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Mrs. Henao from Miami FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Thinking Begins Early In Kindergarten

Help me give my students Create-a-Chain Reaction STEM Kit, Building Bricks STEM Challenge Kit, Magnetic Write and Wipe Boards and markers, Jumbo Magnetic Math Ten-Frames, Number Line Activity, Pocket Charts, and Resource Cards.

  • $987 goal

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My Students

My class is full of 17 excited, eager, and energetic kindergartners each day. I have 9 girls and 8 boys. Out of my 17 students, I have 3 students with disabilities and 3 English Language Learners. All my students come to me each morning with big bright eyes ready to start the day. Unfortunately, because our school has a number high of low income families, many students don’t have the necessary supplies. Also my students with disabilities and my English Language Learners need special attention so that they leave the day learning the same concepts as the rest of the class. This may not sound like a big deal, but it is especially when the 17 students are all 5 years old and full of energy.

Since many of my students are just starting schooling for the first time ever, there are many simple things that many people might believe that the students should already come to school knowing, but unfortunately don't.

They must be taught and I’m the one to help them begin their journey. It is my goal to help prepare them for first grade and instill a love for learning throughout each day.

My Project

These materials will help my students learn to love learning at an early age. For many of my students this will be the first time they will see these "toys". Many of the items or toys will be utilized in small groups. All items will help students being to understand concepts within Math, Science, Language, and eventually Reading. It may look like my students will only be playing, but in reality they will be learning. The best part is that they won't even realize it. This is really the best way for learning to happen and I can't wait to help them unlock their love for learning all different types of topics and subjects.

Mrs. Henao
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LK297BU - Heavy-Duty Pocket Chart - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 5 $114.95
PP565 - Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit - Pre K-Gr. 2 - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
LL869X - Magnetic Write & Wipe Mini Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 3 $86.97
TT758 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit - Pre K-Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
LC471 - Jumbo Magnetic Ten-Frames - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
DD925 - All About Letters Pocket Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
AA391 - Number Line Math Activity Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LA138 - Write & Wipe Broad-Tip Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LC1198 - Classroom Calendar Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG229 - Giant Magnetic Word of the Day Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP949 - Positional Words Resource Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Velcro 0.75"W x 180"L Sticky Back Hook & Loop Fastener, White, Each (90082) • Staples Advantage $27.99 1 $27.99
Avery HI-LITER The Original Tank Highlighters, Chisel, Assorted Fluorescent, 12/Set (98034) • Staples Advantage $11.29 2 $22.58
Scotch Magic Tape with Desktop Refillable Dispenser, 3/4" x 27.7 yds., 6 Rolls (810KC38) • Staples Advantage $18.49 1 $18.49
Pentel EnerGel RTX Retractable Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Ink, 6/Pack (BL77BP6M) • Staples Advantage $16.29 1 $16.29
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packing Tape with Dispenser, 1.88"W x 22 yds., Clear, 6 Rolls (142-6) • Staples Advantage $15.59 1 $15.59
Scotch Double Sided Tape with Dispenser, Narrow Width, Engineered for Bonding, 1/2" x 7 yds., 3/Pack Caddy (3136) • Staples Advantage $6.49 2 $12.98
VF542 - Picture-Words Flash Cards - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
VF541 - Picture-Words Flash Cards - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99

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