STEM & STEAM in the Library Learning Commons

Funded! This project reached its funding goal on Aug. 29, 2017, 10:22 a.m.

Still needed of $1,496.41 goal
  • My Class Needs STEAM & STEM Kits to become 21st century learners!

    Launched April 18th, 2017 Project Deadline August 31st, 2017
    Classroom Size 265 Students School Size 265 Students

    My Students

    We want to turn our library into more of a STEM and STEAM place! We are doing so already with activities but would like to kick it up a notch with some kits. All students from K - 5 in our school will participate in this and we think giving our students these experiences to problem solve and persevere are skills that will affect their learning in a very positive way.

    How will this project impact them?

    Connecting the disciplines for students opens the door to more meaningful curriculum that is relevant to the century in which they will live. If you have a problem to solve and you go to the Internet, you move seamlessly to and through whatever area can provide the relevant information, regardless of whether it's a math area, a science area, and so on. That's the way 21st-century businesses solve problems, too. Whatever works. So why teach students that science only answers this type of question and mathematics only solves that kind of problem?

    Project Report

    from Ms. Walker

    Wow! The new STEM equipment is being used by all the classes! We have started the year with the STEM equipment as a way to encourage teamwork and collaboration. It worked! Kids were engaged, excited, and working together to solve the problem and the challenges that the STEM equipment provided. We have seen students approach problems that have come up in other subjects using the STEM framework, which we pre-taught before the students began to use the equipment.

  • Where the $1496.41 goes


    Family Engagement Stem Packs-Complete Set

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $264.95 x 1 = $264.95

    Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit - Pre K-Gr. 2 - Master Set

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $149.95 x 2 = $299.90

    Stand-Up Magnetic Design Centre

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $139.95 x 1 = $139.95

    Engineer-A-Coaster Activity Kit

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $84.95 x 1 = $84.95

    Bee-Bot Programmable Robot

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $139.95 x 1 = $139.95
    Shipping & Handling $139.46
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $138.99
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $18.80
    Project cost excluding donation to support $1,271.95
    Optional donation to support *** $224.46
    Project cost including donation to support $1,496.41
    1 donor -$1,496.41
    Still needed $0.00

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the costs of fulfilling the project, including purchasing and coordinating the delivery of classroom resources. This also supports the processing of thank-you cards and pictures from teachers and students to donors, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

    ** Payment Processing Fee: An average of fees charged to MyClassNeeds for processing donations (e.g. credit card payments through a secure server). We have worked hard to select the most secure option for the cost.

    *** Optional Donation to My Class Needs:  An optional donation to support My Class Needs calculated at 15% of your donation. This gift to the charity, which you can opt out of during the donation process, supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. Please note that project resources are not withheld if this amount is not raised.

    Disclaimer: MyClassNeeds (MCN ) is the charitable affiliate of Curriculum Services Canada (CSC). MCN and CSC do not endorse or promote any particular supplier, product, or service requested by the teachers through our online crowdfunding platform. MCN assesses every project to ensure that the requested resources represent the most economical and impactful approach to enriching students’ learning experience.

    MCN will contact the school administrator associated with the specific project and ensure that the administrator has given approval to the project to go ahead and that the resources requested meet the fundraising guidelines within their province, board or district and school.

    MCN will seek competitive prices from various suppliers to ensure the best possible price for the materials and services. Where available, MCN may (at our discretion) suggest lower-cost alternatives that may accomplish the same project goals. Our suggestion of an alternate option is not an endorsement by either MCN or CSC of the supplier, product or service and the final decision on the choice of resource is made by the teacher(s) themselves.

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by Ms. Walker

I have been a classroom teacher for 12 years in the Peel Board. I have qualifications in the Prim/Jr/Int. divisions. I am also a Reading & Computer Specialist. I have one of the best jobs in the world! Recently, I decided to go in the Library as the idea of collaboration and supporting ...

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