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Mrs. Bloomer from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read, Inspire, Create, and Relate!

My students need to be inspired by engaging stories in order to create imaginative projects in STEAM.

  • $523 goal

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My Students

Our school is in the middle of a large city, and we have a large low socioeconomic population. We have only been open for three years, so we are still "working out the kinks" and trying to get solid systems in place.

Our STEAM program is one of the foundations of our school, and our students look forward to their time spent in the lab!

Next year, we are boosting our younger students' exposure to these topics due to the increased time in the lab. Not only are they learning crucial content, but they are building soft skills, such as problem-solving, logical reasoning, and collaboration.

My Project

In an age of Twitter and texting, it has become increasingly difficult to garner students' attention through longer texts. I am trying to change that by finding engaging books that we can then tie into the subjects that we focus on in STEAM.

In addition to the students wanting to be inspired, I want to be as well!

Education is an ever-changing realm, and in order to stay current, I have also requested some books that will help me keep my units relevant to current times.

Although Reading is not one of the letters in the acronym of STEAM, I feel that my main goal as an educator is to get students excited about learning. By bringing in interesting stories and new lessons, I will more easily be able to accomplish that.

Mrs. Bloomer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
No Permission Required: Bringing STEAM to Life in K-12 Schools • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
UnCommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids • Amazon Business $29.70 1 $29.70
Hands-On STEAM Explorations for Young Learners: Problem-Based Investigations for Preschool to Second Grade • Amazon Business $27.07 1 $27.07
Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom • Amazon Business $22.65 1 $22.65
The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough • Amazon Business $22.48 1 $22.48
Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom (Hack Learning Series) (Volume 13) • Amazon Business $22.03 1 $22.03
What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers across America • Amazon Business $21.64 1 $21.64
Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at School • Amazon Business $18.50 1 $18.50
How Machines Work: Zoo Break! • Amazon Business $15.40 1 $15.40
Simple Story of the 3 Pigs and the Scientific Wolf • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
If I Built a House • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
On a Magical Do-Nothing Day • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects (Build It Yourself) • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
How to Code a Sandcastle • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
The Little Red Fort • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Project Based Learning Made Simple: 100 Classroom-Ready Activities that Inspire Curiosity, Problem Solving and Self-Guided Discovery for Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Students • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Journey • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Old Tracks, New Tricks • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
Mechanimals • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Mistakes That Worked: The World's Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
If I Built a Car • Amazon Business $7.74 1 $7.74
Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58

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