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

STEAM Class Setup!

My students need oil diffuser, storage box, cinema light box, string lights, unifix cubes, feathers, ribbon, storage shelves, and various books.

  • $1,119 goal

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My Students

I am changing roles and schools this year from classroom teacher to STEAM teacher. I will be able to impact 500 students from Kindergarten to Fifth grade.

As a STEAM/STEM teacher, I am going to be building student's skills in technology, critical thinking, and the design process.

My classroom motto is "Get Smart, Be Kind, and Make Good Choices." We spend the day using our brain power for good - by sharing with each other, playing games, working in small groups, building connections in the classroom, making art, and conducting experiments. I strive to create an environment that is engaging, challenging, nurturing, and relevant to my students' lives. Above all, it needs to be FUN!

My students are from a Title I, suburban school with a 50% poverty rate. Our school is located 20 minutes from a large city and is a diverse community. I strive to give my student's the best because they aim to give me their very best every day.

My Project

I am switching roles from a classroom teacher to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). I need some additions to my room for this new role.

I am asking for functional decorations, STEM books to create a reading nook for inspiration, construction materials, engineering supplies, and storage for the 20 classes who will be coming through my room.

The Lego Wall, posters, lights, and a lightbox will be used for inspiration and construction. The art supplies will be used for construction projects by my students. With MagnaTiles, blocks, and Legos, students can create building models and learn construction techniques. My students love being able to build and explore their creativity! I, also, am asking for art supplies so students can decorate their work

In the reading nook, I have chosen books that encourage diverse engineers - a mix of fiction and how-to books. My students love getting inspiration from books. They are always pointing to cool projects they see in books and are interested in making them, as well. So, I need books that give my students great ideas! Lastly, I need storage for all the projects students will be making. Students will have their work organized by their class and grade. The storage will make sure every project stays together with its class and does not get lost or damaged.

Mrs. Nelson
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 6 Cube Wire Storage Shelves - Black • Amazon Business $29.49 4 $117.96
Peel-and-Stick Baseplates - Self Adhesive Building Brick Plates - Compatible with All Major Brands - 4 Pack - Blue - 10 inch x 10 inch - By Creative QT • Amazon Business $26.95 4 $107.80
Royexe Set of 8 Foldable Fabric Storage Cubes | Features Dual Handles & Large Easy-to-read Label Window with 10 Pre-Cut Label Inserts | Collapsible Cloth Organizer Bins Baskets Containers (Pink) • Amazon Business $25.99 3 $77.97
Unifix Cubes Box of 500 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
STERILITE 19849806 18 Quart/17 Liter Ultra Latch Box, Clear with a White Lid and Black Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Scotch Magic Tape and Refillable Dispenser, Numerous Applications, Engineered for Repairing, Standard Width, 3/4 x 650 Inches, 6-Pack (6122) • Amazon Business $9.80 3 $29.40
LE 33ft 100 LED Dimmable Rope Lights, USB Powered Waterproof Rope Lighting, 8 Lighting Modes/Timer, Indoor Outdoor Ambiance Lighting Ideal for Patio Garden Party Wedding Holiday Decor (Warm White) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
DreambuilderToy 106 PCS Magnetic Tiles Set, STEM Building Block Preschool Educational Construction Kit,3D Magnetic Toys (106 Pieces) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier with Adjustable Mist Mode,Waterless Auto Shut-Off and 7 Color LED Lights Changing for Home Office Baby • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Cinema Light Box with Letters - Vintage Cinematic Light Up Message And Note Sign With 192 Letters, Numbers, Symbols & Emojis - Personalized A4 White LED Lightbox With Extra Long Durable USB Cable • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set - 100 Blocks in 4 Colors and 9 Shapes • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
BLAGOO Building Blocks Smart Construction Set 94 pcs in Fancy Train Case 2in1 • Amazon Business $17.02 1 $17.02
Original Steve Jobs Computer Patent Art Prints - Set of Four Photos (8x10) Unframed - Great Gift for Computer Geeks/Gurus and Tech Support • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
AmazonBasics Foldable Storage Cubes - 6-Pack, Navy • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Tinkering: Kids Learn by Making Stuff (Make) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Minimalist and Simple Design Posters for a Technological Environment - Make Your Work Area a Place for Geniuses with These Innovative Designs - Art Decor with Double Sided Mounting Tape • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Make: Paper Inventions: Machines that Move, Drawings that Light Up, and Wearables and Structures You Can Cut, Fold, and Roll • Amazon Business $15.48 1 $15.48
Code Your Own Adventure (Little Coders) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
ACCO Brass Plated Paper Fastener, 1.25 Inch Length, 100 Fasteners/Box (A7071711) • Amazon Business $4.81 3 $14.43
Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Make: Tech DIY: Easy Electronics Projects for Parents and Kids • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
How to Code a Sandcastle • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Doll-E 1.0 • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
TaoTronics LED String Lights 33 ft with 100 LEDs, Waterproof Decorative Lights for Bedroom, Patio, Parties. UL588 and TUVus Approved (Copper Wire Lights, Warm White) • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
LaRibbons Solid Color Satin Ribbon Asst. #2-10 Colors 3/8" X 5 Yard Each Total 50 Yds Per Package • Amazon Business $5.90 2 $11.80
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Friendship Code #1 (Girls Who Code) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Code Your Own Games!: 20 Games to Create with Scratch • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Coceca 300 Pcs Colorful Feathers for DIY Craft Wedding Home Party Decorations • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
MontoPack Bamboo Wooden Toothpicks |1000-Piece Large Wood Round Toothpicks in Clear Plastic Storage Box | Sturdy Safe Double Sided Party, Appetizer, Olive, Barbecue, Fruit, Teeth Cleaning Toothpicks. • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Caydo 240 Pieces 1 Inch Pom Poms for Hobby Supplies and DIY Creative Crafts Decorations, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $4.56 1 $4.56

Materials cost

$907.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$950.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$167.80

Total project goal

$1,118.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,118.67

1 Donor

-$950.87

Donations toward project cost

-$950.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$167.80

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$0.00

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