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Mrs. Raukar from Keewatin MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tinkers in Need of STEM Materials

Help me give my students materials and kits to tinker and create in our classroom STEM MakerSpace. The littleBits code kit was high on the student wish list.

  • $776 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the privilege of being the teacher of 48 amazing sixth-grade students. My students are broken up into two classes with 24 students in each class. I teach the math and science curriculum, while my wonderful teaching partner covers the English Language Arts and Social Studies. We are part of a small, close knit rural community in Northern Minnesota, but unfortunately many of my students come from low-income households.

My students are passionate about the outdoors and hands-on projects.

My goal is to make learning fun, challenging, and relevant to their interests and lives outside of school. I hope to inspire them to become life-long learners who contribute in a positive way to their community.

My Project

By donating to our project, you will help middle school students bring their ideas and creations to life. They will use the Legos and wooden block sets to build things such as bridges, vehicles, and towering structures of their own design. The coding and marble kits will allow students to practice essential critical thinking and problem solving skills. These products were chosen by the students, and would not be possible without your generosity.

“Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.” – John Dewey, American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer.

The students are already completing blueprint ideas for their creations. They are very excited to begin tinkering and building.

Mrs. Raukar
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
littleBits Education Code Kit • Amazon Business $299.00 1 $299.00
Brain Blox Wooden Building Blocks for Kids - Building Planks Set, STEM Toy for Boys and Girls (300 Pieces) • Amazon Business $54.95 3 $164.85
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 2 $95.98
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 $29.94 2 $59.88

Materials cost

$619.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$659.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$116.30

Total project goal

$775.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$775.31

5 Donors

-$701.76

Donations toward project cost

-$659.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$73.55

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$0.00

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