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Ms. Montoya from Fresno CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Ready Games

Help me give my students STEM activities to learn academics, how to effectively share, communicate and respect each other to achieve a common goal.

  • $691 goal

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My Students

Our school has implemented new strategies to address the issue of staggering drop-out rate of students who are classified as at risk. The school I work at is located in an area of high poverty. Our elementary students crave for a rewarding and regulating relationships but do not how to initiate them. I see the lack of social skills our students have because we are a generation of self-absorbed characteristics.

I would like to offer students with an opportunity to accomplish STEM activities as fun and educational building sets to help them become productive, creative and compassionate.

Having a bully-free fun game room will provide students with an opportunity to develop those social skills our students greatly need. Students will be invited to attend as part of a behavior reward program to promote ethical behavior, responsibility, and character. I hope that you can join us in a partnership to honor these students by donating/sponsoring for items that could be used as incentives to our school site.

My Project

Our School District has long strived to prepare career-ready graduates. To make our communities successful, we need community partnerships for student success.

Legos, building blocks, connect four are all games that help support excellent motor skills, social skills, be creative, productive and humane.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about teamwork, turn to taking abilities, manipulate, organize and solve challenging games. In my classroom, I have puzzles, board games, coloring books, Legos, sensory stations, books, art and craft stations for students to come in during their recess and lunch. I have seen a tremendous improvement in social skills and school attendance because students look forward to engaging and socializing. Bean bag toss, Tic Tac Toe, Wooden color blocks, Mr. Potato Head, Topple Board game, Guess Who game, are opportunities for students to acquire the proper skills to be social and develop cognitive interactions with others. There are times when I have to leave campus for meetings or home visits and my classroom is unavailable; however, students will knock, wait and sit by the door waiting for me to let them in. Although at times it can be overwhelming having over 50 students in my class, when I see students engaged, having fun, respecting each other, taking turns, sharing and accepting outsiders (sped kiddos, nerds,) it is all worthwhile.

My responsibility as an educator is to prepare children to be successful and productive in life. Therefore, I will continue to invest in programs that change our children’s potential and provide them with an opportunity to be productive, creative and humane.

Ms. Montoya
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 600 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 63XL High Yield Black/63 Standard Tri-color Original Ink Cartridges, Multi-pack (2 cart per pack) (L0R48AN) • Staples Advantage $59.99 1 $59.99
Klask: The Magnetic Game of Skill • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
HP DeskJet 1112 Color Inkjet Printer, F5S23A#B1H • Staples Advantage $37.53 1 $37.53
Wooden Color Blocks - 200 pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Marble Run Sets for Kids, Gifts2U Marble Race Track Game 90 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 32 Glass Marbles, STEM Marble Maze Building Blocks for Kids 4+ Year Old • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Talicor Fifth Gear Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Hasbro Guess Who? Game: Marvel Edition • Amazon Business $24.80 1 $24.80
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
Franklin Sports Electronic Basketball Bounce A Bucket Arcade Game • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
MasterPieces NFL-Opoly Junior Board Game • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Hasbro Perfection Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Spin Master Games HedBanz – HedBanz Jr. Family Board Game for Kids Age 5 and up • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Mead Spiral Notebook, Wide Ruled, 1 Subject, Assorted Pastel Colors, 6 PACK • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Hasbro Game of Life • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Pop Up Pirate • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
HedBanz Game - Edition may vary • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pressman Toy - Original Topple Board Game • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Shopkins Hedbanz Board Game • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
Potato Head (Mr. or Mrs.) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.16 1 $10.16
Bean Bag Toss • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.16 1 $10.16
Yueqi Educational Toy For Kids Connect 4 Board Games • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hasbro Guess Who? Classic Game • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Mattel Games Ker Plunk Game • Amazon Business $7.62 1 $7.62
Tic Tac Toe • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.06 1 $5.06
Pressman Tumble • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63
BIC Xtra-Precision Mechanical Pencil, Metallic Barrel, Fine Point (0.5mm), 24-Count • Amazon Business $3.64 1 $3.64

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