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Mrs. Maarefi from Tigard OR is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Think, Create, and Collaborate With Hands-on STEM Games!

Help me give my students hands-on STEM games to collaborate and be creative with and help foster a community within my classroom.

  • $552 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school, in a very diverse neighborhood, and my students face many challenges inside and outside of the classroom every day. When they come into my room, I want to foster an environment where they feel safe and are excited and eager to learn, and where I can change their attitudes about school. I foster love, collaboration, community, kindness, and the ability to take chances in my classroom, and my students know this on the very first day.

My fifth graders come prepared, ready to learn, and with smiles on their faces, even when times are hard at home.

They deserve the best from me every day, and I love to encourage my students and show them how important learning is and that they can do anything they set their mind to. If they take advantage of opportunities, work hard, and collaborate, they will succeed. No matter what their background is, I foster a love of learning, and I believe that every single one of them has a bright future ahead doing something they love.

My Project

My students come to school every day at 8:00 am and trickle into my classroom to start the day. I want them to be able to wake up and get ready for learning by doing some STEM-related games in the mornings for 15-20 minutes. This "soft start" to our day will allow my students to not have any anxiety or stress coming into my room, it will allow them to have choices on what they do, collaborate with each other, and do a hands-on engaging activity that gets them ready to learn for the rest of the day.

Hands-on STEM type games and activities will allow my students to collaborate with each other, be creative, think outside of the box, and develop relationships within my classroom.

This "soft start" to our day will set the mood and expectations for the rest of the day and give us a great start so we can really dive into our learning! This project will allow my students to have access to some high-level thinking games, collaboration games, and independent games that they can do quietly while they wake up their brains.

Mrs. Maarefi
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blocks Rock! A STEM Toy and Educational Game for Competitive Structured Block Play, Ages 4 • Amazon Business $53.99 2 $107.98
GLOUE 254 PCS Magnetic Building Blocks Magnets Toys 200-Piece Magnetic Stacking Tiles & 54 Letter Card w/Stickers Deluxe Building Set for Boys & Girls-254 • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Veatree 145 Pieces Magnetic Building Sticks Building Blocks Set, Magnet Educational Toys Magnetic Blocks Sticks Stacking Toys Set for Kids and Adult, Construction Toys 3D Puzzle with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $19.50 2 $39.00
ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award winner • Amazon Business $27.50 1 $27.50
Plus-Plus - Construction Building Toy, Open Play Tube - 240 Piece - Pastel Color Mix • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
PLUS PLUS - Construction Building Toy, Open Play Tube - 240 Piece - Neon Mix • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Bounce Off jeu d'adresse et de stratégie, CBJ83 • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Speed Cube Set,Roxenda Professional 2x2x2 3x3x3 Pyramid Cube Bundle - Easy Turning and Smooth Play - Solid Durable and Stickerless Frosted - Turns Quicker Than Original • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Connect 4 Shots Game • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
GAMELAND Super Jumbo Playing Cards (Humongous 8-1/4" x 11-3/4" Cards) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Blokus Strategy Game • Amazon Business $11.47 1 $11.47
PLUS PLUS - Construction Building Toy - Baseplate Duo • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
SmartGames IQ Puzzler Pro, a Travel Game for Kids and Adults, a Cognitive Skill-Building Brain Game - Brain Teaser for Ages 6 & Up, 120 Challenges in Travel-Friendly Case. • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
SmartGames IQ XOXO, a Travel Game for Kids and Adults, a Cognitive Skill-Building Brain Game - Brain Teaser for Ages 6 & Up, 120 Challenges in Travel-Friendly Case. • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
SmartGames IQ Fit - a fun 3D travel game for ages 7-adult featuring 120 challenges • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
On The Dot Game • Amazon Business $7.37 1 $7.37
SKIP BO Card Game • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Brainwright Cat STAX, The Perfect Puzzle • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Brainwright Dog Pile The Pup Packing Puzzle (48Piece) • Amazon Business $6.16 1 $6.16
UNO Card Game • Amazon Business $5.44 1 $5.44
PlayMonster Spoons - The Game of Card Grabbin' & Spoon Snaggin' • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Phase 10 Card Game Styles May Vary • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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