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Mrs. Boscarino from New Britain CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Right Books for STEAM

Help me give my students books to read aloud to kick off STEAM Challenges.

  • $187 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year I will be introducing a STEAM program for​ our school. As a teacher in a low-income, high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. All of our students receive free breakfast and 90% receive free or reduced-price lunch. Most of my students come from low-income homes and the reading gap starts early because of health problems at birth that slow cognitive, social, and emotional development.

The reading gap can widen when kids don’t have access to books, language-rich homes, or high-quality learning experiences.

It continues to widen even more for kids growing up in poverty.

My Project

Most elementary teachers know just how powerful a carefully selected read aloud can be.

Picture books can instantly captivate a squirmy class of first graders, bring wide-eyed wonder to middle elementary, and spark deep and intellectual discussions with upper grades.

One of my favorite ways to use read alouds with my little ones is to use them to kick off STEM Challenges. These books are perfect for “setting the stage” for a challenge by sparking background knowledge and promoting a healthy sense of growth mindset. These books emphasize the power and potentials of creative play and it’s connections to our world.

Mrs. Boscarino
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Wanna New Room • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Dreaming Up A Celebration of Building • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
If I Built a House • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Iggy Peck, Architect • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Rosie Revere, Engineer • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Ada Twist, Scientist • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Perfect Square • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Most Magnificent Thing • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
If I Built a Car • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56

Materials cost

$126.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$158.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.03

Total project goal

$186.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$186.84

2 Donors

-$186.84

Donations toward project cost

-$158.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.03

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$0.00

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