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Mrs. Shaver from Rochester NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Storing STEM 2.0

Help me give my students a library for STEM related materials to check out. This library shelf would set the stage for storage and matched with our seating, we would identify this as a tinker zone.

  • $707 goal

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My Students

Previous to middle school, most of our students have little experience with a library system and we are changing their perspective on our Literacy Room/Little Library. Our students have not had similar opportunities, activities, or experiences that many elementary students get to experience in library programming. We would like to change that in their middle school years!

Our students deserve a functional space to use as a library with reading storage, seating, and flexible work space.

Our school has started to grow a little library in our literacy classroom. We would like to encourage more readership in our 'library' by utilizing our space with unique programming tied to literacy. My students are awesome and diverse, and they deserve the best opportunities to make our community even stronger!

My Project

Our little library is slowly transforming into an environment where students feel safe to explore reading adventures, research people, discuss ideas, solve puzzles, and complete large projects. We would love to create a designated space for students to explore STEAM related projects. The curved shelving will match our Learniture seating from a previous project, to provide a storage space designated for creativity, specifically for tinkering.

We are excited to provide a space for thinkers and tinkerers.

Our school places a strong emphasis on literacy and the sciences. This project is the prefect blend for a Makerspace. Can you imagine students coming to one location to check out books, tinker on the STEM project of the week, and feel comfortable to make friends and discuss ideas and solutions? We can too!! Our students are so excited to see our library transform!

Mrs. Shaver
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Learniture Curved Mobile Shelving/Bookcase, Six Openings, Dark Natural, LNT-AVO3001DM-SO • Amazon Business $562.22 1 $562.22

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