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Mrs. Cartini from Vernon NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.


My students need Building and STEM Resources for afternoon learning centers. Included in this project are several Play-Doh accessories, a storage table, blocks, construction sticks and more.

  • $680 goal

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My Students

My students are active, engaged, amazing 6, 7 and 8 year old children! We spend first and second grade together! They love hands on STEM and STEAM activities. They love to build and put things together. They love to read and write about their creations as well. They love to create and learn through STEM/STEAM all over our classroom in flexible seating throughout our day! They love to have fun while learning and are highly motivated and can be found smiling all day!

My Project

My students will use all of these varied resources. We will use the LEGO base plates for Building Challenges, the Construction Table for a LEGO Free Play Center, the PlayDoh will be used for fine motor improvement and imagination building activities, the different STEM Toys blocks, magnets, straws, shapes, and marble run for STEM/STEAM Activities every afternoon in centers. This will help them with their leadership, critical thinking, building, cooperation, hand eye coordination and socialization skills. It will also help prepare them for success in all other academic areas. We will use Math, Reading and Writing to plan, share and discuss our STEM/STEAM projects that we make in centers each day. We will also use technology to share them with others. I can’t wait to see how my students improve all of their skills through these activities.

Mrs. Cartini
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
UTEX 2 In 1 Kids Construction Play Table with Storage Drawers and Built In Plate (White) • Amazon Business $99.98 1 $99.98
DreambuilderToy Classic Building Base Plates 10" x 10" flat Baseplate - Compatible with All Major Brands (6PC) • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
Edx Education Junior Geostix - Geometric Construction Sticks • Amazon Business $34.40 1 $34.40
DreambuilderToy 120 PCS Creative Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Magnetic Tiles STEM Preschool Educational Construction Kit(120 PC Set) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Learning Resources iTrax Critical Thinking Game, 44 Pieces • Amazon Business $15.79 2 $31.58
Peradix Building Toys 111 PCS Flexible Building Sticks for Kids STEM Learning Toys Set Educational Activity, DIY Gift Soft Bendable Sculpting Sticks Motor Skill Toys Building Blocks with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $27.59 1 $27.59
Learning Resources Dive into Shapes! A"Sea" and Build Geometry Set, 129 Pieces • Amazon Business $27.21 1 $27.21
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Learning Resources Creative Color Cubes, 100 Piece • Amazon Business $23.79 1 $23.79
CMS Magnetics 156 PC Magnetic Building Sets - Magnetic Brain Toy for Kids and Adults - Magnet Toys for All Ages • Amazon Business $23.63 1 $23.63
Learning Resources Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run • Amazon Business $22.57 1 $22.57
Play22 6027 165 Set-Stem Educational Construction Building Kids 3+ Best Toy Blocks Gift for Boys • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game • Amazon Business $19.39 1 $19.39
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Star Flex Create Puzzle-STEM Toys-Brain Building Toy for Kids Educational Alternative to Building Blocks-Safe Kids Material(with Storage Bag) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
AMOSTING Marble Runs Toy Set, Race Track Railway Maze Toys Construction Child Building Blocks Toys with Glass Marbles,105 Pieces Ball Race Game • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Creative Kids Flakes - 600 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Fun, Creative Building - Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic, Ages 3 & Up (tub colors may vary) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
KIDDY DOUGH 24-Piece Tools Dough & Clay Party Pack w/Animal Shapes – Mega Tool Playset Includes 22 Colorful Cutters, Molds, Rollers & Play Accessories + 2 BONUS Surprise Extruders • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Play-Doh Sparkle Compound Collection • Amazon Business $3.69 1 $3.69

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