Naturally Curious, Naturally Inspired

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  • My Class Needs STEM supplies to pique curiosity and inspire creation.

    Launched October 13th, 2017 Project Deadline January 10th, 2018
    Classroom Size 28 Students School Size 160 Students

    My Students

    My class is a highly mixed group of students. They come from a variety of demographic and cultural backgrounds. We explore outdoor education as a continuum of our indoor learning, and we try to recreate the freedom of outdoor exploration even within the classroom walls. Students are encouraged to follow their curiosities and develop interests both within and beyond the curriculum. We have a large tinker space with building materials, tools and lots and lots of glue.

    How will this project impact them?

    The STEM centres we are requesting will provide a semi-structured exploration for students whose curiosities and imaginations are slower to engage. The manipulatives and building supplies will provide even greater material for exploration for those students whose curiosity has surpassed the limits of the materials we have on hand in the classroom. As the new curriculum shifts toward more experiential learning and STEM and hands on activities, providing rich and authentic opportunities for our students becomes more and more important. Our little school is shifting slowly toward more hands on learning, and my students are at the forefront of this journey. They are leading the charge. As I will be teaching the same students next year, I feel that giving them further opportunity to explore STEM and engineering is essential.

  • Where the $1202.84 goes


    Waterway Pipe Builders-Set of 52


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    $61.95 x 1 = $61.95

    Makey Makey™ Classic


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    $69.95 x 1 = $69.95

    Kodo Kids Discovery Ramps


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    $184.95 x 1 = $184.95



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    $69.95 x 1 = $69.95

    Straws & Connectors Class Set - 705 pieces


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    $51.95 x 1 = $51.95

    Magna-Tiles-Class Set


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    $159.95 x 1 = $159.95

    Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit - Gr. 3-5 - Master Set


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    $159.95 x 1 = $159.95

    Nature blocks


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    $99.95 x 1 = $99.95
    Shipping & Handling $0.00
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $103.63
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $15.18
    Project cost excluding donation to support $1,022.41
    Optional donation to support *** $180.43
    Project cost including donation to support $1,202.84
    0 donors -$0.00
    Still needed $1,202.84

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the physical costs of processing teacher and student thank-you letters and pictures, 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: An optional donation to support MyClassNeeds which is calculated at 15% of the project’s price tag. The optional contribution supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. To do that we need a world- class website supported by strong business systems and processes that improve over time.

    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. Chalmers-Couture

I'm an elementary teacher in Surrey, BC. I have worked very hard to create a non-traditional learning environment that honours the differences and strengths of each student that walks through the door. I run an open area classroom, encouraging students to move about, discovering their o...

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