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Mrs. Brown-Merced from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Possibilities in Pre-K

My students need STEM materials like magnetic building blocks, star builders, snowflake builders and gear builders.

  • $274 goal

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My Students

For seven years I have been a pre-kindergarten teacher to some of the brightest stars in New York City. I work at a title 1 school in the South Bronx, where resources are limited for our children.

My students work and play hard; they love coming to school and deserve the best.

That being said, I want to add more resources into our classroom that will further engage my students in their learning,

I adore my students and want to provide many different learning experiences. However, we need access to more materials to make this a possibility.

My Project

Integrated learning is the basis of Early Childhood Education. We teach children that everything is connected. My goal is to incorporate more STEM activities into my classroom to further this idea.

My students would be using snowflake and gear builders in ways that help them become critical thinkers, as they work together to figure out the endless possibilities to their creations.

Materials like magnetic building blocks and interlocking building set will be used to teach mathematical concepts like sorting and patterning. All of these interlocking materials will be used to teach engineering concepts like building small and tall structures, and how to problem solve in the event a problem arises, for example, what to do if a structure is unable to stand on its own.

I want to present new challenges to my students in ways that they can be completely engaged and the reality is that they need access to multiple resources to make this happen. It is my mission to provide hands on materials that spark new questions, discourse, and problem-solving skills, which is tremendously important in the prekindergarten program.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 18 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magnetic Building Blocks, 100+10 Extra Magnetic Tiles, 3D Magnet Building Toys Set, Educational Construction Magnetic for Kids, Varied Shapes in Rainbow Colors, Strong Metallic Rivets, Wheels & Bag • Amazon Business $65.99 1 $65.99
Star Flex Creative Connecting Construction Kit for Kids by Skoolzy - STEM Manipluative Brain Building Toy Montessori Games Preschool Kindergarten • Amazon Business $22.47 1 $22.47
24-Pack Kevenz 7 Inch Thicker Multi-Purpose Multi-Color Plastic Traffic Cones • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
AMOSTING Building Blocks Educational Toys Set Plastic Building Discs Brain Flakes STEM Toys for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls -360pcs with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
DECORA 500 Pieces Durable Brain Flakes Educational Toys Set Interlocking Plastic Discs -Imaginative and Educational Building Blocks for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Mercurry Creative Snowflake Educational Toys Interlocking Gears Building Blocks Set,80pcs • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
SHAWE Kids Toy, Coglets 80 Pieces Gear Interlocking Building Set,10 Various Colors,Learning Color Cognition,Make Wonderful World,Run Wild Imagination • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Kids Toy, Jakpak Flakes 500 Pcs Snowflakes Connect Interlocking Plastic Disc Early Educational Building Toys Puzzle Blocks Games Children's Day Birthday Gifts for Child Small Boys Girls Preschool • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
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 $11.99 1 $11.99
Krazy Gears Gear Building Toy Set - Interlocking Learning Blocks - Motorized Spinning Gears - 81 Piece Playground Edition • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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