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Mrs. Busch from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Enhancing Literacy Education Through STEM!

Help me give my students STEM literacy resource tool-kits. By giving my students these materials it will help support their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics abilities!

  • $795 goal

This project expired on November 28, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located in downtown Indianapolis. It has a high percentage of children from low-income families. Being a teacher in a low income and high poverty area, my students come in at a disadvantage and further behind than other students in more affluent communities.

Despite my students' hardships, they constantly remain enthusiastic, curious learners!

They crave a community and love working with their peers.

Each day we come together as a team in a community circle. This is the time when we bond together as a community and take on challenges together. My mission each day is to create an environment where everyone feels safe, respected, loved, and cared for daily.

My Project

These "Fairy Tales", "Folk Tales" and "Famous Inventors" kits will make a difference in my students' learning by allowing them to incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math in our literacy units.

They will be able to work in powerful partnerships to practice experimenting, problem-solving, and adapting to solve the problems for the characters in these stories.

These STEM materials will allow my students to have hands-on experience with the literature they are discovering. These kits will also provide the ability for my students to build resilience amongst each other as they encounter challenges and try and apply new strategies and solutions to solve.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP340X - Famous Inventors Problem Solving STEM Kits • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
PP380X - Folk Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
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

$636.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$675.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$119.21

Total project goal

$794.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$794.75

2 Donors

-$694.75

Donations toward project cost

-$590.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$104.21

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

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$0.00

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