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Mrs. Edwards from Winterville NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stepping Into the Future With STEM: Hands-On Learning for Kinders

My students need a variety of building materials, pencil boxes for storage, and an easel pad to write or draw about their creations.

  • $206 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have 21 fantastic kindergarten students this year! I have a mixed population of Caucasian, Arabic, Vietnamese, and African American students. Our school is a title one school. 55% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. My students are revved up to learn and have bubbling personalities.

These sweet children have developed a love for discovering their world through hands on experiences.

This year I am striving to support students curiosity through STEM kits that allow students to learn about engineering and much more. Our school is incredibly welcoming and supportive, but there is not always money for extra materials in the classroom.

My Project

My students are young learners full of curiosity with a bright future ahead of them. They love to explore the world around them and find new ways to challenge themselves. Unfortunately school can often lack opportunities for students to channel their creativity into a beneficial task. There is so much emphasis on the standards and lack of time that students often miss opportunities to consistently learn through hands-on experiences. This is where STEM bins come in. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Through hands-on play, my students will learn concepts taught in all of these subjects. In Kindergarten, my students will begin to learn about careers that could take them into their own futures.

STEM allows students to use what they already know about these subjects to practice building and crafting new creations.

Through STEM, students learn how to plan, strategize, build, test, and manipulate. They will earn about gravity, physics, and so much more. I have already purchased a STEM bundle. In the bundle, it has challenges for students. Each student will be given images of buildings, structures, types of transportation, etc. They will be challenged to use the different materials I am requesting in this project to create the structures. Some of the materials they will need are magnetic tiles, Legos, and plank building blocks. The materials will challenge students to use their knowledge of stem and unconventional building materials to create something amazing. Students will also be challenged to write about how their creations can be used and improved. The materials purchased through this project will allow students new opportunities to explore, build, and create. I want my students to know that they have the ability to take ordinary things and make them extraordinary!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storex Pencil Case, 8.38 x 5.63 x 2.5 Inches, Assorted Colors, Box of 20 (STX61605U20C) • Amazon Business $37.89 1 $37.89
Goobi 70 Piece Construction Set with Instruction Booklet | STEM Learning | Assorted Rainbow colors • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
40 PCS Magnetic Tiles Building blocks Toys by DreambuilderToy • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Post-it Tabletop Easel Pad, 20 x 23-Inches, White, 20-Sheets/Pad • Amazon Business $18.72 1 $18.72
LEGO Classic Creative Bricks 10692 Building Blocks, Learning Toy • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Plank Building Block Set - 75pcs with storage bag and build guide • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Poly Foam Craft Sphere Balls, White, 1-Inch (50 Pieces) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Craftwood Wooden Cubes 5/8" 36/Pkg-Colored • Amazon Business $3.51 1 $3.51

Materials cost

$132.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$174.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.87

Total project goal

$205.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$205.79

4 Donors

-$102.46

Donations toward project cost

-$87.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.62

match offer

-$102.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$87.08

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.37

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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