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Ms. Pace from Akron OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stem Motivated Materials

Help me give my students continue with additional stem activities. The materials provided are incredible. I had no idea what an impact they would provide. The magformers were a big hit especially.

  • $292 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is in Ohio. We service many children from low-income families who are on free and reduced-price lunch. We have a brand new school building, which is very exciting. The school has many technologically advanced conveniences and resources to support our IB curriculum.

The majority of my students are from low-income households.

My students are experiencing a "Genius Hour" each week. During this time, they will have hands-on materials to manipulate. I am excited because the opportunity is a super way to springboard team building and cooperative learning. They learn that to accomplish the task, they have to get along. Many of them naturally develop the roles of the leader without being assigned. They also share what "job" in the task they feel they would be most beneficial to the group.

We have received new stem materials which have "springboarded" other classrooms to likewise consider these materials. After observing the students working, I have learned which of the stem sets are not large enough (meaning there are limited pcs). I would like to order a few more sets of a few of the stem sets to best meet the needs of the students.

My Project

We received a large shipment of stem activities. Our gifted and talented teacher also submitted a Donor's Choose request to choose ones that she liked. I allowed my students to work with the materials after a week of testing. The results were incredible. 2 boys who had not gotten along for the school year were designing incredible structures.

I also learned which ones the students gravitated towards.

I have the Magna- tiles from last year, which are also great, but these allow students to see inside of the geometric structure to identify the 3-dimensional shapes they created easier. We are going to set up a cart. I purchased tubs which I am eagerly labeling. I also grabbed 2 boot mats so that the magnetic balls do not roll all over the floor (as was the issue this week).

So excited, so encouraged, so thankful for Donor's Choose. These items will encourage higher-level thinking skills at our school for many years.

Ms. Pace
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magformers Basic Set (62-Pieces) Magnetic Building Blocks, Educational Magnetic Tiles, Magnetic Building STEM Toy • Amazon Business $59.53 3 $178.59
Veatree 206 Pcs Magnetic Building Sticks Blocks Toys, Magnet Educational Toys Magnetic Blocks Sticks Stacking Toys Set for Kids and Adult, Non-Toxic Building Toy 3D Puzzle with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Coogam Wooden Tetris Puzzle Brain Teasers Toy Tangram Jigsaw Intelligence Colorful 3D Russian Blocks Game STEM Montessori Educational Gift for Baby Kids (40 Pcs) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$214.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$247.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.73

Total project goal

$291.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$291.52

1 Donor

-$291.52

Donations toward project cost

-$247.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.73

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$0.00

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