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  • $786 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Murray
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

STEM Materials for Active Kindergertners

Help me give my students STEM materials, magnet blocks and building manipulatives they need to learn and develop important problem-solving, engineering and math skills.

My Students

My students come from all walks of life and from literally all over the world. Despite their differences, my students are kind and compassionate young learners. They are full of life, energy, and spunk! Kindergarten is an extremely busy place to be (especially in our half-day program).

Our school is a Title 1 building with a high ELL (English Language Learner) population.

We have students from a vast variety of backgrounds with varying academic abilities. The growth students make in their time in Kindergarten is truly remarkable. It is a joy to watch them learn and grow.

My Project

My students need a variety of hands-on learning opportunities to help to develop important problem-solving skills from an early age. Research shows us that our youngest students learn best through play and hands-on activities. In our half-day kindergarten program, we are always crunched for time. Often opportunities for play and STEM are the first activities to be skipped in favor of literacy and paper-pencil math activities.

These STEM materials will give my students the opportunity to have constructive playtime with engaging and fun hands-on activities every day!

The magnetic blocks and Lakeshore Manipulative Library can be used in a variety of activities from building new sky scrappers to making letters and words. We can use these materials to create bins of activities for students who finish work early, for kids who arrive to class early, for center activities, as well as to enhance our lessons. For a kindergarten student, the learning possibilities these materials have the potential to provide are endless!

Inspiring a love of learning is the best gift a teacher can give a student. These STEM materials will help my students to develop a love of learning about science and engineering while fostering relationships and team building, improving problem-solving skills, and so much more.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT185X - Lakeshore Manipulative Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
SmartMax Start XL (42 pcs) STEM Magnetic Discovery Building Set Featuring Safe, Extra-Strong, Oversized Building Pieces for Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
BR569 - Clip & Create Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
CS428 - Snap Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
XW683 - Zoob® Building Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
NR15 - Log Builders - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
CS459 - Snap & Build Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GS364 - Geostix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DB251 - Playstix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BD297 - Lace-A-Word Beads- Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
FF953 - Imagination Design Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Sterilite 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $17.44 1 $17.44
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
LC582 - Translucent Color Chips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$628.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$667.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$117.83

Total project goal

$785.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$785.54

8 Donors

-$392.76

Donations toward project cost

-$333.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.91

match offer

-$392.78

Match offer toward project cost

-$333.86

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.92

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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