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Mrs. Alley Chai from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gizmos and Gadgets for the STEM & Literacy Classroom

Help me give my students 10 STEM building materials, 26 chapter books, 6 pictures books, and 10 science, reading, and writing activities.

  • $978 goal

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My Students

Readers. Writers. Mathematicians. Scientists. Artists. Thinkers. Dreamers. All of these words are fitting for my past, current, and future fourth graders. Each one of my kids has big dreams. Some of them want to be writers, others doctors, and still others want to be engineers.

How do my kids attain these dreams?

It all starts right here, right now in our fourth grade classroom. They need materials to begin designing, creating, and engineering with. They need books to engage their minds and intrigue their interest. They need resources to practice and apply their reading, writing, and science skills.

My Project

All of these materials, from the STEM building materials to the picture and chapter books to the reading, writing, and science activities, will help my students become creative, critical thinkers who have a love of learning.

The books will show them that there dreams are possible if they think outside of the box and pique their interest in new genres, ideas, and words.

They will get to read about Roise Revere, the Engineer, Ada Twist, the Scientist, and Iggy Peck, the Architect. The building materials, like Legos, Snowflakes, and Magnetic Blocks will help them show their learning in new and unique ways. The various activities, such as writing prompts and strategy groups, will give them a hands-on and engaging way to apply what they are learning and practice during center time.

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Complete Book Series Special Edition Boxed Set • Amazon Business $61.60 2 $123.20
Monthly Themed ELA Centers {Year Long Bundle} • Teachers Pay Teachers $54.00 1 $54.00
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Sterilite 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $40.03 1 $40.03
DreambuilderToy 120 PCS Creative Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Magnetic Tiles STEM Preschool Educational Construction Kit(120 PC Set) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 2) • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 1) • Amazon Business $25.23 1 $25.23
Reading Puzzles Bundle | 4th and 5th Grade Reading Centers • Teachers Pay Teachers $24.00 1 $24.00
Reading Spinners Centers Bundle | 4th and 5th Grade Reading Centers • Teachers Pay Teachers $24.00 1 $24.00
Snowflake Building Blocks Kids STEM Educational Toys - 250 Piece Mega Set of Plastic Interlocking Discs for Preschool, Toddler and School Boys and Girls - Creative & Development Toy - Feijoa + Pukeko • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
Rocks and Minerals Unit • Teachers Pay Teachers $19.99 1 $19.99
Reading Strategy Groups: Fiction BUNDLE • Teachers Pay Teachers $18.55 1 $18.55
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Learning Resources Plastic Pattern Blocks (Set of 250) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
Writing Prompt Cards Growing Bundle • Teachers Pay Teachers $15.00 1 $15.00
Creative Kids Flakes - 600 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Fun, Creative Building - Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic, Ages 3 & Up (tub colors may vary) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
Bo Toys Deluxe Gears Building Set, Learning Blocks , Spinning Gears, 170 pcs • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Big Bad Ironclad! • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Alcatraz Escape (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7): A World War II Tale of the Doolittle Raid • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #4): A World War I Tale • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Desk Notes Bundle • Teachers Pay Teachers $10.00 1 $10.00
The Underground Abductor (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5): An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Alamo All-Stars (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #6) • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
Reading Strategy Groups: Fluency • Teachers Pay Teachers $8.25 1 $8.25
Reading Activities | Color by Reading Skill Printables • Teachers Pay Teachers $8.00 1 $8.00
The Unbreakable Code (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement • Amazon Business $7.90 1 $7.90
Nakimo 16MM Blank White Dice for Board Games, DIY, Fun, and Teaching, Pack of 50 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories) • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $6.85 1 $6.85
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (I Survived #17) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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