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Mrs. Black from Arlington VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Once Upon a STEAM Fairy Tale

Help me give my students the tools to participate in STEAM activities based on literature, science, and technology.

  • $810 goal

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My Students

Our school is wonderfully diverse. We have students in Pre-k through fifth grade from about thirty two countries. We have a high percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals. Many of the students are second language learners. All of our students are curious learners.

The program is unique in that part of the school is a Montessori Program and the second part is managed with a traditional program.

We want the students to experience a rich learning environment. Our urban suburb community is supportive of each other and looks for ways to offer opportunities to explore, learn new vocabulary, read, calculate, and make inquiries.

My Project

Students love to be engaged in the stories. They love to retell stories using puppets. Our school is transforming itself into a STEAM school with laying the foundation of problem solving at all levels. The materials have activities for the students to identify the problem and then build a solution, such as a house that won't blow down from the Three Little Pigs.

The library will be open before school for the students to explore their fairy tales through retelling or building a solution to the problem held in one of the fairy tales.

Different versions of the fairy tales will be available for the students to read and to check out. Photographs and their projects will be highlighted on the bulletin board next to the library. It is all about learning coming alive.

The Create a Path Magnetic Center allows the student to develop different maze like paths and trying them out with the balls. This could represent different paths Little Red Riding Hood Takes, the path of Hansel and Gretel, the magic carpet path of Aladdin. It is a different way to interpret the storyline using their own thinking.

Mrs. Black
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KT7049 - Fairy Tales STEAM Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $350.00 1 $350.00
PP640X - Fairy Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
LA583 - Stand-Up Magnetic Write & Wipe Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
PP777 - Create-A-Path Magnetic Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

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