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Mrs. McKean from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Snazzy Social STEM Materials Needed

My students need more exposure to STEM activities, social studies landform practice, and dwindling school supplies. WE need a pencil sharpener, landforms match ups and more.

  • $1,075 goal

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My Students

I am an elementary teacher in a large, urban school district in Wisconsin. Currently, 100% of our students receive free lunch. I used to teach in an enrollment controlled program where the number of students was kept at a ratio of 18:1. This year, due to drastic cuts to education, that program is gone and my class size will increase by at least 10 students. We make the best of cooperative grouping and are the students masters at sharing.

My school is an open concept building which means focus is our top priority.

My students come to school excited to see what is planned for the day and look forward to the engaging lessons I have planned. With help from you, my students will have all the resources they need to be scholars.

My Project

My students are inquisitive. They ask STEM related questions everyday. I want to be able to provide them with multiple experiences to quench their thirst for STEM knowledge. We would like a STEM career kit for Grades 2 - 3. My plan is to expose them to multiple careers that the 21st Century learner will be ready for upon completion of school. Students also need to know about the world around them to enhance their global perspective. I want my students to see that the subject of Social Studies is complex with geography activities and to embrace different customs and cultures. To support this work we are requesting write and wipe landform maps, children of the world poster set, and landforms match-ups.

As we are approaching the middle of the school year it's becoming the Hunger games for supplies.

Our pencils are worn down or missing and the sharpener has called it quits so we need replacements! We are also in desperate need of Expo markers to continue our quest to shrink our carbon footprint. These supplies make our classroom function like a fine oiled machine. Please consider donating to our worthwhile project.

Mrs. McKean
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KT9299 - STEM Careers Kit for Grades 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $450.00 1 $450.00
AmazonBasics Wood-cased Pencils - #2 HB - Box of 144 • Amazon Business $9.99 10 $99.90
RA226 - STEM Stories Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $94.50 1 $94.50
HP 61 Black Ink Cartridge (CH561WN), HP 61 Tri-Color Ink Cartirdge (CH562WN), 2 Ink Cartridges (CR259FN) • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12-Count • Amazon Business $7.29 5 $36.45
PP936 - Children of the World Poster Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP558 - STEM Careers Poster Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE818 - Write & Wipe Landform Maps - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
X-ACTO ProX Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $24.87 1 $24.87
HH973 - Landforms Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

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