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Mrs. McDermott from Lathrop CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

“STREAMing” to Success

My students need STEAM learning experiences to explore, create, and collaborate.

  • $452 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Creators. Learners. Positive thinkers. Helpers. Friends. These were just a few of the fantastic words my students used to describe themselves. Every day I am astounded and humbled by the excitement, appreciation, and empathy my kids bring into our classroom.

School isn't just about learning how to read, write, or count for these children - it's an escape, a way to express themselves and to be heard.

Our school is located in a low-economic area and lost much needed Title I funds by 0.02% this year. Many of the students are English learners and some have already experience unimaginable hardships. My kids might not always have much in terms of school supplies or books, but despite the wide range of backgrounds my students bring to our room, they all share the same eagerness to learn.

My Project

Our classroom and school-wide focus this year is “STREAMing to Success” as we develop skills in Science, Technology, Reading/writing, Engineering, Art, and Math. While we have a solid foundation with many of these areas, our classroom is lacking much needed supplies to improve our critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative skills through engineering and mathematics.

With these tools, my students will begin each day with a positive, self-led learning experience improving thieir problem solving, critical thinking, and much needed social skills.

The bins will help the students keep all our math and engineering materials organized and easily accessible. By switching from traditional morning work to these hands-on, student-centered Morning Tubs, my students will look forward to coming to school each day. They will have a chance to play and grow, which has been shown to improve academic learning. With your kindness and generosity, we will have no problem “STREAMing to Success” this year.

Mrs. McDermott
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STERILITE Box Clip Medium Clear • Amazon Business $36.35 2 $72.70
STERILITE 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $27.17 2 $54.34
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Building Set, 150 Pieces • Amazon Business $38.63 1 $38.63
Jasonwell 133 Pieces Creative Magnetic Building Blocks Boys Girls Magnetic Tiles Building Set Preschool Educational Construction Kit Magnet Stacking Toys Kids Toddlers Children • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Learning Resources Classpack Geoboards, 7 Inches, Set of 10 • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
Snowflake 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 - Feijoa + Pukeko • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
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
Learning Resources iTrax Critical Thinking Game, 44 Pieces • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
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 $14.99 1 $14.99

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