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Mrs. Bennett from King City CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Scientists, Engineers and Artists in the Making

Help me give my students the STEM and STEAM tools needed to explore and learn in our Kindergarten Classroom!

  • $990 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is in a small farming town in the Central Salinas Valley. My students have a lifetime ahead of them to learn and grow as individuals. Even early on in this school year I can see that I have a classroom full of little innovators, investigators and experimenters! I am looking forward to helping them discover all that they can be.

STEM and STEAM projects are our focus!

Kindergarten classes are so busy laying down the educational foundation with the basics such as letters, sounds and numbers that sometimes the sciences and arts are set on the back burner. I would like to change that in our classroom!

I would like to bring out the scientists and artists in each of my wonderful kiddos. This is the time, early in their education, to grab their attention in these subjects and help to build a life long love for the arts and sciences! We are a Title 1 school; therefore I feel it is important to offer as much to these beautiful minds as possible. I have vowed to provide that for these students this year and I am hoping that this project will help with that.

My Project

The materials I have requested will provide my students with the opportunity to explore and learn. Science is all about discovery and my students lack materials and supplies that would enable them to become the artists, engineers and scientists they may not even know that they want to be yet!

When you are five you love to build the tallest block tower in the class, now lets expand on that!

The Tinkertoy's, Playground Engineering & Design STEM Set along with the Lego's will hopefully encourage students to move beyond their tall block towers and build even more imaginative structures. The Magnet set and book will help my kindergartners experiment with push and pull! The wobble chairs will allow some of my students the freedom needed to be more creative with all of these STEM and STEAM projects we are working towards.

There is an artist of some sort in each and every one of us! The smocks and paint brushes will possibly help us discover the next Picasso! The kinetic sand will encourage fine motor growth and who knows, maybe the creator of something comparable to The Statue of David!! All we have to do is encourage our students to use their imagination and let their fingers explore! With your help this may become a reality!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $62.98 3 $188.94
Butterflies in the Classroom Kit (with Prepaid Coupon) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $64.75 1 $64.75
Creative LEGO DUPLO Brick Set by LEGO Education • Amazon Business $62.95 1 $62.95
Frog Development Plastomount • Carolina Biological Supply Company $54.00 1 $54.00
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set (200 Piece) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Bean Germination Plastomount • Carolina Biological Supply Company $45.00 1 $45.00
Learning Resources Super Magnet Lab Kit, 119 Pieces • Amazon Business $32.23 1 $32.23
Learning Resources Primary Science Jumbo Magnifiers with Stand • Amazon Business $30.47 1 $30.47
The One and Only Kinetic Sand, Folding Sand Box with 2lbs of Kinetic Sand • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Resources Playground Engineering & Design STEM Set, 104 Pieces • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Learning Resources Wow & Wonder STEM Science Set, 24 Pieces • Amazon Business $21.97 1 $21.97
Learning Resources Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
Pack of 2 Kids Art Smocks, Children Waterproof Artist Painting Aprons Long Sleeve with 3 Pockets for Age 2-6 Years by Bassion • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Learning Resources Mini GeoSolids • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Crayola Big Paint Brushes (4 Count Round), Great for Kids • Amazon Business $2.59 4 $10.36
Kinetic Sand Sand Tray - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kinetic Sand The One and Only, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The One and Only Kinetic Sand, Beach Day Fun Playset with Castle Molds, Tools, and 12 oz. of Kinetic Sand for Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Push and Pull (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
A Butterfly's Life (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

Materials cost

$718.30

Vendor shipping charges

$16.38

State sales tax

$65.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$841.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.44

Total project goal

$989.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$989.61

11 Donors

-$593.04

Donations toward project cost

-$507.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.96

Matching donations from our partners

-$393.05

Match offers toward project cost

-$334.09

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.96

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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