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Mrs. Tademy-Wells from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Click, Snap and Illuminate! What and How Did That Happen?

My students need Snap Circuits Sound, Snap Circuits Lights and Snap Circuits STEM and Snap Circuits Motion hands on activities.

  • $301 goal

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My Students

I am very grateful to work with such a fantastic group of fourth graders. There are more than six different languages spoken in my classroom alone. These happy, curious and eager students walk into my classroom everyday willing to do their best despite some of the hardships that is happening right outside their front door and in their daily lives.

Our school is an urban public school that services over 800 students from Pre-k to 4th grade.

Our students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds with over 80% of our students receiving free lunch or reduced lunch. Many of our students receive food backpacks each weekend. We offer several clubs and organizations like GirlStart, Sister to Sister, Brother to Brother, Dare to Dream, G.A.P. and Young Leaders of Tomorrow just to name a few. These extracurricular activities promote and encourage academic success as well as foster positive social skills and build meaningful relationships. Our school is also one of the most ethnically diverse schools in the Houston metro area with students who speak a variety of languages. As diverse as our students are economically and culturally, they are diverse in their academics, as well.

My Project

Bomp, Bomp! full STEM ahead! My students would love to have the opportunity to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by designing their own SNAP circuits, motion, and sound projects. Each STEM collection will allow them to construct these projects based "inquiry of how things work". Inquiring about how things work will gradually allow them to build upon their learning thus allowing them to construct more complex projects. Students will learn by trial and error to make their circuit light up, have motion and/or sound while still challenging them. My students will use their inquiry skills to think about their design of various circuits They will use their communication skills as they work with others as co-designers. They will also be risk-takers as they step out of their comfort zone to tackle the challenge of building SNAP circuits.

Hurricane Harvey kept us from school for two weeks, but did not stop our desire to focus on STEM projects!

Your generous donation to our project will improve our STEM classroom by fostering the love of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for all students.

This will change our students' lives for the better because they will be exposed to the love of STEM while having fun at the same time.

Mrs. Tademy-Wells
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 46 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snap Circuit Sound • AKJ Education $62.01 1 $62.01
Snap Circuits Light • AKJ Education $62.01 1 $62.01
Snap Circuits Motion • AKJ Education $62.01 1 $62.01
Snap Circuits STEM • AKJ Education $36.46 1 $36.46

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