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Mrs. ORTIZ from Kissimmee FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM in the Library

Help me give my students the opportunity to thrive with STEM activities in the media center to enhance their acquired classroom knowledge skills.

  • $587 goal

This project expired on December 18, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a school where over 100% of students are on free or reduced rate lunch. Most of our students are English language learners and we are getting more students every day who come from various places around the world.

Most of these students have never experienced technology in a media center until now.

Our students are well behaved and have desire to learn! They come to school everyday eager to acquire knowledge and socialize with classmates and teachers.

Even though we live in a low socio-economic area, they strive to do better!

My Project

According to the U. S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while other occupations are growing at 9.8%. STEM degree holders have a higher income even in non-STEM careers. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics workers play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the U.S. economy.

STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.

With access to a variety of STEM project kits they can do during center and free time my students will have increased exposure to STEM development and collaboration in their classroom.

If STEM education is not improved, the United States will continue to fall in world ranking with math and science scores and will not be able to maintain its global position.

We currently don't have many STEM/STEAM related manipulatives to help assist in their learning and these kits would help better prepare our students in this ever-changing world.

Students will conduct Project Lead the Way activities, hold competitions between classroom to foster positive behavior, produce productivity and drive improved performance on their Science Statewide examinations.

Mrs. ORTIZ
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 700 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder Workshop Dash Robot with Dash Challenge Cards Bundle - STEAM Learning Toys for Girls and Boys Ages 6+, Multicolor (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $169.99 1 $169.99
Osmo Genius Kit (Newer version available) • Amazon Business $98.18 1 $98.18
Osmo - Hot Wheels MindRacers Game Kit for iPad - Ages 7+ - Race a Real Hot Wheel On Screen - (Osmo iPad Base Included) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Wonder Workshop Dash & Dot Learn to Code Challenge Card Box Set • Amazon Business $39.73 1 $39.73
WishaLife 250 Pieces Toy Pipe, Tube Locks Set, Tubular Spout Construction Building Blocks Set, Fun Educational STEM Building Construction Toys with Wheels, Parts and Storage Box for Kids Boys Girls • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
AveryLu 500 PCS Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle, Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, Building Construction Toys A Great STEM Toy • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
LiKee Wooden Pattern Blocks Animals Jigsaw Puzzle Sorting and Stacking Games Montessori Educational Toys for Toddlers Kids Boys Girls Age 2+ Years Old (36 Shape Pieces& 60 Design Cards in Iron Box) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Coogam 130 Pcs Wooden Pattern Blocks Set Geometric Manipulative Shape Puzzle – Graphical Early Educational Montessori Tangram Toys Brain Teasers STEM Gift for Kids with 24 Pcs Design Cards • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$461.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$498.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.02

Total project goal

$586.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$586.80

8 Donors

-$441.50

Donations toward project cost

-$375.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.22

match offer

-$145.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$123.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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