We are an energetic class of 23 3rd graders! We live and go to school in downtown Minneapolis, MN. We are all Latino, and 94% of our school qualifies for free and reduced-price lunch. These students are special because they speak two or three languages. They're environmental stewards, they're compassionate, and they're more than deserving of any donations! They work hard each and everyday.
Part of our goal is to embrace the Latino culture.
One way we can do that is by integrating pieces of our culture into our learning. It is very important to have a great education so that we can be role models to everyone, especially those of our culture.
Please help me get some more STEM materials into the hands of my students. STEM incorporates science, technology, engineering, and math to help students develop reasoning, problem solving skills, and to help prepare them for a technology heavy world.
All of these products will allow for my students to use their hands and minds to physically and mentally manipulate materials to develop the previously mentioned skills.
For example, students will use the blocks to build bridges and buildings, and to learn about what makes those things sturdy, durable, and reliable. The magnet items will be used to test out how magnetic forces work and operate, and to create mazes that use magnets to guide the process. There are many materials that each provide different ways of constructing real world objects, and will allow students to critically think about the best way to build the problem at hand. Please consider donating to this group of AMAZING students!
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