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Mrs. Lacher from Woodbury MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

“STEM” – it’s not just part of a plant!

My students need hands-on STEM materials for our classroom learning centers!

  • $1,212 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a special education teacher and I work with early-elementary students with special needs. I provide services to awesome young students with Autism. The students unique learning needs add to what makes them so great! In class, we work on improving a wide range of skills. My biggest goal is to create a classroom environment where all students feel success and help each other to do their best. My students with Autism need visual and hands-on STEM learning materials so they can see, feel, touch, and interact with tangible items while learning. They will work on sharing with each other, expressing themselves socially through play, increasing verbal skills (as some of the students are non-verbal), build on academic skills through guided practice, and to explore and create in the classroom.

“STEM” – it’s not just part of a plant-- Help us purchase some classroom STEM learning stations!

My Project

This project will provide a wide variety of hands-on math and science materials that students will explore in our classroom centers. The math and science materials will also be used collaboratively with our Speech and Language Pathologist to work on social communication skills, verbal skills, and vocabulary. This project addresses our Minnesota state standards. These hands-on activities include Science, Technology, Engineering, and math. I would also add creativity, ingenuity, imagination, engagement, and high interest to that list.

These STEM resources will provide hours and hours of exciting, deliberate and meaningful hands-on learning activities for our youngest students with Autism--Let's explore!

The following are some of the activities and themes we would like to explore. House Building Engineering Center, Engineer-A-Coaster Activity Kit, Seasons & Weather Theme Box, Life Cycles Theme Box, Create-A-Path Magnetic Center, and others like Liquid-Tubes, Color Discovery Tubes, and Jumbo Magnets to spark curiosity and personal inquiry.

These objects are useful because they provide interactive, manipulative and sensory opportunities to learn skills.

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA583 - Stand-Up Magnetic Write & Wipe Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
BR875 - Light-Up Building Bricks - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
LM615 - Lakeshore Liquid Discovery Tubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
BT363 - Bee-Bot® Programmable Robot • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
FF966 - Seasons & Weather Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
FF944 - Five Senses Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
FF949 - Life Cycles Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
PP570X - Early Science File Folder Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
PP753 - House Building Engineering Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC735 - Lakeshore Color Discovery Tubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT157 - STEM Science Station - Sink or Float • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP777 - Create-A-Path Magnetic Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LL570 - Engineer-A-Coaster Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LL407 - How Much Does It Weigh? Measurement Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
BA254 - Jumbo Magnetic Balls - Set of 20 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
PP542 - Insects & Spiders Magnetic Activity Tin • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP541 - Animals Magnetic Activity Tin • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA531 - Lakeshore Motion Discovery Tubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EAI Education EAI Classroom Open Number Line Cards: Grades K-2 • Amazon Business $20.46 1 $20.46

Materials cost

$985.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,030.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$181.78

Total project goal

$1,211.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,211.84

1 Donor

-$1,211.84

Donations toward project cost

-$1,030.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$181.78

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$0.00

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