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Ms. Albin from Dover FL is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Learning More for My Learners!

I need a variety of resources for my students’ needs, including books on STEM/STEAM, Science, Math, Reading, and Positive Behavior Strategies.

  • $589 goal

This project expired on October 6, 2019.

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My Students

My classroom will consist of anywhere between 40-50 3rd graders, separated into two different classes. The students come from a variety of backgrounds and socioeconomic status. Some parents are able to be involved in school and activities, but most work day jobs, some even two or three. As a departmentalized teacher, I am looking for resources to further my own learning to benefit these students in the areas of math and science. I am excited to dive into a new content area as I have yet to focus only on math and sciences in my career. I need help to better understand and decompose the state and common core standards associated with this grade level and and content areas that I will be facilitating my students to master. I’m looking forward to implementing the STEAM-based activities into the classroom and making science and math more engaging in the classroom!

My Project

This year I have decided to take on a new grade level and a new specific content area. I will not only be a departmentalized teacher of math and science, but also I will be the STEAM Club Sponsor at my school. I feel that I am lacking in the knowledge to do this to the best of my ability and would like to acquire more information on these content areas. These professional development resources will provide teaching opportunities for myself and my new students. The STEAM resources include experiments and projects that we complete during club meetings and the positive behavior materials will give me new and engaging strategies for students to take control of their learning and behaviors. For example, I will be able to learn the basics of STEM/STEAM and how to be design lessons that incorporate these elements. My students will directly benefit from these lessons in the classroom through Science Labs, Notebook Reflections, and group discussions. For math, the workbooks will help me to better break down the standards so I can teach my learners and meet their needs both individually and as a whole group. I also want to help them tackle the rigor of FSA and state testing. With this resources we can maneuver our way through these challenges.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1-5 • Amazon Business $41.05 1 $41.05
The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers • Amazon Business $38.22 1 $38.22
The Common Core Mathematics Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 3-5: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them (Corwin Mathematics Series) • Amazon Business $32.05 1 $32.05
The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading: An Assess-Decide-Guide Framework for Supporting Every Reader • Amazon Business $31.41 1 $31.41
From STEM to STEAM: Brain-Compatible Strategies and Lessons That Integrate the Arts • Amazon Business $29.71 1 $29.71
STEAM Makers: Fostering Creativity and Innovation in the Elementary Classroom • Amazon Business $29.48 1 $29.48
The Common Core Mathematics Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades K-2: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them (Corwin Mathematics Series) • Amazon Business $28.59 1 $28.59
The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers • Amazon Business $23.94 1 $23.94
STEAM Kids: 50+ Science / Technology / Engineering / Art / Math Hands-On Projects for Kids • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
3rd Grade Common Core Math: Daily Practice Workbook - Part I: Multiple Choice | 1000+ Practice Questions and Video Explanations | Argo Brothers • Amazon Business $17.73 1 $17.73
Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Social Studies, Grade 3: Social Studies, Grade 3 • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Guided Reading Teacher's Companion: Prompts, Discussion Starters & Teaching Points • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Introducing MATH! Grade 3 by ArgoPrep: 600+ Practice Questions + Comprehensive Overview of Each Topic + Detailed Video Explanations Included | 3rd Grade Math Workbook • Amazon Business $16.61 1 $16.61
STEAM Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Hands-On Projects for Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
180 Days of Social Studies for Third Grade - Daily Practice Book to Improve 3rd Grade Social Studies Skills - Social Studies Workbook for Kids Ages 7 to 9 • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
3rd Grade Common Core Math: Daily Practice Workbook - Part II: Free Response | 1000+ Practice Questions and Video Explanations | Argo Brothers • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Oh, Yikes!: History's Grossest Wackiest Moments • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Oh, Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Oh, Ick!: 114 Science Experiments Guaranteed to Gross You Out! • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
Math Minutes, 3rd Grade (CTP 2585) (One Hundred Minutes to Better Basic Skills) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids: (and the rest of your class, too!) • Amazon Business $7.46 1 $7.46

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