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Mrs. Tomasello from Santa Clara CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Super STEM for Kindergarten Stars

Help me give my students a light table and STEM bundle to explore hands on STEM activities.

  • $1,034 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Kindergarten students are enthusiastic, curious and eager to explore the world through books and hands-on activities. The majority of my students are eligible for free or reduced lunch and kindergarten is their first experience in school. My students come from diverse backgrounds and their English language levels range from Beginning to Advanced.

My kindergarten students are brimming with excitement when they are learning about science; making observations about the weather, designing ramps for toy cars or learning about the parts of trees.

They look forward to the time we spend learning and then sharing classwork on bulletin boards or in science notebooks. Science time is an important part of our day and provides an opportunity for students to develop a strong foundation in the Next Generation Science standards.

My Project

My Kindergarten students will engage in project based learning lessons and activities that use materials from the STEM center and light box.

Students will explore concepts such as forces and motion by building, designing and creating models using hands-on materials.

Ramps, structures, and containers will be built using the STEM center resources. Students can explore and investigate features of objects while using the light table.

The light table and STEM center resources will be used as a center for students to explore on a daily basis and to increase their knowledge in the areas of math and science.

With these resources, my Kindergarten students will continue to develop their curiosity and knowledge in the foundational skills of math and science. I want to continue to help nurture their enthusiasm and I know a light table would be an awesome addition to our classroom. They will love it!

Mrs. Tomasello
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA350DC - STEM Bundle - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $417.99 1 $417.99
LL526 - Space-Saver Color-Changing Light Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $349.00 1 $349.00

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