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Mrs. Gilley from Baltimore MD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM My Curiosity

My students need STEM materials like blocks, and magnetic boards that will encourage learning and discovery.

  • $422 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love to explore and try new things. They want to learn and are eager for information. My students like to read, play games, build, and put together puzzles. They are a fun group who work together to get things done.

My students learn best from hands on activities and love to see how they can use the same materials in different ways.

My students look forward to finding out what we are going to learn and want to share what they know with their families.

My Project

Young children are curious by nature. These materials will help guide that curiosity. My students will be able to explore by building and experimenting. By using different types of blocks my students will be able to see how different shapes fit together. They will be able to explore what shapes are best for making different parts of structures. By using magnets my students can experiment with force and cause and effect. My students will be able to make 3 dimensional structures using the magnet tiles. The "Cams and Cranks" and "Engineering and Design" sets will help students see how changing the way pieces are put together will change the function of the end product. The Community Helper blocks, Around Town blocks and animal magnets will encourage students to act out real life situations. They will also be able to use these materials to interact with block structures built using the magnet blocks and the foam blocks and shapes. The "IQ Challenge Set" will encourage my students to use problem solving and reasoning skills. The STEM Classroom Bundle will help during lessons on magnets, force and motion, simple machines, and objects that float or sink. Each set can be used for group instruction and student guided exploration.

All of these materials will help students learn life skills like working with a group to complete a task, learning through trial and error, and working until an objective is met.

They will also learn to take risks and learn from misunderstandings. The openness of these materials will also let my students find new and interesting ways to use them. These materials also help develop small motor control. In the end when the structures are built, the discoveries made, and the experiments documented students will have a sense of accomplishment.

Mrs. Gilley
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources STEM Classroom Bundle • Amazon Business $91.49 1 $91.49
Reliancer 102PCS DIY Magnetic Building Blocks Set 3D Construction Building Tiles Magnet Playboards Educational Block Stacking Toys Set For Kids Creative Learning Education • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
CP Toys Wooden Community Helpers for Block Play / 25 Pc. Set • Amazon Business $26.25 1 $26.25
Engino Discovering STEM Mechanics Cams & Cranks Construction Kit • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Learning Resources Playground Engineering & Design STEM Set, 104 Pieces • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Foam Building Blocks, Building Toy for Girls and Boys, Ideal Blocks/Construction Toys for Toddlers, High Quality 52 Pieces Different Shapes and Sizes, Waterproof, Bright Colors, 100% Safe, Non-Toxic. • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Edushape Easy Grip Soft Foam Sensory Puzzle Blocks, 18 Piece • Amazon Business $18.88 1 $18.88
Learning Resources Peg Friends Around the Town, 28 Pieces • Amazon Business $17.45 1 $17.45
Early Educational Stem Toy for Children-3D Geometry Building Blocks,24-Piece Set with 5 different Shapes and Colors for Developing Spacial Perception and Enhancing Your Child's Creativity • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Lewo Wooden Educational Toys Magnetic Art Easel Animals Wooden Puzzles Games for Kids • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
IQ Challenge Set by GamieUSA - 7 Pcs Kids Educational Toys for 5 Year Olds - Highly Stimulating Brain Teasers - Challenging Mental Exercises for Sharp Young Minds - 100% Child Safe • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Learning Resources Magnetic Wands, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69

Materials cost

$305.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$358.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.27

Total project goal

$421.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$421.80

3 Donors

-$320.89

Donations toward project cost

-$272.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.13

match offer

-$100.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.14

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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