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Ms. Jefferson from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Brains Grow Like a STEM!

My students need STEM books and manipulatives to explore the world around them and beyond!

  • $408 goal

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My Students

I work in an inner city school where most of my students come from low income households. The neighborhoods where my students are from surround them with poverty and violence and still my students come to school ready to learn. Their little minds are still full of wonder and curiosity and want to explore as much as possible.

My students are creative, thoughtful and full of questions!

They absolutely love hands-on, active, engaging projects and challenges that allow them to think outside the box to find solutions! They come to school each day ready to try new things and take brave chances in order to grow both personally and academically.

My Project

Books related to STEM titles and Magna-tiles will help spark and maintain my students interest in subjects such as engineering and math. Adding Magna-tiles to our math center rotations will allow students to explore hands on making and decomposing shapes as well as beginning their own exploration in magnets.

With these new books and magna tiles, my students will be able to explore counting, building, and reading independently.

The use of Magna-tiles in the classroom offer a new and creative way to introduce my students to STEM through learning. With the magna-tiles they will create, build and decompose using their own independent thinking. The book titles such as "Shape" and "Ten Black Dots" will foster students literacy and math skills. Lastly the books on Growth Mindset such as "The Girl who Never Made Mistakes" will help me as a teacher show them that learning to do anything is possible and mistakes along the way are ok.

Ms. Jefferson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BUILDING TILES CLEAR COLORS SET OF 100 • School Specialty $113.59 1 $113.59
Prehistoric Animals & Life (10 Books) • AKJ Education $53.77 1 $53.77
Animals (8 Books) • AKJ Education $38.79 1 $38.79
SAND KINETIC 5 KG BOX • School Specialty $37.84 1 $37.84
Beautiful Oops! • AKJ Education $14.36 1 $14.36
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Moja Means One Swahili Counting Book • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ten Black Dots • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
When a Line Bends . . . A Shape Begins • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ten, Nine, Eight • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Shape • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61

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