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Ms. Weaver from Houston TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

S.T.E.M. Materials

My students need hands-on STEM materials to work with to create and build. I am asking for KEVA building blocks, a rails builder-like rollercoaster, and a visual book of ideas for the students.

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My Students

We are a public charter school in southwest Houston. My second-grade students are awesome kids. We are a Title I school. I have ESL, SPED, and Gifted and Talented students all in one classroom.

They want to learn more about engineering and how things work.

My students are from impoverished homes; they view pencils as luxury items. I have 23 wonderful kids. In the past, I've had students who have made awesome Gingerbread man traps made from recycled boxes (cereal, tissue box, or Amazon boxes) and explained how their traps would work to capture that pesky Gingerbread Man! We also have made a Leprechaun trap and had the literacy connection with the book. We've learned how to create a roller coaster using foam insulation, a marble, and a lot of tape.

When I came into the classroom at this school, I was shocked that they didn't have a classroom library. I have spent a lot of my own personal money so that they would have these items. I am planning to buy more things for them, I always do.

My Project

If we are able to get these STEM materials quickly, we will be able to create and build in the classroom.

I am getting the cards with pictures of STEM project ideas to help give students a visual of what is possible.

KEVA Maple: 200 Plank Set - will allow students to build architectural projects.

MAZE 2.0: Rails - will allow students to create highways.

KEVA Brain Builders Junior-a book of ideas for the students to use their kava planks with.

Students could work together with another student which builds their communication skills, cooperation skills, and critical thinking skills during "play". We hone in on fostering a class community where we are supportive to each other. We encourage each other. We problem solve and figure things out. I think it is important for students to have hands-on projects.

Ms. Weaver
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KEVA Maple: 200 Plank Set • AKJ Education $72.96 1 $72.96
Q-BA-MAZE 2.0: Rails • AKJ Education $43.76 1 $43.76
KEVA Brain Builders Junior • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64

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