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Mrs. Wallace from Indianapolis IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Warriors Need Materials!

Help me give my students the materials necessary to implement successful STEM bins in our classroom!

  • $552 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In my classroom, I have 23 students and together we work on building a community within our four walls every single day. We work on building relationships with peers, teachers, and other adults in the building to feel a sense of safety and family. Our school is trauma-informed so this part of our day is very important.

My students are strong, powerful and very capable fourth grade children.

The majority of my students receive free breakfast and lunch and some of them are even given a bag of food to take home on the weekends and over holiday breaks. Some students are in foster care while others live with a single parent. These students have been through some of the hardest experiences anyone could ever have to deal with.

Through all of this, STEM bins would have a great impact on my students. STEM bins would greatly boost their confidence in knowing they can complete a project using their knowledge and creativity. It will also open their eyes to more jobs and careers that maybe they hadn't thought of given their backgrounds.

We would be forever grateful!

My Project

My students are really curious and are constantly using manipulatives to ignite their creativity. STEM materials such as pattern blocks, linking cubes, wooden cubes, play-doh, cups, foam balls and magnetic tile blocks will be used in my classroom to enhance students' knowledge and education of STEM. There will be twenty, pre-made STEM bin choices, each filled with different materials, task cards and writing prompts.

Each student will be able to choose a STEM bin in which they are interested in, and use the STEM process to become an inventor.

By introducing and using STEM bins, I am hoping my students will develop a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics to become critical thinkers and valuable employees in their future careers.

Mrs. Wallace
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock Paper • Amazon Business $6.99 6 $41.94
AmazonBasics Letter Size Sheets Laminating Pouches 9 x 11.5in, 100-pack • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
VELCRO Brand - Sticky Back Hook and Loop Fasteners | Perfect for Home or Office | 3/4in Coins | Pack of 200 | White • Amazon Business $14.44 2 $28.88
hand2mind Blue Plastic Base Ten Blocks, 161-Piece Starter Set • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
PGM Super Clear 3/4 x 300-Inch Tape Dispenser - 9-Pack • Amazon Business $6.53 4 $26.12
HAPISIMI Interlocking Building Blocks Kids STEM Educational Toys - 250 Piece Mega Set of Plastic Interlocking Discs for Preschool, Toddler and School Boys and Girls - Creative & Development Toy • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Plus-Plus BIG - Preschool Construction Building Toy, Open Play Set - 20 Piece - Pastel Color Mix • Amazon Business $12.23 2 $24.46
LEO & FRIENDS 120 Pieces Wooden Construction Building Blocks Set for Kids-Building Planks Set for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
GARUNK Building Bricks 1000 Pieces Set, 1000 Pieces Classic Building Blocks in 11 Colors with Windows and Doors Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Play-Doh Party Bag Dough (15 Count) • Amazon Business $5.97 3 $17.91
Plus-Plus - Construction Building Toy, Open Play Set - 300 Piece - Neon Color Mix • Amazon Business $17.39 1 $17.39
Manve Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Toys, 40 Pcs Preschool Kids Educational Construction Toys Sets • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
PRALB 120PCS Smooth and Round Foam Craft Balls, Polystyrene Foam Ball Makes Large DIY Ornaments, White, 3 Different Sizes(2CM, 2.5CM, 4CM) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Better crafts 6 Inch Jumbo Craft Sticks in Bright Colors - 500 Pack • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
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 $14.98 1 $14.98
hand2mind 1-inch Wooden Color Cubes with Storage Tub (Set of 100) • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
ArtCreativity Domino Game Set - Pack of 12 - Each Domino Set Includes 28 Pieces Per Neon Pink, Yellow, Green and Orange Bags - Great School, Carnival Prizes - Awesome Party Favor - Fun Game for Kids • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Learning Resources Brights Pattern Blocks • Amazon Business $12.62 1 $12.62
[TashiBox] 3 oz white paper bath cups, 200 count (200) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Childcraft Linking Cube Set, 3/4 Inches, Assorted Colors, Set of 100 - 264681 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Caydo 200 Pcs Random Colors Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stem 6 mm x 12 Inch, Smooth Processing at Both Ends, Safe and Humanized Design • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Settings [100 Cups] 3 Oz Clear Plastic Disposable Reusable Cups for Drinking, Bathroom, Rinsing, Tests, Medication, Party, Home, Office, Water, Juice, 1 Pack • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Kitchen's Rainbow, Neon Plastic Drinking Straws; (300-COUNT) Flexible Straws, Fun Drinking Straws • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

Materials cost

$432.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$468.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.74

Total project goal

$551.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$551.59

8 Donors

-$330.53

Donations toward project cost

-$286.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.58

Matching donations from our partners

-$214.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$181.90

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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