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Mrs. Pappas from Merrill MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM + Literacy = Engagement

Help me give my students books and materials to support an integrated STEM and Literacy curriculum.

  • $393 goal

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My Students

My students are enthusiastic third and fourth grade students. They are excited about learning and growing. At the same time, they are beginning to form their social groups and face many questions as they begin to develop their individual character and interests. They are exploring who they are and who they want to be. My students love school and have a great attitude about learning.

My students are​ learning to become more independent and to make choices about how and what they learn.

Many of my students don't have access to rich learning environments at home, so it is incredibly important for me to immerse them in learning in exciting ways during the school day.

My Project

Stem+Literacy=Engagement will provide my students with a variety of books such as Balloons Over Broadway, Whoosh, The Marvelous Thing That Came From a Spring, and others to read and explore. While exploring the reading, students will be given a STEM task that corresponds with the literature we cover. Materials such as straw builders, magnets, Make Do connectors, a ZipSnap, string, Slinky, pipe cleaners, and a variety of recyclable materials will be used to assist the students in designing and engineering processes in order to solve the presented STEM task.

Students will work independently and in groups to solve many real-world problems through the use of the STEM/Literacy units.

These STEM/Literacy kits will be used throughout the year and for many years to come!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STERILITE 17511712 6 Quart Clearview Latch Storage Container with Plum Handles • Amazon Business $7.69 7 $53.83
Omni Wooden Toys Natural Wooden Planks, 100 Piece • Amazon Business $16.98 3 $50.94
Makedo Cardboard Construction Scru Add-On Kit, Includes 40 Reusable Scrus and Bonus Mini-Tool, Perfect for Classroom STEM STEAM Learning and at-Home Play for Kids Age 4+ • Amazon Business $12.50 3 $37.50
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
WORX WX081L ZipSnip Cutting Tool • Amazon Business $28.83 1 $28.83
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
The Original Slinky Brand Metal Slinky 3 Pack • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
300 Pcs Pipe Cleaners - Craft Supplies Chenille Stem by BellaBetty (6 mm x 12 Inch, Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Bullseye Office - Set of 110 Small Round Metal Disc Magnets - Great for Crafts, Science, Hobbies, Homes and Office! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
HAWORTHS 100 PCS Flat Decorative Bottle CaP Craft Bottle Stickers Double Sideds Printed for Hair Bows, DIY Pendants or Craft ScraPbooks Mixed Colors(10colors) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
3pk 1" x 60yd STIKK Blue Painters Tape 14 Day Easy Removal Trim Edge Finishing Masking Tape (.94 in 24MM) (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
200M (218 Yards) 12-Ply Cotton String,Natural White String Bakers Twine,2mm Food Safe Cooking String for Tying Meat Making Sausage DIY Craft or Gift Wrapping • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39

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