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

STEAM Classroom

My students need basic classroom materials, manipulatives that allow them to create, build, and think critically, and books to inspire them and feed their curiosity of the would around them.

  • $1,517 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege this year to be moving from a grade level classroom into a resource position, teaching STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) that will allow me the opportunity to work with all students in my school. The student population in my school is varied and diverse. They come from a variety of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics--STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives; science is everywhere in the world around us; technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives: STEM + Art = STEAM.

As STEAM services all students, most will not be bringing in school supplies to stock my classroom, and I need materials to better my teaching and planning. I have a lot to learn this year and I am excited for this challenge!

My Project

The materials for this project will give students opportunities to go beyond standardized testing prep and the prescribed pacing guides of their homeroom classrooms. These materials will feed the inquiry-based learning and hands on critical thinking skills that cannot be measured by generic achievement assessments.

These materials will help to implement lessons that foster communication and collaboration through highly engaging and challenging opportunities.

Building a STEAM lab takes time and money. We are already off to a great start and I hope to continue adding to the diverse materials we already have--and start to create a resource library for the classroom!

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This project will reach 600 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lego 10697 Building Large Box Creator XXL, 1500 Pieces • Amazon Business $177.79 1 $177.79
iClever Kids Headphones - Wired Headphones for Kids, Stereo Sound, Adjustable Metal Headband, Foldable & Portable, Untangled Wires, 94dB Volume Limiting - Childrens Headphones Over Ear, Blue • Amazon Business $19.99 8 $159.92
K'NEX Kid Education Classroom Collection Building Set • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
K’NEX 100 Model Building Set – 863 Pieces – Ages 7+ Engineering Educational Toy • Amazon Business $47.78 1 $47.78
Color Swell Washable Markers Bulk Pack 36 Sets 8 Count Vibrant Colors 288 Total Perfect Large Pack for Teachers, Kids and Classrooms • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
Disinfecting Wipes by Clean Cut, Fresh Scent, Value Size 200 Wet Wipes (Pack of 6, 1200 Total Wipes) • Amazon Business $38.94 1 $38.94
Meccano-Erector Junior Advanced Toolbox, 8 Model Building Kit • Amazon Business $37.49 1 $37.49
Getting Started with STEAM: Practical Strategies for the K-8 Classroom • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
No Fear Coding: Computational Thinking Across the K-5 Curriculum • Amazon Business $34.29 1 $34.29
STEAM Makers: Fostering Creativity and Innovation in the Elementary Classroom • Amazon Business $31.30 1 $31.30
The Hubble Cosmos: 25 Years of New Vistas in Space • Amazon Business $27.61 1 $27.61
From STEM to STEAM: Brain-Compatible Strategies and Lessons That Integrate the Arts • Amazon Business $26.60 1 $26.60
Animal Architecture • Amazon Business $25.31 1 $25.31
Westcott School Left and Right Handed Kids Scissors, 5" Blunt, Pack of 24, Assorted • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel • Amazon Business $19.84 1 $19.84
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Float • Amazon Business $17.39 1 $17.39
Raindrops Roll • Amazon Business $16.67 1 $16.67
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
I, Galileo • Amazon Business $15.53 1 $15.53
Island: A Story of the Galápagos • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
This Bridge Will Not Be Gray • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin (Schneider Family Book Awards - Young Children's Book Winner) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Me . . . Jane • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet (Science & Nature) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Infinity and Me (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
YETHAN Pre-sharpened pencils, Pencils Sharpened with eraser top, 2 HB pencil, 12pcs/box, Total:144pcs. • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Germ-X Hand Sanitizer, Original, Pump Bottle, 30 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Charlotte the Scientist Is Squished • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Goodnight iPad: a Parody for the next generation • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Go Figure!: Big Questions About Numbers • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
When a Line Bends . . . A Shape Begins • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Doug Unplugged • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.) • Amazon Business $5.54 1 $5.54
How Much Is a Million? 20th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39

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