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Mrs. Henson from Jonesboro AR is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM: The Art of Tinkering

My students need STEM materials, such as Legos, Makit Woodbuilders, and Magna-Tiles, to allow them opportunities to explore their creativity and practice vital Math and Science skills to prepare them for the real world.

  • $365 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty elementary school, I see the everyday struggles that my students encounter, both in and out of school. I want my students to see that they are capable of so much more than their neighborhood!

I want to give my students the opportunity to be creative, practice appropriate social skills with others, and help them find their full potential as an individual!

I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

I want to give my students an opportunity each day to create and solve real world problem through the use of STEM materials. With my students being from high poverty, they unfortunately do not have opportunities to have hands on experiences. With your donations, these materials will allow my students to have hands on experiences to build, create, and explore!

Doctor Seuss said, "Think left and think right and think low and think high, oh the thinks you can think up if only you try!"

My students will be using legos to create bridges that can hold a car. They will use the STEM kit to explore the science of “how things go” as they conduct investigations, solve problems, and explore early engineering. The Magna tiles will be used to explore architectural design through creating buildings that can withstand certain elements. Students will use the Woodbuilder pieces for their own inventions. It is research proven that children today are struggling to think critically and creatively. I want to give mine the opportunity to think this way everyday so that they will become adults with that mindset. Thank you for considering in investing in these low-income students' future!

Mrs. Henson
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STEM Activity Set Classroom Bundle • Kaplan Early Learning Company $101.96 1 $101.96
LEGO(r) Classic Large Brick Box (10698) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $67.96 1 $67.96
Magna-Tiles(r) 48-Piece Clear Colors Deluxe Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $63.71 1 $63.71
Makit Woodbuilders • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21

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