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Mrs. Chadwell from Bloomington IN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM to Inspire the Mind

My students need castle blocks, NextX building blocks, magnetic building blocks, STEM toys, lap desks, and connecting straws.

  • $684 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first graders attend a Title I school and come from diverse backgrounds. They are very eager to learn and create. They are wonderful kids that deserve a fun, interactive and exciting learning experience.

My students love STEM activities, which is the best way for them to learn.

The activities are engaging and develop turn taking and cooperative play. My students enjoy hands-on, activities that allow them to build, create, engage, and work together. My first graders deserve a fun and challenging learning experience.

My Project

Instead of my students starting the morning with a review worksheet, my students will now be able to create, build, engage, and interact with one another. These activities will entice my students to learn in ways that are fun and help them retain core STEM concepts.

These items will be ready for play when the children enter the room.

The STEM activities will be placed on the students' desks before they enter, so the students can get their minds ready for many other academic tasks. The writing desks will also offer my students the ability to write in any space available in the classroom.

The Rising Star Interlocking Building Castle Blocks,

NextX Building Construction Toy 3D puzzle, Cossy STEM Learning Toy, Engineering Construction Building Blocks,

Elongdi 130 Pieces Magnetic Building Sticks,

EMIDO Building Blocks, KIDS Educational Toy STEM Building Discs, Skoolzy Straws and Connector Building kits,

EMIDO 480 Piece Building Toy Building Block Bars Engineering Set, 163 Piece STEM Toy kit, and Educational Construction Engineering Blocks will be used as moving work, free time, and available when their work is complete.

The Learning Resource Code and GO Robot Mouse Activity Set will also be used as a learning tool during our Hour of Code week!

The Surf Portable Lap Desk/writing table will be used during writing time as an alternative seating choice.

Fluorescent Light Filters will be used to block the fluorescent lights in order to create a calming atmosphere in the classroom.

The Soft Glow Silent Timer and Light will allow students to relax while taking a needed break and gently let them know when return to the group.

Multi Maris Triangles Area Rug will be used during story time, as a comfortable place to sit.

Mrs. Chadwell
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
nuLOOM ECCR17A Multi Maris Triangles Area Rug, 8' x 10', Multicolor • Amazon Business $253.93 1 $253.93
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Navy • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set, 83 Pieces • Amazon Business $37.10 1 $37.10
163 Piece STEM Toys Kit | Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Learning Set for Ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Year Old Boys & Girls by Brickyard | Best Kids Toy | Creative Games & Fun Activities • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $23.56 1 $23.56
Elongdi 130 Pieces - Magnetic Building Sticks Building Blocks Set, Magnet Educational Toys Magnetic Blocks Sticks Stacking Toys Set, Non-Toxic Building Toy 3D Puzzle with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Soft Glow Silent Timer & Light • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
cossy STEM Learning Toy Engineering Construction Building Blocks 198 Pieces Kids Educational Toy for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Year Old (198 Pcs) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Skoolzy Straws and Connectors Building Kits - 200 pc Fine Motor Skills Interlocking STEM Toys Engineering Bulider Set | Building Toys for Boys & Girls with Travel Tote, Preschool Activity eBook • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
RisingStar Interlocking Building Castle Blocks - Original & Fun Design Building Block Set for Cognitive Development - STEM Toys for Boys and Girls - 300 Pieces • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
NextX Building Construction Toy 300 PCS Creative Plastic Engineering Toys 3D Puzzle Toys Educational Building Blocks For Kids • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55

Materials cost

$542.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$581.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.55

Total project goal

$683.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$683.67

1 Donor

-$683.67

Donations toward project cost

-$581.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.55

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$0.00

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