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Ms. S.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Laboratory Literacy: A Science and Math Library

My students need quality books that represent a variety of subjects and reinforce the math and science concepts that we are learning.

Help inspire, create, and educate young mathematicians and scientists! I am a second-grade teacher in Texas, teaching in one of the most disadvantaged elementary schools in an inner-city district. Many of the students at my school are living below the poverty line, and to add to the obstacles they already face, many do not speak English as a first language.

My students need a lot of help in all subject areas, and research has shown that integrating the different school subjects and teaching math and science through literature is an extremely effective tool for investing students with varying interests in every lesson. In addition, many students, especially boys, prefer reading non-fiction books about science, math, or social studies, but with the heavy focus on fiction and narrative stories, these needs are not met, resulting in students' increasing dissatisfaction with and disconnection from reading and the school environment as a whole.

Because most of the books available to my students are fictional stories, I am not able to support my students' wide range of interests. With the addition of a math and science library, not only will I be able to integrate my math, science, and reading curricula, but I will also be able to draw in disengaged students who don't want to read the same old fairy tales and narrative stories. The addition of this library will also create added opportunities for cross-curricular projects that combine reading, writing, math, and science skills and ensure that all students are able to succeed in these areas.

Your contribution to a math and science library for my students will ensure that they are able to investigate and explore all of their interests and excel in at least three different areas. You can give my students the kind of classroom environment they deserve, with a library full of books that meet everyone's needs. Your support will help inspire a classroom full of literate scientists and mathematicians!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE130X - Meet the Standards Math Library • Lakeshore Learning $99.50 1 $99.50
BV472 - Math and Literature Resource Book - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning $19.50 1 $19.50
RA471 - Math Literature Collection - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning $72.50 1 $72.50
RE386 - Math Stories Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning $79.50 1 $79.50
RA719 - Science Stories Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning $79.50 1 $79.50
RE211 - Seasons & Nature Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning $79.50 1 $79.50

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This project will reach 20 students.

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