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Mrs. Pirner from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cultivating Creativity & Celebrating Diversity Through STEAM

Help me give my students inclusive materials for science, technology, engineering, art, and math!

  • $597 goal

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My Students

My classroom is a happy and busy group of kindergarteners. Though they are only between the ages of five and six, these students have high aspirations for their futures. They are motivated, completely capable, and love learning.

They like to move, read, play, and love lots of positive attention.

From the moment they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue to question the world around them and become empowered in their own voice to make a difference in the community.

My Project

In the kindergarten classroom, we are constantly working to foster the 4 Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. One of my favorite parts of my job is building my students' knowledge of the world and their part in it through hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities!

I want my students' time at school to be special and filled with exciting and challenging STEAM activities that both challenge and celebrate them.

Using inclusive and diverse books, I want to encourage my students to feel like they can be whatever they want to be. The bilingual books will make all students feel welcome. We can use these books as a foundation to later use the STEAM materials in art lessons, math centers, and science experiments. Students will have the opportunity to explore and become innovators. Lessons can come to life, and students will be able to collaborate to learn through play and discovery.

Mrs. Pirner
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GLUE STICK ELMERS .24 OZ PURPLE PK OF 60 • School Specialty $27.82 2 $55.64
TEN-FRAME FLOOR MAT • School Specialty $41.02 1 $41.02
See-Through Composter • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
PAINT TEMPERA WASH PRANG ASST COLORS PINT SET OF 12 • School Specialty $31.87 1 $31.87
Usborne Phonics Readers - 12 Book Set by Phil Roxbee Cox (30-May-2007) Paperback • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Race to Planet X: Number Bond Game - Math Games for Kindergarten, First Grade - Learn Addition Subtraction with a Super Fun Board Game • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carrexf1o Played the Piano for President Lincoln • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Sulwe • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
71151-1001 - Where is the Frog? - Hardcover • Blick Art Materials $14.95 1 $14.95
Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Carson Dellosa – Sentence Building Literacy Resource with 86 Cards for Language Arts For K, 1st, & 2ND Grade & Ell • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
La luz de Lucxeda (Lucy's Light) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo: Bilingual Spanish-English (Pura Belpre Honor Books - Illustration Honor) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
La oruga muy hambrienta/The Very Hungry Caterpillar: bilingual board book • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Little Night/Nochecita • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My First Bilingual Little Readers: Level A: 25 Reproducible Mini-Books in English and Spanish That Give Kids a Great Start in Reading (Teaching Resources) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
GAME - GO FISH CARDS • School Specialty $6.97 1 $6.97
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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