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Mr. DeMeno from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Makers are Readers!

Help me give my students the books they need to include literacy in the Makerspace!

  • $258 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My elementary school services K-5 students in Philadelphia. The families and neighbors here are close and supportive. Unfortunately, the student population is 100% economically disadvantaged.

We are very proud of our school community.

We are a community of diverse students dedicated to becoming lifelong learners and productive citizens. All of the students here follow the 3 Rs which represent our core beliefs. The students are Respectful, Responsible and Ready.

My students will take full advantage of any generosity given to them. Thank you, for your consideration and time.

My Project

The learners in the makerspace need a classroom library with storybooks, technology tales, and "how to" instructions to help them become stronger readers and better makers.

Literacy is crucial to STEM education.

Help my students become independent readers and makers. In makerspace my students learn to be collaborators, communicators, as well as creative and critical thinkers. The books we are asking for will help my classes make connections between subjects, guide their learning, and spark interest in new materials. Every makerspace needs a library to inspire the makers. These Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math books will go a long way in fostering complete learners!

Mr. DeMeno
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Adventures in Makerspace • Amazon Business $18.96 1 $18.96
Tech Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers (Maker Lab) • Amazon Business $17.29 1 $17.29
Maker Lab: Outdoors: 25 Super Cool Projects • Amazon Business $15.17 1 $15.17
Noah's New Phone: A Story About Using Technology for Good • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Awesome Engineering Activities for Kids: 50+ Exciting STEAM Projects to Design and Build • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Awesome Robotics Projects for Kids: 20 Original STEAM Robots and Circuits to Design and Build • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $10.61 1 $10.61
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Technology Tail: A Digital Footprint Story (Communicate with Confidence) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants: The Questioneers Book #2 • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
A Coding Mission (Adventures in Makerspace) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
A Recycled-Art Mission (Adventures in Makerspace) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49

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