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Mrs. Palefsky from Washington PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Children Are Our Future

My students need current, up-to-date books about careers in different industries.

  • $605 goal

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My Students

As a child, do you remember being asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" The children I teach have the extraordinary opportunity to succeed in professions that weren't even in existence years ago.

Many of the fifth grade students I teach are not familiar with the gamut of professional opportunities that await.

They are wonderful young learners who deserve enticing, up-to-date books regarding today's professions in various industries. My students need to have the chance to become knowledgeable in careers that are available for them.

My Project

Pennsylvania has newly implemented "Career Education and Work Standards." Among many educational advantages, career education will allow students to begin a career portfolio and gain insight on careers that best "fit" students' individual interests and abilities. Students will learn about the training, the education, and other requirements needed in preparation for the professional career they may one day choose.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has many resources that will be used by my students, but ONE crucial component needed is books about careers.

If the students had a library of various career books in my classroom, research would be within reach.

One book--just one book--about a career may envelope a child's imagination and perhaps change his or her perception about what he or she could become. It would be an honor to have that student come back to me years from now and say, "I read that book in your class about ____________, and because of that, I am who I am today."

Mrs. Palefsky
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 68 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Travel and Tourism Careers • AKJ Education $34.65 1 $34.65
Using Computer Science in High-Tech Health and Wellness Careers • AKJ Education $26.10 1 $26.10
Forensic Psychologist • AKJ Education $22.80 1 $22.80
Carpenter • AKJ Education $21.85 1 $21.85
The Crazy Careers of Video Game Designers • AKJ Education $19.45 1 $19.45
Veterinarian • AKJ Education $16.75 1 $16.75
Psychologist • AKJ Education $16.75 1 $16.75
Military and Elite Forces Officer • AKJ Education $16.75 1 $16.75
Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Math and Money • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Career Ideas for Teens in Health Science • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Career Ideas for Teens in Law And Public Safety • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Music and Dance • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Careers The Graphic Guide to Finding the Perfect Job for You • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Pararescue Jumper • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
Multimedia Artist and Animator • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
Drone Pilot • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
Remote Systems Control Engineer • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
Pet Food Tester • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
Motor Transport Operator • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
Helicopter Crew Chief • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
Information Systems Technician • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
Commercial Fisherman • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
Avionics Technician • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
Petroleum Engineer • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
Find Your Future in Math • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
Find Your Future in Science • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
Aircraft Pilot • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
So, You Want to Be a Coder? • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
So, You Want to Be a Dancer? The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Dance Industry • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Using Math in Construction • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
STEM Careers: Reinventing Robotics • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
STEM Careers: Enhancing Engineering • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Re-Greening the Environment: Careers in Cleanup, Remediation, and Restoration • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Green Ways of Getting Around: Careers in Transportation • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Building Green Places: Careers in Planning, Designing, and Building • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Video Game Developer • AKJ Education $7.67 1 $7.67
The Crazy Careers of Video Game Designers • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56

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