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Mrs. Szczecinski from Evanston IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Scientists in Special Education

My students need a Storybook STEM activity pack and related books.

  • $294 goal

This project expired on May 19, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a therapeutic day school program, the task of which is to provide emotional support and academic opportunities to children who have been unable to succeed in community school settings due to emotional, learning, and behavioral difficulties. The majority of our students live at a residential children's home and are wards of the state.

Our school runs as a trauma-informed program, aiming to help our students grow from their pasts and learn how to cope in effective ways.

Despite the challenges that our students face, they are incredible children. Their resiliency, love for learning, and curiosity are truly inspiring. I strive to make my classroom a welcoming and safe community and to help my students explore learning and grow into independent and productive citizens.

My Project

My students LOVE hands-on, exploratory learning. What a better way but to engage in STEM activities?

My dream is to transform our Friday afternoons into a STEM Block.

I would love my students to have the opportunity to engage in the Storybook STEM activities created by two teachers who have piloted these lessons across the US. These pre-made lessons infuse literacy into STEM activities by basing the STEM projects around a picture book.

I envision our Friday afternoons becoming super hands-on with a read aloud, brainstorming, and an activity packed with math, science, engineering, and discussions. I would love to see my students becoming deeper problem solvers with these really fun, educational activities.

Mrs. Szczecinski
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 5 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storybook STEM {All Year BUNDLE!} • Teachers Pay Teachers $145.50 1 $145.50
Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map • Amazon Business $13.93 1 $13.93
I Wanna New Room • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Bee Tree • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Friend Rabbit: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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