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Ms. Utush from Granite Bay CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM-ping Into Kindergarten

Help me give my students a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) filled classroom. Although my students are Kindergarteners, they are still able to participate in STEM based play and learning!

  • $496 goal

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My Students

I will be teaching 25 curious and energetic Kindergarteners for the first time ever! Although I am nervous, I am extremely excited to create a classroom grounded in play-based learning to promote academic growth alongside having fun.

Kindergarteners are a unique group of learners and I aim to create a classroom where all kids can learn and grow!

Although I don't know my students personally yet, I do know that in Kindergarten my students will be learning and growing at an accelerated pace. I am so excited to help my students build those foundational skills through a variety of different experiences and modes.

My Project

I am a first-year teacher who has been hired to teach Kindergarten and I am so excited to be given this opportunity! As a first year teacher, I need help in creating a classroom full of resources that would directly benefit my students. I believe that play-based learning is so important in Kindergarten and I hope to foster that idea through the use of different STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities.

Kindergarteners are not too young to begin developing background knowledge in the fields of STEM!

By giving students blocks, magnets, tiles, bricks, play-doh​, etc. they are able to begin developing foundational academic skills while also nurturing their natural curiosity and sense of exploration.

Ms. Utush
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 25 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Brickyard Building Blocks Building Bricks - 1100 Pieces Toys Bulk Block Set with 154 Roof Pieces, 2 Free Brick Separators, and Reusable Storage Box, Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Meland Marble Run - 122Pcs Marble Maze Game Building Toy for Kid, Marble Track Race Set&STEM Learning Toy Gift for Boy Girl Age 4 5 6 7 8 9+ (102 Translucent Marbulous Pcs & 20 Glass Marbles) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Learning Resources Wooden Pattern Blocks, Set of 250 • Amazon Business $27.65 1 $27.65
Creative Kids Flakes – 1400 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Safe, Fun, Creative Building – Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic – Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.25 1 $24.25
The One and Only Kinetic Sand, Folding Sand Box with 2lbs of Kinetic Sand • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Shimfun Play Food Set, 143 Piece Play Food for Kids Kitchen - Toy Food Assortment - Pretend Food for Toddler - Food Toys - Bonus Water Bottle + Deluxe Color Box Packaging + Storage Bag • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Tiny Conductors 12 Wooden Train Cars + 1 Bonus Crane + 4 Bonus Connectors Locomotive Tank Engines and Wagons for Toy Train Tracks; Compatible with Thomas Wood Toy Railroad Set (Trains) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set (Developmental Toy, 100 Blocks In 4 Colors & 9 Shapes, 13.5" H X 3.5" W X 9" L) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Stamp Set - ABCs 123s (Arts & Crafts, 4-Color Inkpad, 70+ Pieces) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
[Improved Design] 4 Baseplates, 10 x 10 Large Thick Base Plates for Building Bricks by Brickyard, for Play Table or Displaying Compatible Construction Toys (Green, Blue, Gray, Sand - 4-Pack, Assorted) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Melissa & Doug Farm Friends Hand Puppets • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
First Builders Big Building Bag • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
Kinetic Sand, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 & Up (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Toysmith Marbles in a Tin Box • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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