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Mrs. Blythe from Sheffield VLG OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Lab: Towers and Bridges and Boats, Oh My!

My students need materials, magnets and Magformers, to allow for innovation, problem solving, and creativity on a daily basis through the use of a classroom STEM lab.

  • $635 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I spend my day teaching two different third-grade math and science classes, and among these 44 students, I teach students with a wide variety of personalities, learning styles, and ethnic backgrounds.

My students are hardworking, enthusiastic, and incredibly diverse, and I'm honored to be their teacher!

More than 50% of our families are economically disadvantaged, and our school is in a rural area. My learners range from students with learning disabilities to gifted and talented students. Every child is unique, but every child has the same desire to succeed!

My Project

STEM has become a buzz word in the education world, and it has transformed my teaching over the past two years. STEM activities have offered my students opportunities to become mini engineers by constructing mini Mayflowers, building marshmallow towers, and more! During these activities, students learn so much more than just the intended state standards. They learn to collaborate. They learn to problem solve. They learn to utilize various resources. They learn to keep trying after a failed attempt. Perhaps my favorite, they learn to love the feeling of pride after working through a challenge.

The students' huge grins as they collaborate to overcome obstacles and successfully complete a STEM challenge are almost as big as my smile as I watch their excitement for learning!

This year, I am adding a STEM lab to my classroom, which will allow students more time and more freedom to explore science, technology, engineering, and math on a regular basis. This lab will offer a variety of challenges and ideas with an array of materials to explore. The addition of the STEM lab will help further excite students about learning while providing an opportunity to let their minds soar!

Mrs. Blythe
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magformers Smart 144-Piece Set • Nasco $209.95 1 $209.95
Magformers Magnets in Motion 83-Piece Power Accessory Set • Nasco $149.95 1 $149.95
Makit Woodbuilders • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 5 $106.05

Materials cost

$465.95

Vendor shipping charges

$35.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$538.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.11

Total project goal

$634.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$634.04

9 Donors

-$564.04

Donations toward project cost

-$479.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.61

match offer

-$70.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

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$0.00

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