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Mrs. Piscopo from Pace FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Help #FILLEVERYSHELF with STEAMazing Books Part 2

Help me give my students math and science literacy resources and supplies to apply what they learn in the books.

  • $289 goal

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My Students

Innovative, creative, and hardworking are just a few of the words I would use to describe my students. They are the reason I can't wait to get to school every day! They challenge me just as often as I challenge them.

We are a Title I school in rural Florida, and while we don't have Disney World, we do have magic happening in our classrooms every day.

We are also a STEAM Innovate Learning Lab. That is a mouthful, but it describes an amazing change in classroom instruction. In our room, we use collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity throughout our day. The kids are taking ownership of their education and the results are phenomenal. We are thinking about and preparing for our future in third grade.

My Project

My students love to read engaging books. They also LOVE STEAM activities. Why not combine the two? With these texts that explore science and math topics, the kids will not only be reading for the love of reading, but they will also be learning about some amazing people, places, and topics in the STEM fields. In addition, I am requesting resources such as solar bags, test tubes and Insta-Snow to conduct experiments that are listed in the books.

"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or a duty; it should be offered as a gift."~Kate DiCamillo

With technology being the center of the typical child's world, it is hard to get them motivated to read. That is if the reading is going to take them more than thirty seconds. However, if we can get the right books in the hands of children we could create more life-long readers. How do we do this? Find topics children are interested in, and match them to literature. That is my goal with this grant. I want the kids to take these books home to share with their families. Perhaps they want to complete an experiment found in one of the books, or come up with a persuasive argument to convince their family that it is time to take a trip to Disney. There are so many possibilities. With your help, and these books and resources, you can make it happen. Thank you in advance for helping me give my kiddos a love for learning.

Mrs. Piscopo
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Steve Spangler's Baby Soda Bottles with Caps, Test Tubes for Kids, 30 Pack • Amazon Business $31.16 1 $31.16
Steve Spangler Science Sick Science Collection (Windbag Wonders) • Amazon Business $26.64 1 $26.64
Steve Spangler's Solar Bag With Solar Bag String, 25ft Long, 2 Pack • Amazon Business $24.44 1 $24.44
Steve Spangler Science Insta-Snow Powder, 14 oz – Fun Science Kits for Kids, Simple and Safe, Makes Realistic, Fluffy Snow in Seconds, Top Sensory Toys & STEM Activities for Classrooms and Home • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Gamenote Colorful Kids Origami Kit 118 Double Sided Vivid Origami Papers 54 Origami Projects 55 Pages Instructional Origami Book Origami for Kids Adults Beginners Trainning and School Craft Lessons • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Whole-y Cow! Fractions are Fun • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Smithsonian 10-Minute Science Experiments: 50+ quick, easy and awesome projects for kids • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
Her Right Foot (American History Books for Kids, American History for Kids) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Real Science Experiments: 40 Exciting STEAM Activities for Kids • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Fractions in Disguise: A Math Adventure (Charlesbridge Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Winter of the Ice Wizard (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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