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Mrs. Wallace from Muscle Shoals AL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Training Young Minds To Be STEM Thinkers

My students need Little Bits Code Kit, STEM Science Stations, Ozobot Kits and various other STEM Kits.

  • $1,160 goal

This project expired on July 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergarten technology students are very excited as they come to the technology lab twice a week. They are eager and ready to learn!

We are striving to be a STEM lab where education is active and focused on student-centered learning.

Our school is unique because we are strictly a kindergarten school with thirteen classrooms. We have a total enrollment of around 220 students who range from low to middle-income families. We have a diverse population made up of African-American, Hispanic, White and Indian children. Our school is a Title I school where many of the students receive free or reduced-price lunches. Many of our students do not have access to computers at home. They are anxious to come to school to experience using technology.

My Project

With STEM learning, students address real-life issues through questioning, problem-solving, collaboration, and hands-on activities. In STEM education, teachers guide students through the problem-solving process while allowing the students to drive the lesson. STEM proficient students are able to apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content while developing solutions for real-world problems. According to the STEM Standards of Practice Framework, STEM proficient students are logical thinkers, effective communicators and are technological, scientifically, and mathematically literate.

Elementary students love interactive, hands-on STEM activities.

Kids have a natural interest and curiosity in exploring how things work.

In a student-centered instructional setting where students are presented with open-ended STEM problems, the kids easily jump into the activities, work together, and share ideas with one another. Elementary-age students love doing STEM activities. As a teacher, I want to foster this love at a young age. In order for students to be prepared in fields of math, science and technology, STEM education needs to be a priority long before a child reaches high school age.

As a teacher of a STEM lab, I hope to order STEM Kits like Lakeshore's STEM Science Stations, Deisgn and Play STEAM Kits, Learn to Code Games, Create-A-Chain Reaction Kit, Ozobot Kits, and Little Bits Code Kit to promote critical thinking skills and foster the natural curiosity of kids in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Mrs. Wallace
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 220 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
littleBits Education Code Kit • Amazon Business $299.95 1 $299.95
PP640X - Fairy Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
TT155X - STEM Science Stations - K-Gr. 1 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $145.00 1 $145.00
TT570X - Design & Play STEAM Kits - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Ozobot Bit Extra Bot, Black • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Bit Coding Robot (Blue) • Amazon Business $44.88 1 $44.88
Bit Coding Robot (Blue) • Amazon Business $44.88 1 $44.88
TT760 - Learn to Code File Folder Games - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
PP565 - Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit - Pre K-Gr. 2 - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Scratch Coding Cards: Creative Coding Activities for Kids • Amazon Business $16.96 1 $16.96
DK Workbooks: Coding in Scratch: Games Workbook • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$871.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$71.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$985.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$173.94

Total project goal

$1,159.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,159.62

1 Donor

-$1,159.62

Donations toward project cost

-$985.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$173.94

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$0.00

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