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Mrs. Keske from Traverse City MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Books

My students need STEM books for our classroom library and book boxes!

  • $365 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students walk into my classroom with wonder. They are ready to learn. I want to keep that excitement alive in them. To do that, I need to keep them engaged and wondering. I am a looping teacher and loop with my students from kindergarten to 1st grade.

I teach at a Title I school in Michigan where over 90% percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Many of my students receive backpack food on the weekend. Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They love being in school because they feel safe and loved.

My Project

My students need STEM books for our classroom library and STEM readers to use in their book boxes. The books in the library will be used for read-alouds and for kids to read on their own. Most of the books will be used to do mini-lessons before doing STEM activity or maker space time.

I hope these books will breathe new life into every STEM lesson that we do!

The use of books during mini-lessons is a very powerful tool, and I have found that many students need these books for ideas and to help scaffold what is expected during STEM times. While I do not want to tell students what and how to make things, I do want to give them plenty of ideas of things to make!

Mrs. Keske
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $14.54 1 $14.54
Violet the Pilot • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Flight School • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $13.77 1 $13.77
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Not a Stick • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Going Places • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Not a Box • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
A Box Story • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
What To Do With a Box • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Changes, Changes (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
Goldie Blox Rules the School! (GoldieBlox) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Goldie Blox and the Three Dares (GoldieBlox) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Building a House (Mulberry Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Homes Around the World (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $5.78 1 $5.78
Goldie Blox and the Best! Pet! Ever! (GoldieBlox) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.85 1 $4.85
A Box Can Be Many Things (Rookie Readers) • Amazon Business $4.18 1 $4.18
DK Readers: A Day in a Life of a Builder (Level 1: Beginning to Read) (Jobs People Do series) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
DK Readers L1: Homes Around the World • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Amazing Buildings (DK Readers, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.44 1 $3.44

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