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

Full STEAM Ahead in the Library!

Help me give my students STEM/STEAM materials to help facilitate creativity and learning.

  • $998 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have 425 exceptionally bright students in our K-5 public school who love reading and learning! Our school thrives off of its diversity. Many of our students are English-language learners (15%) and many are from socio-economically disadvantaged households (43%). We appreciate and respect each other, and we work together as a team. Our teachers and staff try to instill value in our students: honesty, justice, determination, perseverance, consideration, and respect -- for others and one's self. Each week, students visit the library with their respective classes for 30-45 minutes. Students can also visit the library during recess to read, relax, or revel in the many educational/recreational activities offered.

My Project

My students need materials to get their STEM/STEAM juices flowing! They love visiting the library to read books and to participate in hands-on, project-based learning, creation, and invention. The library's new MakerSpace program provides students with access to a variety of educational concepts like robotics, physics, coding, electricity, arts and crafts, and more. Unfortunately, we need more high-quality books that showcase the accomplishments of STEM/STEAM superstars and explaining how things actually work. We could also use more building and engineering materials. These items will allow my students to be armed with the critical 21st century skills they need to be the STEM/STEAM superstars of tomorrow. Please support our students. Thank you.

Mrs. Williams
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
100 Piece Essentials Value Set • AKJ Education $35.99 1 $35.99
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science • AKJ Education $13.86 2 $27.72
Under Water, Under Earth • AKJ Education $25.55 1 $25.55
STEM Magnets! Activity Set • AKJ Education $25.54 1 $25.54
The Inventor's Secret What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford • AKJ Education $12.37 2 $24.74
Illuminature • AKJ Education $21.90 1 $21.90
Natural World • AKJ Education $20.43 1 $20.43
Super Cool Tech • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
LeBron James • AKJ Education $17.23 1 $17.23
Life in the Ocean The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
Papa's Mechanical Fish • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
Day of the Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $16.78 1 $16.78
Electric Ben • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Pablo Neruda Poet of the People • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Feathered Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
If You Are a Kaka, You Eat Doo Doo • AKJ Education $16.16 1 $16.16
Cleared for Takeoff • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
Electrical Wizard How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Pendulonium™ STEM Challenge • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Timeless Thomas How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Welcome to Mars Making a Home on the Red Planet • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Older Than Dirt: A Wild But True History Of The Earth • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Charles Darwin's Around-the-World Adventure • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Flying Frogs and Walking Fish • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sewing Stories • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child The Delicious Life of Julia Child • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
My Journey to the Stars • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Imagine That! : How Dr. Seuss Wrote the Cat in the Hat • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Margaret and the Moon • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Animals by the Numbers • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
On a Beam of Light A Story of Albert Einstein • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Marvelous Mattie How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
What Does It Mean To Be An Entrepreneur? • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
Ticktock Banneker's Clock • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Manfish A Story of Jacques Cousteau • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Nina • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Because of an Acorn • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Poet • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
KEVA Brain Builders • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Pablo • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Inventions That Could Have Changed the World...But Didn't! • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91

Materials cost

$739.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$67.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$847.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.63

Total project goal

$997.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$997.51

2 Donors

-$997.51

Donations toward project cost

-$847.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$149.63

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$0.00

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