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Mrs. Weinacht from Broken Arrow OK is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mistakes Make Meaningful Learning- Practicing Tenacity Thru Stem Style Exploration

Help me give my students an opportunity to inquire, explore, and create new solutions!

  • $888 goal

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My Students

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, I'm Possible!" This inspirational quote from Audrey Hepburn demonstrates the motto in this exceptional classroom. As a diverse learning community, they celebrate what makes each of them special and fosters a sense of wonder. . These innovative world-changers are encouraged to try new things, problem-solve, and be unafraid to make mistakes. By using nonfiction and fictional text that applies and incorporates a stem style approach to education, the youngest learner is given the opportunity to think outside the box. Books focus on perseverance and provide a powerful example of how to embrace a problem. While a task can seem impossible, sometimes it just takes a fresh approach to overcome an obstacle!

The pandemic and the aftermath are leaving an impact on education.

More now than ever, children need safe and engaging ways to think, see, and experience how ordinary people do extraordinary things. Children are watching what happens around them. Why not captivate and motivate this bright future to think, be unafraid of failure, and to experience absolute wonderment at the beauty and magic of learning?

My Project

All children have a natural sense of wonder! Why not harness this inquiry and support children as they safely explore ways to solve problems? This pandemic has been hard on everyone, including our most vulnerable population. The materials in this grant will give students an opportunity to experience tenacity and the feeling of pride when they achieve something they once thought impossible. By using books that focus on real people achieving extraordinary things, students can relate and feel safe to try. They are encouraged and shown it is ok to mess up. The greatest inventors didn't discover their life's work the very first time they tried. It is ok to make mistakes along the way and learn to tackle an obstacle from a different point. By providing a safe space for our youngest learners, we can overcome and make the future a brighter place after Covid!

Mrs. Weinacht
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT155X - STEM Science Stations - K-Gr 1 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
TT570X - Design Play STEAM Kits - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
FS491 - Human X-Rays - Set of 18 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
TT572 - Design Play STEAM Boats Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia • Amazon Business $18.09 1 $18.09
The Astronaut With a Song for the Stars: The Story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa (Amazing Scientists, 4) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge • Amazon Business $17.03 1 $17.03
Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of the Man Behind the Machines • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist (Women in Science Books, Marine Biology for Kids, Shark Gifts) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea: How a Science Project Helps One Family and the Planet (CitizenKid) • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Ada Byron Lovelace & the Thinking Machine • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Everything You Need for a Treehouse: (Children?s Treehouse Book, Story Book for Kids, Nature Book for Kids) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Iggy Peck, Architect (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
Grace for President (Grace Series, 1) • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
Rosie Revere, Engineer (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Margaret and the Moon • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (Volume 1) (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Owl Moon • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (A Big Words Book, 1) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
If I Built a House (If I Built Series) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Human Computer: Mary Jackson, Engineer (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
First Day Jitters (The Jitters Series) • Amazon Business $7.14 1 $7.14
Groundhog Weather School: Fun Facts About Weather and Groundhogs • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wangari's Trees Of Peace: A True Story from Africa • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Invisible String • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Snowflake Bentley • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Last Day Blues (The Jitters Series) • Amazon Business $6.14 1 $6.14

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