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Mrs. Chavez from Las Cruces NM is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Project Brings Fairy Tales to Life!

My students need LEGO Sets, connecting straws, marble runs, ramps and literature to begin their science and engineering activities.

  • $484 goal

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My Students

My students need STEM materials, nonfiction, fiction texts and fairy tales to help make connections and enhance the enjoyment of both reading and science.

My students are eager to learn and enjoy hands-on activities that bring learning to life.

I teach at a Title I school and 100% of the students receive free breakfast, snack and lunch. Although many students don't have all the economic advantages they might benefit from, every student comes with a desire to learn. My students love to listen to fairy tales and would benefit from the creativity of engineering their own designs as they create solutions to overcome the problems the fairy tale characters pose.

My Project

Non-fiction and fictional texts will bring meaning to engineering and science through real-life application and connections. By building and experimenting with LEGO Sets, connecting straws and other materials, students will get hands-on opportunities to help support a better understanding of the scientific world. Students’ learning will come to life as they enjoy the scientific processes and begin to spark a lifelong interest in science and engineering.

My students will learn to work collaboratively in small groups to create solutions and become "heroes" to the characters facing villains in the fairy tales we read.

Non-fiction and fictional texts will bring meaning to engineering and science through real-life application and connections.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Education Wheels Set • Amazon Business $49.93 1 $49.93
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Wheels, Straws and Connectors Stem Toys - Skoolzy Kids Educational Toys for 3, 4, 5, 6 Year Olds - 400pc Fine Motor Skills Engineering Toys For Girls, Boys Building Kits Tinker Design Activities Set • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Hasbro Mouse Trap Board Game, Ages 6 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
Marble Run, 113pcs Easycity Marble Genius Toy Race Coaster Set Marble Run Railway Toys Educational Construction Building Blocks Toy for Kids • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Variety Pack Classic Baseplates (Set of 4 - 10" X 10") Compatible With All Major Brands of Building Blocks -- Green and Blue -- By Creative QT • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
A Rock Can Be (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Hansel and Gretel • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Rapunzel • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Who Will Plant a Tree? • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
Toysmith Marbles in a Tin Box • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Three Billy Goats Gruff • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Worms (Creepy Critters) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Beaks! • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Jack and the Beanstalk (My First Fairy Tales) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Three Little Pigs (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Red Riding Hood (retold by James Marshall) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Princess and the Pea • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
James Marshall's Cinderella • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Wemberly's Ice-Cream Star • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Sounds All Around (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Everybody Needs a Rock (An Aladdin Book) • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63

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