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Ms. Hooker from Mount Airy NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making the Change from STEAM to STREAM!

Help me give my students STEAM read-aloud books and hands-on materials to make connections with literature.

  • $420 goal

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My Students

Our school is nestled in a small town in North Carolina. We are a unique school considering the fact we are a primary school serving kindergarten through second grade. We are a Title I school, but this does not stop our students from learning. Our students are eager to become innovative learners, and we provide many opportunities for all of our students to shine.

Each student brings something special to their class, better well known as their school family.

We consist of a diverse group of students who have different home lives, as well as different experiences. Our school district's motto is "Lead and innovate to serve," and we are setting the foundation for this in our classrooms and in our school.

As an educator, it is my job to prepare my students for the world they will soon be released into. We offer enriching activities throughout the day. Our goal is to reach every child, every day.

My Project

Our students are entering a new school year with new challenges. One new challenge is that students are currently unable to check out books in our library. In my new role as the STEAM teacher and reading interventionist, I am able to take my love for books and love for STEAM and combine them to make STREAM come alive. I am teaching outside the box.

Students become more engaged when they make connections and do hands-on activities.

With these materials, students will be exposed to new literature that relates to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). After reading these books, we will then use different materials to create the perfect follow-up STEAM challenge. Students have to have their own materials to use individually. We are blessed to have materials in our school, but we are in need of a few more to give students more options during their STEAM challenge.

With your help, our students are able to stay engaged in their own learning. They are also able to foster a love for reading! Thank you!

Ms. Hooker
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lightaling Building Bricks Compatible with Lego - 1000 Pieces Bulk Building Blocks in Random Color - Mixed Shape - Includes 2 Figures • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Veatree 150 Pcs Magnetic Building Sticks Blocks Toys, Magnet Educational Toys Magnetic Blocks Sticks Stacking Toys Set for Kids and Adult, Non-Toxic Building Toy 3D Puzzle with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $19.80 2 $39.60
EOOUT Plastic Mesh Zipper Pouch Document Bag, 36pcs Plastic Zip File Folders in 11 Colors, Letter Size/A4 Size, for School Office Supplies, Travel Storage Bags • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
AveryLu 500 PCS Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle, Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, Building Construction Toys A Great STEM Toy • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building • Amazon Business $15.48 1 $15.48
Creative Kids Flakes - 600 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Fun, Creative Building - Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls - Non Toxic, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Iggy Peck, Architect (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
If I Built a House • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
I Wanna New Room • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Perfect Square • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
What To Do With a Box • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
SKITTLES Original Fruity Candy 54-Ounce Party Size Bag • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Lego Parts: #630 Classic Brick Separator (Orange, Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58

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