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Mrs. Borchardt from Lampasas TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Together We Build!

My students need Magz-Bricks, marble run sets, Straw Builders and other items to make learning fun and engaging.

  • $302 goal

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My Students

My students are in a Title I school district. Most kids don't have parents at home that help them with homework or are involved in their learning. I want my students to want to come to school because it is exciting! I would like to incorporate STEAM into my classroom this year. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. It is an opportunity for student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

Crucial to science education is hands-on engagement!

Not just telling, but real experiences.

I would love for my students to have the same opportunities as other students. I truly believe that learning can be so fun and my hope is that these kids will fall in love with school because it is a fun, safe, loving, learning environment for them.

My Project

The materials that I have chosen will give my students a hands-on approach through exploration. STEAM is what I plan on integrating into my classroom this year. STEAM uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math to guide student learning. I am planning to also integrate reading and writing.

Students will engage in experiential learning, problem-solving and embrace collaboration.

With items such as Magz-Bricks, Brain Flakes, Straw Builders, my students will be creative, risk takers and work collaboratively with their peers. The benefits of this type of learning are tremendous for my growing, exploring and experimenting students.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magz-Bricks 60 piece Magnetic Building Set, Magnetic Building Blocks Offered Exclusively by Magz • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Marble Run Sets for Kids, 90 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 32 Glass Marbles, Giant Marble Race Track Game STEM Building Blocks, Educational Construction Toys Marble Maze for Kids 4 5 6 Year Old • Amazon Business $35.95 1 $35.95
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Think Fun 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 $29.14 1 $29.14
Building Blocks, FUNTOK Tube Blocks Set Assembling Toys DIY Pipeline Blocks with Wheels 72 pcs Interlocking Set Construction Building Blocks for Kids • Amazon Business $23.69 1 $23.69
RisingStar Interlocking Building Castle Blocks - Original & Fun Design Building Block Set for Cognitive Development - STEM Toys for Boys and Girls - 300 Pieces • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
500 Pcs Building Blocks Toys, A Creative and Educational 3D Puzzle Game, Interlocking Engineering Connecting Toy Set With a Smile Face Storage Box, Best Gift for Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
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 $12.99 1 $12.99

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