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Mrs. Menard from Blaine MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Time (and recess fun!)

Help me give my students creative building materials, such as K'NEX, Brain Flakes, and Picasso Tiles, for their STEM time activities!

  • $215 goal

This project expired on December 14, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located in the suburbs of Minneapolis. We are a magnet school for children's engineering. More than 50% of our students come from poverty and over 20 different languages are spoken in the school. We also have high mobility, meaning children move in and out of our school quite frequently. This often leaves large gaps in learning. My classroom is a rainbow of diversity in terms of culture, race, and ability. My students are very active! They love to read and write, and we are all developing a love for problem solving.

My Project

This year I would like my students to have plenty of opportunities to use STEM materials when using the steps of design process. Being new to the school we have very few resources in our classroom to get our brains thinking and creating! Brain Flakes, Mobilo, K'nex, Squigz and Sticky Blocks give students the opportunity to build concrete structures to solve real-life problems.

We want our class to put their thinking into action!

These resources will be a wonderful way for students to demonstrate their understanding of topics and create models to explain how they would solve problems.

Not only can we use this during STEM Time, but we can also use these products during those tough Minnesota winter days when we have indoor recess. Thank you in advance for your generous donations and helping to create a hands-on, problem-solving environment in our class!

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

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mobilo-120 pcs Set • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Kid K’NEX – Budding Builders Building Set – 100 Pieces – Ages 3 and Up – Preschool Educational Toy • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
PicassoTiles PTB120 120pcs Bristle Shape 3D Building Blocks Tiles Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Fat Brain Toys Squigz Limited Edition 18 Piece Set • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95

Materials cost

$149.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$182.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.15

Total project goal

$214.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$214.31

2 Donors

-$214.31

Donations toward project cost

-$182.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.15

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$0.00

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