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Ms. Libby from Farmington ME is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Materials for a Fun and Engaging Learning Environment

Help me give my students the resources to encourage flexible and creative thinking and problem solving with Magna-Tiles, K'NEX, and other resources.

  • $293 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a classroom full of 19 energetic and eager to learn students. They are funny, kind, caring, and unique. My students are a part of a large district in a high poverty and rural area.

These children are more than just my students, they are like my second family.

Each child in my classroom is loved and cared about. I hope to make a difference in each of their lives and make many memorable moments that will last a lifetime.

My Project

Going into my 4th year of teaching, I am realizing our morning routine is not as effective or as valuable as it could be. I have been doing some research and have found that giving students the chance to build and play while learning will reach even my most reluctant learners. It will also create a positive and fun way to start our day.

Giving students the chance to engage in activities that develop social skills and creative and flexible thinking and problem solving skills, all before our day begins, will create a positive learning environment that will help set the tone for the rest of the day.

I used to put worksheets on my students' desks that they were expected to do before morning meeting. Most students would comply and follow the directions, but they were not engaged or excited about doing the work. Also, some students would do everything in their power to avoid it. Having these materials will help motivate and engage my students and my hope is this will get students excited to come to school and learn.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
K’NEX Education – Intro to Structures: Bridges Set – 207 Pieces – For Grades 3-5 Construction Education Toy • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Gears! Gears! Gears!® 150-Piece Super Building Set • AKJ Education $36.49 1 $36.49
Ideal Frontier Logs 114 Piece Classic Wood Construction Set • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
Educational Insights Sentence Building Dominoes • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Educational Insights Sentence Building Dominoes • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Educational Insights AlphaMagnets - Multicolored Lowercase (Set of 42) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98

Materials cost

$205.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$248.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.90

Total project goal

$292.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$292.66

2 Donors

-$292.66

Donations toward project cost

-$248.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.90

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$0.00

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