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Teacher J. from Henrico VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead for Literacy!

My students need access to a diverse selection of fiction and nonfiction books to make our classroom STEAM library.

  • $746 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My "Future Success Stories" range in their ability levels and learning styles. This year I am teaching collaborative classes with a Special Educator. Our students are said to be the low percentile students with specific learning disabilities. 82% of our students are African-American and receive free or reduced-price lunch.

Despite their achievement levels and access to resources, our students are determined and resilient, like their teachers.

They are destined to succeed! Our classroom theme this year is "Greatness Awaits."

My Project

STEAM isn't just about science and math! It can be incorporated into literacy too! What better way to get students engaged in reading than to have them to create or explore based on what they read. For example "The Disappearing Spoon" can lead into students discovering unknown elements or creating a podcast. When the students read "Women of Steel and Stone: 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers," they may be inspired to design their own models of bridges.

The opportunities are endless!

Having a STEAM library allows for critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity within reading like never before.

Teacher J.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mind of My Mind • Amazon Business $15.19 2 $30.38
Afrofuturism • AKJ Education $12.37 2 $24.74
Women of Steel and Stone 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Swap! • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Every Breath We Take • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Florence Nightingale • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Breakthrough How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Giant Squid • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Welcome to Mars Making a Home on the Red Planet • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Green City: How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Secret Subway • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
What Does It Mean To Be An Entrepreneur? • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Wangari Maathai The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Super Gear • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Ada's Ideas • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Red Madness How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
An Unkindness of Ghosts • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Ticktock Banneker's Clock • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Inventor's Secret What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Most Magnificent Thing • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Ben Franklin’s Big Splash • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Whoosh! • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Fearless Flyer • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Emmet’s Storm • AKJ Education $12.00 1 $12.00
Black Panther: Long Live the King (Marvel Premiere Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
A Global Warming Primer • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
Inventions That Could Have Changed the World...But Didn't! • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Electric Arches • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Sister Mine • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
Zahrah the Windseeker • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Steve Jobs • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Genetic Engineering • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $4.85 1 $4.85
Women Who Launched the Computer Age • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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