $38.36 1 $38.36
TT758 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit - Pre K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
IQ BUILDER STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Blocks Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Activity Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
Air Wick scented oil plug in with 9 additional refills , Vanilla butter cream cupcake and apple cinnamon medley • Amazon Business $22.79 1 $22.79
Skoolzy Straws and Connectors Building Kits - 200 pc Fine Motor Skills Interlocking STEM Toys Engineering Bulider Set | Building Toys for Boys & Girls with Travel Tote, Preschool Activity eBook • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Awesome Assortment: SuperSpots® & SuperShapes Stickers Variety Pack, 5100 Stickers • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Sharpie 22480PP Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $4.65 1 $4.65

Materials cost

$602.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$641.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$113.29

Total project goal

$755.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$755.24

6 Donors

-$744.65

Donations toward project cost

-$641.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

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$0.00

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