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Ms. McGee from Aiken SC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Thinking Outside the Box

My students need STEAM materials and books to allow for countless creative opportunities.

  • $305 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Kindergarten in a Title I school. My Kindergarteners are active learners who don't always have access to the materials they need. Many of my students do not get the opportunity to use technology at home. I want to give my students as many opportunities as I can. This will enable them to be successful in all that they do. My goal is for each of my students to make significant growth in all subject areas and gain experiences they wouldn't otherwise have.

My Project

STEAM allows for students to think creatively while incorporating purposeful play in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

We need some engineering manipulatives - LEGO brick box, Magformers Vehicle set, Brainplates disc set - and books including If I Built a Car, If I Built a House and more, to help get us started with our STEAM bins.

These manipulatives will help students to visualize concepts like counting, patterns , and measurement and would better promote the experience part of learning. They will also help improve problem solving skills, help develop cause and effect as will as cooperative learning skills. The bins will be used for early finishers and during Literacy and Math stations. Each bin will include various building materials.

These hands-on experiments will help develop their problem solving as well as their critical thinking skills.This will help us to include science, art, and technology in everything we do. STEAM provides so many benefits to all types of learners. With your support my students will be able to master standards and have fun doing it.

Ms. McGee
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magformers Vehicle Wow Set (16-pieces) Magnetic Building Blocks, Educational Magnetic Tiles Kit, Magnetic Construction STEM Toy Set includes wheels • Amazon Business $30.36 1 $30.36
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
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
Elongdi 130 Pieces - Magnetic Building Sticks Building Blocks Set, Magnet Educational Toys Magnetic Blocks Sticks Stacking Toys Set, Non-Toxic Building Toy 3D Puzzle with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
LEGO Classic Quad Pack 66554 Building Kit • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Classic Baseplates | 100% Compatible with All Major Building Brick Brands | Stackable Bases | 12 Tight Fit Base Plates in Rainbow Colors 6" x 6" • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Magformers Basic Set (14-pieces) Magnetic Building Blocks, Educational Magnetic Tiles Kit, Magnetic Construction STEM Toy Set • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
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
If I Built a House • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
What To Do With a Box • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
If I Built a Car • Amazon Business $7.74 1 $7.74

Materials cost

$211.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$259.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.73

Total project goal

$304.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$304.85

1 Donor

-$152.42

Donations toward project cost

-$129.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.86

match offer

-$152.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$129.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.86

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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