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Ms. Witherell from Greenfield MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Stories: Take a Look, It's in a Book!

My students need STEM stories to add to our classroom library and inspire 2nd grade STEM activities!

  • $274 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Picture a group of kids who are growing up in homeless housing. That's my room. As one of the few states that guarantee family housing, our shelters are overflowing. The state has purchased temporary apartment housing near our school, and well over half of our population is in our area for a short, undetermined amount of time. With one hundred percent of our student body receiving free breakfast, lunch and snack, school is their safe place.

Despite obstacles that would be too much for many adults, they remain bright, funny, and fun-loving, and they really enjoy the safety and security that school brings.

Our school not only keeps the kids safe, but it's a place where learning comes alive and is so fun!

My Project

I have vivid memories of the year I fell in love with manatees: I was in 5th grade, and there was a book in our classroom library. It had a shiny cover and I poured over it for hours. As an adult, I continue my passion for all things nature, with such a special spot for those creatures I first glimpsed in a book, many years ago.

My wish for my students is to add STEM books to our classroom library so they might also have that very same experience of opening a book, pouring over the pictures and deciding to be a creator, a designer, or engineer and maker.

Technology is ever and quite rapidly changing, making fostering a passion and joy for it just as important as reading and math. Combining STEM and literacy presents an exciting opportunity for the beginnings of what will ultimately be our Makerspace where students can continue to foster a new found love of stem with hands-on experiences.

Ms. Witherell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BK380X - STEM Stories Hardcover Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $105.00 1 $105.00
RA226 - STEM Stories Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $94.50 1 $94.50

Materials cost

$199.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$232.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.03

Total project goal

$273.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$273.52

1 Donor

-$136.76

Donations toward project cost

-$116.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.51

match offer

-$136.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$116.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.51

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$0.00

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