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  • $757 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Sterner
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Young Innovators Need Materials for Learning and Exploring.

My students need learning materials to introduce and enforce STEAM learning: problem solving kits, instant learning centers. They then a cart filled with purchased and recycled materials to create art and engineer solutions.

My Students

The children I teach come from a wonderful community that all serve a common goal: to support our kids. We are a truly diverse community serving children of many different races and speaking many different languages. Our students don't always have the opportunities that their more affluent peers may have (trips to the zoo, access to books).

We work hard to create opportunities for them to have everything they will need to thrive as the next generation of thinkers, doers and dreamers.

I know that with the right materials my students can change the world.

My Project

My students are already incredible innovators. Kindergartners are unbounded in their fresh ideas, curiosity and ability to find solutions to problems that an adult would never think of. Earlier this year, my students were tasked with creating shelter. They were given little more than cardboard and free use of any materials within the classroom. One future architect extended his roof so "the rain will fall away from the walls." Many used ziploc bags to allow for light to enter windows while keeping unfriendly elements away. Others created doggy doors and satellites. That's when I knew I had to find them more varied materials to work with.

I want to encourage the inner artist and engineer that coexist within each of my wonderful students.

I want to expand their understanding of both math and science using the teaching materials: the science kits and math centers. Then I want to fill the cart with the art materials, along with any recycled materials we can find or ask parents to donate. I want my students to experience a Maker's Space with the freedom to create whatever they can imagine.

Lastly, I want to have posters of STEM careers as part of our classroom environment. I want them to start dreaming and see different choices their future may hold. Their futures are bright and I want them to have every available opportunity open to them.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE385 - Roll & Store Bin Organizer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
PP630X - Fairy Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
TT281 - Comparing Numbers 1-10 Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT283 - Simple Subtraction Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP558 - STEM Careers Poster Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT958 - Simple Addition Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT211 - 3-D Collage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT282 - Making Ten Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
BA9112 - Pipe Stems - 1,000 Pieces • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.99 1 $18.99
LL156 - Lakeshore Scissors Set - Blunt-Tip • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
BJ2582 - Wiggly Eyes - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC367 - Spangles & Sequins Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
FG639 - Yarn Laces with Tips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
HL125 - Jumbo Colored Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
DW2990 - Jumbo Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.19 1 $2.19

Materials cost

$554.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$50.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$643.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$113.48

Total project goal

$756.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$756.56

1 Donor

-$378.28

Donations toward project cost

-$321.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.74

match offer

-$378.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$321.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Stavros Niarchos Foundation and one other donor.

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