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Ms. Alejo from Wasco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAM through Storytelling

My students need STEAM books that encourages them to use the scientific method, celebrates scientists and mathematician, and introduces new concepts such as coding.

  • $509 goal

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My Students

I am a reading intervention teacher who meets with around sixty students (first-eighth) each day on a rotating basis. My students are struggling readers who are reading below grade level. In my class, it is not rare for students to grow in leaps and bounds, increasing their reading level by two or even three grade levels. Some come in with a distaste for reading, but come out loving reading as they become more confident in their reading ability.

They push themselves, eager to learn, improve and excel each time they enter my room.

During my lunch hour, they would knock at my door, asking to be let in so that they can practice their reading. They truly want to excel as students and readers.

My Project

STEAM and literature are not polar opposites. In fact, literature can actually motivate students to be scientists, engineers, artists, or mathematicians. Books like "Rosie Revere, Engineer" and "What Do You Do with a Problem" encourages students to make mistakes and solve problems using their mind and the world around them. Other books like "Roller Coaster" and "Ice Boy" introduces scientific concepts such as force, energy, and states of matter in a fun and engaging way for young STEAMers.

Through these books my students will not need to be afraid of "STEAM" as this difficult and only for "smarter" kids and instead will boosts their confidence as they STEAM ahead.

My students will learn about motion and force and Einstein and art and building bridges and our environment and the scientific method to solve everyday problems. These will make such a big difference in their outlook in what it means to be a scientist or an engineer or a mathematician.

Ms. Alejo
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Newton and Me • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel: Story and Pictures (Sandpiper Books) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Little Red Bat • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Ice Boy • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Roller Coaster • Amazon Business $15.13 1 $15.13
Monkey With a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Doll-E 1.0 • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
How a House Is Built • Amazon Business $14.62 1 $14.62
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
Andrew Henry's Meadow • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Unplugged • Amazon Business $13.23 1 $13.23
Infinity and Me (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Charlotte the Scientist Is Squished • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
A Mighty Fine Time Machine • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
B Is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Move It!: Motion, Forces and You (Primary Physical Science) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
When a Line Bends . . . A Shape Begins • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

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