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Mrs. Viramontes from Costa Mesa CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Materials for Curious Students!

My students need Scholastic Science Magazines and science books about plants to bring more STEM materials into my classroom.

  • $277 goal

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My Students

I teach in a high-poverty, low performing elementary school. The students at my school all receive free lunch, because they come from families that are low income. Many of them stay after school to get help with homework and attend extra reading support classes. Please don't let this part fool you though. I firmly believe my students are all capable of learning and being successful. I work hard to bring difficult skills and concepts to life for my second language learner students. You see, most of my students are just learning to master the English language. Any opportunity to learn in a visual and interactive way is greatly needed for my students. It is my daily goal to model and instill a love of learning in each of them. I work hard to make learning fun, hands-on and most importantly, interactive! I incorporate technology whenever possible.

My students need more access to science/STEM materials that teach our new standards.

These materials will help me make learning fun and exciting.

My Project

Being second language learners my students do best when learning is hands-on and visual. Scholastic News and Science magazines are amazing. Each student receives there own magazine every week of the school year. Each magazine introduces a new STEM topic or current event that fits my curriculum perfectly. Scholastic Magazines also have a online technology component that enriches student learning. The online access has teacher lesson plans, videos, and hands-on extension activities. The videos will even allow all of us to go on a virtual science field trip together!

My second graders will be so excited to learn about all of the new science discoveries that are happening today, that are not in the science textbook, but in these amazing magazines.

They will also be excited to have there own magazine to read and take home. One of the STEM topics this year is plants. I have an amazing activity that we do to watch and learn about plant growth. To help enhance this unit, I need additional books about plants. The books will be used to support this science unit, but will also be available in the classroom library for all to read.

Mrs. Viramontes
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News, Grade 2 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 32 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grade 2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.75 20 $115.00
RE982 - Growing Things Theme Book Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.50 1 $38.50
Science Spin Grade 2 - 8 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grade 2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $0.99 20 $19.80

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