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Mrs. Guthrie from Morristown TN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Options for Creative Hands-On Learning

My students need hands on STEM activities that will engage them in creative learning opportunities. Included are STEM activities, math manipulatives, and flexible seat options.

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My Students

I have the privilege of serving 80 2nd grade students each day. My students walk into our classroom eager and excited to explore what new learning they will receive. We have a strong inquiry learning classroom that has high expectations for each student.

I teach in a high diversity school that services many English Language Learners.

My students love to work together to discover, understand, and share new learning. They are very creative and thrive on hands-on experiences that help them further their learning.

My Project

Motivation for learning is difficult for some students. One way I would like to motivate and encourage my students, to deepen their love for learning, is through hands-on experiences. STEM materials and activities provide opportunities for students to engage in learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in hands-on ways.

My students are creative learners who learn through inquiry and discovery.

With these materials my students will have accessible STEM project bins to promote discovery learning. These STEM bins will be used as an alternative to morning work, for indoor recess, and for "brain breaks" throughout the day. Rather than completing a worksheet, students will be able to build and create with the STEM bins, but they will also be building social skills as they learn to collaborate and discuss ideas with the partners in their group.

The SainSmart Wooden Tetris, Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Set, TinkerToy 30 Model Super Building Set, Bananagrams, Rory's Story Cubes, Snap Circuits Jr., and EMIDO Building Blocks, will each be placed in one of the STERILITE bins and rotated each week so that students will have easy access to each STEM project.

Two of our biggest skills that we work on in second grade is solving problems on a number line and determining 2D and 3D shapes. The Junior Learning 50# Line Activities will provide a kinesthetic way for students to solve word problems involving number lines. The Sea and Build Geometry Shapes will allow students not only a way to visually determine shapes, but actually create the shapes! These two activities sets can also be used in STEM bin rotations in the future. Additionally, the Wobble Cushions, Exercise Mats, and Fidget bands will provide students with a flexible seating option to create a comfortable learning environment to complete their STEM projects in.

Mrs. Guthrie
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 4 $67.96
ProSource Puzzle Exercise Mat, EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles, 24 Square Feet, Grey (Includes 6 tiles) • Amazon Business $19.73 2 $39.46
Fidget Bands for Bouncy Feet and Restless Legs - Fits Chairs and Desks (Up to 36 In) - Latex-Free Ideal for Those With ADD, ADHD, OCD, Anxiety (5-Pack) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Tinkertoy 30 Model Super Building Set – 200 Pieces – For Ages 3+ Preschool Educational Toy • Amazon Business $37.26 1 $37.26
STERILITE 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $32.07 1 $32.07
Learning Resources Dive into Shapes! A Sea and Build Geometry Set, 129 Pieces • Amazon Business $27.21 1 $27.21
Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Set by idoot Educational Toys for Kids with Storage Bag - 64pcs • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
SainSmart Jr. Wooden Tetris Puzzle 40 Pcs Brain Teasers Toy for Kids, Wood Puzzle Box Brain Games Wood Burr Tangram Jigsaw Toy Children Days • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Junior Learning 50# Line Activities • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Bananagrams • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Gamewright Rory's Story Cubes Actions • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Rory's Story Cubes • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59

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