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Ms. Romano from Hackensack NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Inspire Us to Tinker, Invent, and Engineer!

My students need books to inspire them to become the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!

  • $362 goal

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My Students

We are a 4th grade classroom in a Title One school in a low-income, diverse community. Despite the many hardships and struggles my students bring with them each day they come to school excited and ready to learn.

Our classroom is full of thinkers and makers!

We are engineers, scientists, artists, mathematicians, musicians, inventors, and creators!

We need books, lot of books, about other inventors and creators to inspire us to tinker and invent! We want to learn about and study the people who paved the way for S.T.E.A.M. to be a part of what we do each day in our classroom!

We would appreciate your support in helping us fill our classroom library with books about innovators and inventors especially women and people of color.

My Project

All of the books we are asking for will inspire young inventors and engineers to solve every day problems. They are also great for STEAM learning and for teaching growth mindset.

STEAM is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!

I am hoping to spark an interest in inventing, or encourage a child's passion that he/she already has with one of these books. We will be hosting an "Invention Convention" to share our inventions with parents and our school community to encourage others to use their imaginations!

Ms. Romano
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Famous STEM Inventors: True stories of famous young inventors with awesome sketching and building activities for kids aged 6-10 years • Amazon Business $16.36 1 $16.36
Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs • Amazon Business $16.35 1 $16.35
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories About Inventions • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Coppernickel, The Invention • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
If I Built a House • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
If I Built a Car • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Anything Is Possible • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
The Almost Impossible Thing • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
Papa's Mechanical Fish • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
100 Inventions That Made History (100 in History) • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Awesome Dawson • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
George Crum and the Saratoga Chip • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Violet the Pilot • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Galimoto (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Everything Inventions (TIME for Kids Book of WHAT) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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