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Ms. J. from Sioux Falls SD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STREAM- Science Technology Writing Engineering Art Mechanical

My students need hands on learning. I do many labs and hands on activities to keep them engaged and learning.

  • $547 goal

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My Students

My students are precocious, energetic, and lovable. I teach in a middle school and high school science/ art room to alternative students that are struggling with learning and emotional issues. Our program is for students diagnosed with Autism and/or Anxiety. My students are smart, bright, and very eager to learn most days. We help them with social skills while teaching the core subject area or Science and electives. Our goal is to help them communicate and collaborate with others and think creatively and critically.

My students come from numerous MS and HS in the largest district in the state, I have a full spectrum of students from high needs/ low functioning to high needs/ high functioning.

In our program, we prepare the students so they can join their peers in a regular classroom as much as they are ready. We are always asking "How can we close the achievement gap when students do not have the same material as the regular schools?" Studies indicate that students with disabilities are the lowest performing sub-group in schools. The students in my classroom are students with learning and emotional disabilities so their learning might take longer but they are whizzes.

My Project

All of our students want to learn to develop skills. We have a limited about of hands on things that I have purchased, borrowed, designed, brought in, modified or created. This helps them see the importance of creativitiy and colloboration. With the basic ideas of Science being in everything around us. I tie in numerous hands on activities that can relate. My own lego kits were brought in, but as they progress, they will be able to do group and independent work to build lego robotics and to be able to practice socialization. We will be able to use them in our whole school. The lego mindstorm kit is a great robotic package and I have been trained in it over the summer but did not have the funding for it (YET) The lego sets will play many roles. First and foremost, it will give all students a chance to experience a high level of robotics and computer programing. They can control the movement, the sound, and will see the connection between computer science coding and movement of robotics. This package along with some other art supplies will enhance the environment not only in the classroom, but for the lives of my students.

The Mindstorm lego set will play many roles in the program for the students learning STREAM.

The first and foremost is to give all students with a sensory overload issue the time to work with the robot and design strategies to carry out activities. The kit has the following sensors: rotation, ultrasonic, color/light, gyro, and touch.

Ms. J.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 Robot Kit for Kids • Amazon Business $349.95 1 $349.95
Linktor Chemistry Molecular Model Kit (440 Pieces), Student Or Teacher Set for Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Learning, Motivate Enthusiasm for Learning and Raising Space Imagination • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Professional TDS ppm Meter | Digital Test Pen Combines EC, TDS & Temp (3-in-1) | 0-9999 ppm & ± 2% Accuracy | Quick and Easy Testing For Hydroponics, Ro System, Pool, Aquarium, Spa and Water Hardness • Amazon Business $15.87 1 $15.87
AcuRite 00613 Humidity Monitor with Indoor Thermometer, Digital Hygrometer and Humidity Gauge Indicator • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen 2 Pens Set • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38

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