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Mrs. Lightner from McMechen WV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Encouraging Reading Through STEM Across the Grades

Help me give my students some literary STEM items to encourage my struggling readers.

  • $583 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a low income/high poverty area. Most of my students come from broken homes, and many have had drugs impact their lives. My goal is to make school a safe place for them, someplace where they come and know they are safe and where someone has put their best interests first.

I try to create hands-on projects that the students will enjoy.

I find that my students learn best that way. Hands-on projects help to hold my students' interests better and help them focus.

My Project

How do you encourage a struggling reader? Especially when they are an older student and all of the books that they can read are for the younger child. You make it fun for all ages! Please help me get some Fairy Tale STEM and coding bees for my struggling readers.

Students read better when they have lots of practice, and what better way to practice then to be the teacher to younger students.

I want to team up my struggling readers with students in the younger classrooms in my school. My students would visit the classrooms and read the Fairy Tales to small groups of students and complete the STEM activities with them. They would use the coding bee to explain cause and effect or even create and write a story of their own. They can even help the younger students create and write their own stories too!

Through these activities, my struggling readers will get practice reading which will increase their fluency. The younger students will get exposure to more vocabulary and will encourage them to read more. It’s a win for everyone involved!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BT363 - Bee-Bot® Programmable Robot • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 2 $159.98
PP640X - Fairy Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
PP630X - Fairy Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00

Materials cost

$457.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$494.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.33

Total project goal

$582.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$582.18

2 Donors

-$389.00

Donations toward project cost

-$330.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.35

match offer

-$193.18

Match offer toward project cost

-$164.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.98

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$0.00

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