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Ms. Adelmann from Anchorage AK is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Learning and Listening

Help me give my students STEM learning kits and games, headphones, and storage bins.

  • $1,236 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 1st grade students are eager, energetic, enthusiastic and have the privilege of living and learning in a city with the most ethnically diverse neighborhood in our country! Our school has recently celebrated 50 years of teaching and learning and we are now also an official STEM school! Our school is the first elementary STEM school in Anchorage and we are fortunate to have opportunities to integrate science, technology, engineering, and math throughout our day.

Each morning my students walk through the door and are greeted with new opportunities to explore and learn.

My students are enthusiastic learners and, as their teacher, I do my best to foster their learning and provide opportunities to grow as individuals. Each of my students comes from his or her own unique situation and home life and I am fortunate to be able to provide them all with opportunities to learn and grow.

My Project

The STEM games and building kits I am requesting will be a fantastic addition to our STEM classroom. These games and kits will give my students opportunities to work and build independently, with partners, or with groups to engage in fun and enriching STEM activities. The Marble Run kits can help students develop hand-eye coordination, logical thinking, creativity, color and shape recognition, and spatial imagination ability. The Magna-Tiles, the Straws Builders Construction Building kit, the Creative Kids Flakes kit, the IQ Builder kit, and the ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game provide opportunities for imaginative free play in children.

Utilizing STEM kits, games, and manipulatives is beneficial to students.

These building sets help develop math, science, spatial and tactile skills. It is a time to enjoy each others company, have fun while learning and reinforcing concepts, and explore STEM ideas from a different perspective.

In addition, my students use iPads for individualized instruction, small group, and whole group instruction. Providing students with headphones will help them to be less distracted by the noises coming from their neighbor's iPad. Using headphones will allow my students to focus on their own tasks.

With all of these wonderful materials, comes the need for storage. The storage bins and the stackable storage tubs with allow for these materials to be stored in an organized fashion. Moreover, materials will be more accessible to my students.

With the help of, I have the opportunity to provide many more materials to my very eager and deserving students.

Ms. Adelmann
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BestGot Over Ear Kids Headphones for Kids Boys Adult with Microphone in-line Volume, Included Cloth Bag, Foldable Headset with 3.5mm Plug Removable Cord (Black/Blue) • Amazon Business $16.99 25 $424.75
Magna-Tiles 100-Piece Clear Colors Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity and Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
BestGot Over Ear Kids Headphones for Kids Boys Adult with Microphone in-line Volume, Included Cloth Bag, Foldable Headset with 3.5mm Plug Removable Cord (Black/Blue) • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95
Meland Marble Run Toy 122 Pcs Marble Game STEM Learning Toy, Educational Construction Building Blocks Toy, Marble Set Gift for Kids 4 5 6 + Year Old Boys Girls • Amazon Business $35.99 2 $71.98
IRIS 30 Quart WEATHERTIGHT Storage Box, 6 Pack, Clear • Amazon Business $62.30 1 $62.30
WITKA 200 Pieces Magnetic Building Block Toys, Children Intelligence Learning Toys and Brain Training Set for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
163 Piece STEM Toys Kit | Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Learning Set for Ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Year Old Boys & Girls by Brickyard | Best Kids Toy | Creative Games & Fun Activities • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award Winner • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
IMDEN Magnetic Blocks, Magnetic Building Set, Magnetic Tiles, Educational Toys for Baby/Kids, 92 Piece • Amazon Business $26.98 1 $26.98
Creative Kids Flakes – 1400 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Safe, Fun, Creative Building – Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic – Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Magna-Tiles 2 Piece Car Expansion Set • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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