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Mrs. Kalma from Porter Ranch CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring STEM Books

Help me give my students books that will help inspire their creativity in science and engineering, as well as social-emotional intelligence.

  • $402 goal

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My Students

I am a kindergarten teacher who teaches 22 curious, enthusiastic students. My students represent a variety of cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. My school gets very little funding from the district, and almost everything for our classroom is funded by kind parents, generous donors, and me.

My amazing students love learning!

They enjoy participating in science, math, writing, reading, engineering, and art activities because they have fun and feel successful. When activities are engaging, hands-on, and meaningful, my students get captivated in learning and everybody wins.

My Project

My students enjoy building engineering projects and participating in science experiments. These hands-on activities are crucial in their learning, and when they are paired with quality literature, it makes learning even more valuable. The books in this project both reinforce STEM concepts as well as the traits and qualities of scientists and engineers.

There are so many wonderful books about children who have the same inspiration and curiosity as my students.

I want to encourage these qualities in my students, and these books will do just that. When my students are able to relate to the characters and see how fun it can be to be a scientist, engineer, or mathematician, it is motivating. They will continue asking questions and making the world a better place.

Mrs. Kalma
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Heidi Heckelbeck Ten-Book Collection: Heidi Heckelbeck Has a Secret; Casts a Spell; and the Cookie Contest; in Disguise; Gets Glasses; and the ... Christmas Surprise; and the Tie-Dyed Bunny • Amazon Business $33.24 1 $33.24
What You Do Matters Boxed Set — Featuring all three New York Times best sellers (What Do You Do With an Idea?, What Do You Do With a Problem?, and What Do You Do With a Chance?) • Amazon Business $28.62 1 $28.62
Seeds and Trees: A children's book about the power of words • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
Scribble Stones • Amazon Business $13.93 1 $13.93
Awesome Engineering Activities for Kids: 50+ Exciting STEAM Projects to Design and Build • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
If I Built a Car • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
If I Built a House • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Maybe: A Story About the Endless Potential in All of Us • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Help Your Dragon Deal With Anxiety: Train Your Dragon To Overcome Anxiety. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids How To Deal With Anxiety, Worry And Fear. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
My Camel Wants To Be a Unicorn: a children's book about empathy and a mopey camel • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
If I Built a School • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
A Little SPOT of Anxiety: A Story About Calming Your Worries • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Anger: A Story About Managing BIG Emotions • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants: The Questioneers Book #2 • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Awesome Science Experiments for Kids: 100+ Fun STEM / STEAM Projects and Why They Work • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Awesome Science Experiments for Kids: 100+ Fun STEM / STEAM Projects and Why They Work • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How to Catch a Unicorn • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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