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Ms. Vigil from Katy TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM the World!

Help me give my students STEM opportunities so that they are able to build purposeful life skills.

  • $265 goal

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My Students

I teach 4th grade Math, Science, and Social Studies at a Title 1 school in Katy, TX. We serve a minority population, comprised predominantly of at-risk students. While my students are a unique blend of academic abilities and personalities, we work together to overcome our odds and get the most out of our learning experiences.

My classroom includes students with general-education needs, learning disabilities, monitored students in the English Language Learners program, and students still recovering from all the losses caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Needless to say, the classroom environment and climate that I provide for my students is critical to their success and overall well-being. After suffering through Hurricane Harvey, my students continue to have a passion for learning and overcoming any challenges that come their way.

My Project

It is already challenging enough for 8-to 9-year-olds to be expected to remain seated and silent for about 7 hours a day. Couple that with their personal challenges, and it's a recipe for disaster in the classroom. Most of my students need a physical outlet in order to be able to move their bodies in non-disruptive ways that allow them to focus and stay on task. These STEM opportunities will offer my students a healthy physical outlet that supports student engagement, focus, and motivation.

Ever tried to teach a class with kiddos that struggle to find a purpose in learning or do not feel challenged enough?

With these STEM opportunities, they will be able to dig into their creative mindset to build, invent, and create valuable projects. Students will build a new sense of motivation for learning through these challenging and rigorous projects. My students need STEM options to help them channel their energy in a non-disruptive and positive way!

Ms. Vigil
Grades 3-5
More than half of 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 50 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pidoko Kids Wooden Stacking Building Blocks for Kids - Tumbling Blocks Board Games (48 Pieces) • Amazon Business $11.55 3 $34.65
ThinkFun Domino Maze STEM Toy and Logic Game for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up - Combines The Fun of Dominos with The Challenge of a Puzzle • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
ThinkFun Laser Maze (Class 1) Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Award Winning Game for Kids • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
REMOKING STEM Magic Inductive Robot Toys,Creative Track Puzzle Race Game,Learning and Educational Toys for Boys & Girls 3 Years and Up,Party and Birthday Gifts • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Tons of Fun With Over 20 Awards Won, International Bestseller for Over 20 Years • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
ThinkFun Code Master Programming Logic Game and STEM Toy – Teaches Programming Skills Through Fun Gameplay • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Connect 4 Strategy Board Game for Ages 6 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Learning Advantage The Original Fraction Dominoes - 45 Dominoes - Math Manipulative Game for Kids - Teach Equivalent, Adding and Subtracting Fractions • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Chess/Checkers/Backgammon Set • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09

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