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Ms. Zapolski from Wyoming MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Toolkits for First Graders

My students need STEM manipulative to stimulate their mind. STEM tools provide hands-on fun and are educational.

  • $236 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach first grade to a wonderful group of students! Most of my students come from low-income homes. 40% of my students are learning English. They often go home and teach their families what they are learning at school. These students don't have access to computers, technology and sometimes even books. I am always happy to lend out books for students to read at home. They are so proud to take books home to share with their family. These students work so hard at school and at home. They make tremendous gains each year!

My Project

My students need STEM manipulatives to stimulate their mind. Students do a lot of work all day and sometimes they need a break. STEM tools provide hands-on fun, and are educational. They allow students to be creative. Students can also learn from each other while they try using the tools in different ways. These STEM tools will be used in small groups in the classroom on days where students need to be creative. Group work teaches students to communicate and problem-solve with each other. It allows students to work together towards a common goal. They love when they can have fun with their friends!

Ms. Zapolski
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Engineering Construction Toy Set | 62 PC Gear and Building Block Set That Promotes STEM Learning, Educational Toys for Kids Ages 3, 4, 5+ • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Blocks Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old + | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Activity Game • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
BLAGOO Building Blocks 153 pcs Plastic Sticks Learning Set in Creative Car Case • 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
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 $15.99 1 $15.99
PlayShire Brain Flakes - LARGE 500 + 100 EXTRA Pieces STEM Toy Set. FREE 30+ Designs Idea Book | NON-TOXIC Kids Toy | Educational & Creative Construction / Building Toy | Fun Learning Boys & Girls Toy • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
IQ Challenge Set by GamieUSA - 7 Pcs Kids Educational Toys for 5 Year Olds - Highly Stimulating Brain Teasers - Challenging Mental Exercises for Sharp Young Minds - 100% Child Safe • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95

Materials cost

$167.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$199.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.26

Total project goal

$235.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$235.09

1 Donor

-$117.54

Donations toward project cost

-$99.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.63

match offer

-$117.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$99.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.63

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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