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  • $1,471 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Childs
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

STEM Supplies to Help Build Our Brains!

Help me give my students math and science materials such as Talking Microscopes, magnifiers, and Simple Machines that will help them master concepts through hands-on activities.

My Students

My students walk into our classroom every day full of wonder and excitement about what new learning experiences they will have that day. Despite any challenges my students may face before arriving to school, they are so happy to be in their safe place full of amazing things to learn and do. Students enjoy coming to school because they know they are loved, listened to and respected.

I have the most amazing, inquisitive, energetic and sweet kindergartners.

My students know that in our classroom we are a family and we work together to help and encourage each other to be our very best. As their teacher I love being able to watch them grow with their academics as well as their social/emotional development.

My Project

The math and science materials in this project will help students master concepts through hands-on activities. This will help to increase students mastery in fluency of kindergarten skills to prepare them for first grade. By having the kindergarten math and science workstation activities, it is my goal to move from concrete applications in math to abstract applications. These materials are pivotal in being able to introduce skills in a concrete way. When students are asked to perform on fluency assessments to show mastery, proficiency will be met by all students. I have also included materials that will help students practice the skills they learned in fun ways with games. Students love to play games, and the games included are not only fun but create opportunities for students to practice and perfect basic math problem solving skills. Research shows that when students can see and manipulate materials in math, they develop a deeper understanding of the concept being taught.

My students are curious about the world around them and how everything works.

Math and science manipulatives in the classroom will help us to explore, engage, and dig deeper into mathematical and scientific skills and concepts. Students will learn to use the resources that will be gifted to us to help increase engagement during small group station time.

These materials are class sets or small group sets of manipulatives and materials that each student will have an opportunity to learn from. Sometimes as teachers we have a few of these materials and we have to be creative with how to distribute and use them. This project includes enough materials for every child to fully benefit from them.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GeoSafari(r) Jr. Talking Microscope • Kaplan Early Learning Company $40.46 2 $80.92
Jumbo Magnifiers with Stand • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 2 $71.92
Primary Timers (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.26 2 $66.52
Deluxe Magnifier Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $53.96 1 $53.96
Hands-On Science Fun Book Set - Set of 8 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.36 1 $50.36
Simple Machines Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $44.96 1 $44.96
Color Safety Goggles (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 2 $44.92
Weather Basics Books - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.56 1 $39.56
Light 'N Strike Math(r) Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
Measurement School Readiness Math Toolbox • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
Science File Folder Games - Grades K-1 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
Teddy Bear Math Books (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.06 1 $35.06
Math Every Day Books - Set of 4 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.36 1 $32.36
Insect Life Cycle Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.66 1 $29.66
Super Snow Bucket - 1.5 lb. • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.96 1 $26.96
Pan Balance • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.96 1 $26.96
Sprout And Grow Window • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.26 1 $24.26
Giant Magnetic Number Bonds • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
Hundreds Number Board • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
Nancy B's Science Club(r) Hydroponics Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
Brain Anatomy Model • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
Insect X-Ray and Picture Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $20.66 1 $20.66
Mighty Magnets - 22 Piece Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.86 1 $18.86
Addition & Subtraction Dominoes Game Set (56 Dominoes) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.86 1 $18.86
Cross-Section Flower Model • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96
Number Bonds Answer Boards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96
Giant Magnetic Ten-Frame Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96
Math Balance • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96
Wooden Geometric Solids • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.06 1 $17.06
The Beeman and the Honeybee Set (Paperback Book & Life Cycle Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.16 1 $16.16
Jumbo Eyedroppers With Stand • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.26 1 $15.26
Textured Touch and Trace Cards: Numbers • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.39 1 $14.39
Jumbo Test Tubes with Stand • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.36 1 $14.36
Write and Wipe Ten-Frame Mats • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 1 $13.46
Addition and Subtraction Unknown Quantities Flashcards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 1 $13.46
Ten-Frame Foam Dice • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 1 $13.46
Pulleys Discovery Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.56 1 $12.56
Life Cycle Posters (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.66 1 $11.66
20" Attribute Sorting Hoops (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.66 1 $11.66
Ten Frame Dominoes Game (28 Dominoes) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.86 1 $9.86
Unifix(r) Graphing Base • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 1 $8.96
Ten Frame Playing Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.26 1 $6.26

Materials cost

$1,134.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$68.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,250.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$220.59

Total project goal

$1,470.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,470.59

2 Donors

-$1,450.59

Donations toward project cost

-$1,233.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$217.59

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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