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Mrs. Barbera from Honolulu HI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for the STEM Minds!

Help me give my students books that will help tie literacy and STEM.

  • $538 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are living in the heart of Waikiki, the center of tourism on Oahu, Hawaii. As a Title I school, with 65% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, the need for resources is very high due to school funding. My class is made up of 11 English Language Learners. Most of my students come from Micronesia or Pacific islands. This is usually their first experience in a school setting. Their language might be limited but they have a desire to learn. There are two special education students who are a big part of our class Ohana (family). They bring perseverance to our class.

Students have a strong sense of curiosity about the world, yet their curiosity is limited due to limited supplies.

Most of my students come to school with the desire to learn and achieve their goals. They want to explore the world around them and learn about culture and diversity. Hawaii is a melting pot of culture and traditions. From the moment they come to class, they are excited to learn.

My Project

It is very difficult to keep students engage during reading time. They seem bored and not interested in the lessons that are in our curriculum. I have noticed that it is the opposite of science and STEM. We, unfortunately, don't have as much time to do STEM as we do for reading. This project will combine both literacy and STEM.

Having more project base lessons during reading will help students stay more engaged and interested in the reading lessons.

Students will also be able to retain more information when lessons are more hands-on and minds-on. STEM helps students do much more than just learn, it allows them to have a voice about our reading standards and curriculum.

These books combine both literacy and STEM.

Mrs. Barbera
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Rainbow Fish • Amazon Business $17.06 1 $17.06
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Mitten • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Bear Snores On • Amazon Business $16.15 1 $16.15
Tall Tall Tree • Amazon Business $16.10 1 $16.10
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building • Amazon Business $15.23 1 $15.23
The Rain Came Down • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
The Story of Ferdinand: 75th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
If I Built a Car • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
I Wanna New Room • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
If I Built a House • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
Creepy Carrots! • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Splatter • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Perfect Square • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
The Dot • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
The Wall in the Middle of the Book • Amazon Business $11.46 1 $11.46
Made by Maxine • Amazon Business $11.03 1 $11.03
What To Do With a Box • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
How to Catch an Elf • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
A Color of His Own • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91

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