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Mrs. Stinson from Waldron AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Integrating Science and Literacy= FUN!

Help me give my students a great set of headphones, instant STEM activities, and science picture books to allow them to see science come alive!

  • $828 goal

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My Students

I teach 20 first grade students in a public school setting. The students live in a rural area and have limited experiences outside the county. More than 80% of students receive free and reduced-price lunches. A lot of our children are being raised by grandparents, aunts, uncles, great-great-grandparents and some are even in foster homes.

Nelson Mandela said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

My students are energetic and enthusiastic about coming to school and learning. Our school is a Community of Learning school which means the students stay together from Kindergarten to fourth grade. It is a great thing because they become like a family. For some of the students,​ school is their safe place.

My Project

These materials will allow my students to experience science through books and hands-on learning. I will integrate literacy and science standards in order to make their learning more memorable and meaningful to them. Our units of study will be the following: patterns and cycles of space systems; sound and light waves; and animal and plant adaptations. We will be able to conduct experiments using the Instant STEM Activities kits in order to pique their interest level about the science topic and promote higher-order thinking skills. For example, when learning about sound waves, I will give my students different objects to try to see what sounds each item makes. I will prompt them with questions such as, "Why do you think the ruler makes a sound, but the feathers do not?" Then, we will read picture books that explain how sound waves travel, and students will be given the opportunity to discuss the properties of sound with their groups. My classroom will benefit from new headphones so they can listen to science books on their Chromebooks.

Mrs. Stinson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elecder i39 Headphones with Microphone Foldable Lightweight Adjustable On Ear Headsets with 3.5mm Jack for iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School Green/Gray • Amazon Business $14.99 20 $299.80
TS697 - Instant STEM Activities - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Jackrabbit McCabe and the Electric Telegraph • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Rosie Revere, Engineer • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Hug Me • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
I See Myself (Vicki Cobb Science Play) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Next Time You See the Moon • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Light: Shadows, Mirrors, and Rainbows (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $7.78 1 $7.78
Are You My Mother? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Oscar and the Moth: A Book About Light and Dark (Start with Science) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Too Much Noise! • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Communication Long Ago and Today • AKJ Education $6.26 1 $6.26
What's That Sound? (Science Solves It! ®) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Desert Animal Adaptations • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
Polar Animal Adaptations • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
Ocean Animal Adaptations • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
Cactus Hotel • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Listening Walk • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Drum City • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Noisy Nora • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Do You Do When Something Wants To Eat You? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Actual Size • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Night In The Country • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Beaks! • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Moon Seems to Change • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
What Makes Day and Night • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Sunshine Makes the Seasons • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me Miniature Edition • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Light Is All Around Us • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Sounds All Around • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
What Can Live in a Desert? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Fireflies • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Jump Into Science: Sun • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
What If You Had Animal Teeth? • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
What If You Had Animal Feet? • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Day Light, Night Light Where Light Comes From • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Big Dipper • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What If You Had Animal Hair? • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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