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  • $729 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Dulak
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

STEM Materials for Preschool Explorers

My students need engaging STEM materials including pattern blocks, sensory materials, prisms, and magnets.

My Students

Young children learn best when they are interested and engaged, and with this project, I am trying to provide my students with STEM materials that will stimulate a life-long love of learning.

I have 46 intelligent, motivated, and fun-loving 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old students in my pre-Kindergarten classroom.

My students attend an inner city school where there is 100% free or reduced breakfast and lunch, and ninety percent of my students are English language learners. They are a wonderful mix of backgrounds and personalities, from quiet scholars to energetic explorers. Our classroom culture is built on a foundation of teamwork and responsibility, and my students take to heart the value of shared learning experiences.

My Project

My students love working with hands-on materials that they can manipulate and explore while learning. We will use manipulatives and hands-on resources such as peg number boards, prisms, and pattern blocks to engage in visual and kinesthetic learning of both math and science. In our classroom now, we have no science materials and very limited math supplies. I believe that new, engaging resources, including magnet wands, magna-tiles, and science discovery kits, will help the students understand key math and science concepts as they physically manipulate objects and learn through both self-directed and teacher-guided exploration of materials. My students constantly ask for new science and math activities and crave the wonder and accomplishment that comes from investigating a new material or concept. Students will discover how to solve problems independently and will develop a sense of curiosity and initiative that is so important in today's world.

Instilling a love of learning and exploration into young students will help them succeed not only throughout their career as a student, but will transfer into their lives beyond school.

I want to thank everyone in advance, as this is such an important cause to my students. Math and science can be such exciting subjects for young children, and I know if we can provide them with new and engaging resources, we can accomplish so much!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP275X - Washable Sensory Play Materials - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
HH225X - Can Do! Science Discovery Kits - Pre K-Gr. 1 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
LC735 - Lakeshore Color Discovery Tubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DG546 - Magna-Tiles - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT625 - Peg Number Boards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
FS326 - Super-Safe Prisms - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
WD984 - Magnetic Wands - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DA910 - Plastic Pattern Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
CC766 - Color-Changing Touch Squares - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
FS489 - Kid-Sized Flashlights - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LA575 - Super-Safe Eyedroppers - Set of 36 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $13.99 1 $13.99
TH4530 - Pattern Blocks Activity Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
TC309 - Stack & Match Magnet Rings • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
DA364 - Extra Rubber Bands - 1/4 Lb. • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$532.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$48.71

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$619.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$109.25

Total project goal

$728.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$728.33

2 Donors

-$364.16

Donations toward project cost

-$309.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.62

match offer

-$364.16

Match offer toward project cost

-$309.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.62

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 46 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Epson and 2 other donors.

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