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Mrs. PETERSEN from Fresno CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Use the Force and Pick Up Those LEGOs!

Help me give my students magnets to use during our science lessons and a new storage bag for our LEGOs.

  • $172 goal

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My Students

My students are hungry to learn! They love hands-on activities that explore their creativity. They are ready for anything.

I teach in a very low-income area in California.

Many of the students come from families where one or both of their parents are farmworkers. Many of their parents are not educated but want the best for their children. They are very supportive! The area also contains a lot of kids in situations where there are a lot of mental health issues.

The kids come with a lot of baggage, but the students are great and impressionable. Most have never left the neighborhood, so they are very excited to learn about other places and things. I love this group of kids! They need positive influences in their lives, and I am very excited to be one of those contributors. These kids are smart and need to be shown how to be successful and make learning fun!

My Project

We have been learning about magnets and gravity in our science and language arts curriculum. Students have been dropping things and watching magnets push and pull objects. Unfortunately, I don't have enough magnets for everyone to use, so many have to wait their turn or observe others. Having more magnets would make resources available for all. Repelling and using force with magnets is an exciting thing to play with and learn about for a second grader! Magnets have become one of their favorite things, alongside LEGOs. Our LEGO collection is amazing. We are also asking for a new storage bag to keep everything together.

Magnets for all and new storage for our LEGOs would be amazing additions to our classroom!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 26 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
hand2mind Magnetic Science Kit for Kids 8-12, Kids Science Kit with Fact-Filled Guide, Make Magnets Float and Build a Compass, STEM Toys, 9 Science Experiments • Amazon Business $34.00 1 $34.00
204 Pcs Magnetic Building Sticks Blocks Toys, Magnet Educational Toys Magnetic Blocks Sticks Stacking Toys Set for Kids and Adult, Building Toy 3D Non-Magnetic Balls with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Veatree 160Pcs Magnetic Building Sticks Blocks Toys, Magnet Educational Toys STEM Toys for Kids and Adult, 3D Non-Toxic Building Toy with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
LEEWENYAN Toy Bags for Storage, Organizer Baskets Play Mat for Kids, Playroom Toys Holders for Boys & Girls • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99

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