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Mrs. Coats from Riverside CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sparking Innovation at Home With Family Engagement! Part 2

Help me give my students home STEAM bags full of math and science materials to engage families at home.

  • $569 goal

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My Students

My students are amazing. They come to school prepared to learn and try their best to achieve our high expectations every day.

Our school is located in a low-income area with most students receiving free or reduced-price lunch.

Most of my students have limited resources outside of school, so our school may provide their only chance to experience enriching activities. My goal every year is to create an environment that is warm, safe and welcoming while maintaining a fun, creative learning atmosphere.

My Project

"Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he will eat for a lifetime!" My students are thirsty for STEAM education, and I want provide an opportunity to spark STEAM learning at home.

The STEAM and literacy resources that will go into each STEAM bag will fully support the Next Generation Science Standards for second graders.

Students will ask questions, make observations, and gather information to simple problems that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool. They will also develop simple sketches and or drawings to prove their theories. Each bag will contain a QR Code and written directions that explain the contents of the bag. Each bag will also have a variety of coding, building, designing, literacy, and math tools to be used at home with families.

Many of my students have never thought about a career in STEAM, and I want open their minds to the endless possibilities. Empowering families is the key to making this project successful. Parents will have the opportunity to help with guidance, decision making, prototyping, and troubleshooting. This will help build parent competencies to promote STEAM learning at home. Family Engagement in STEAM education is the key to funneling more students into STEAM careers.

Computer science and math is becoming infused into all areas of our lives. I want to encourage parents of kids who might feel like science isn’t for them to look closely at a hobby or interest of theirs and find the science, technology, engineering, and math involved. This can provide an avenue to higher education and ultimately lead to jobs needed to shape

Mrs. Coats
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG964 - Large Take-Home Backpack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 4 $79.96
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $52.95 1 $52.95
PP565 - Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit - Pre K-Gr. 2 - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 100 Projects | Full Color Project Manual | 30+ Snap Circuit Parts | STEM Educational Toy For Kids 8+ • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Fly Guy Presents Collection 7 Book Set • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Bad Kitty's Complete Purrfect Boxed Set Seven Chapter Books Plus the Bad Kitty Keep Your Paws Off My Journal Journal by Nick Bruel by Nick Bruel (2015-08-02) • Amazon Business $34.20 1 $34.20
Darice 120-Piece Deluxe Art Set – Art Supplies for Drawing, Painting and More in a Plastic Case - Makes a Great Gift for Children and Adults • Amazon Business $10.85 2 $21.70
GG964 - Large Take-Home Backpack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
KAQINU Kids Explorer Kit, 24 PCS Outdoor Adventure Camping Kit & Bug Catcher Kit with Drawstring Bag, Binoculars, Compass, Butterfly Net, Educational Nature Exploration Toys Gift for Boys & Girls • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Melissa & Doug Sketch Pad, Arts & Crafts, Fade-Resistant, Acid-Free White Paper, 50 Sheets, 2-Pack, 9” W x 12” L • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Colorations Garden Shapes Stencils for Kids, 8 inches, Jumbo, Sturdy, Quality, Washable, Paint, Draw, Spray, Classroom, Arts & Crafts, Teacher, Educational • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
ScivoKaval 30 Pcs Painting Stencil Plastic Drawing Spraying Templates for Kids Crafts Washable Template Cute Patterns for School Projects Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
The Drawing Book for Kids: 365 Daily Things to Draw, Step by Step (Woo! Jr. Kids Activities Books) • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Allinone Plastic Ruler Flexible Ruler with inches and metric Measuring Tool 12" and 6" inch (2 pieces) • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

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