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Mrs. Hettinger from Owego NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Storybook STEM

My students need these STEM Storybooks to use in their Makerspace STEAM Room where they will be using these positive mentor texts that are relevant today for our future leaders to learn about STEAM.

  • $576 goal

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My Students

After being flooded on the first day of school in 2011, we were displaced for 5 years and are now in our new building. We are starting a brand new STEAM Lab/Maker Space and will need a lot of materials for the students to complete several 20% Genius projects. Our Pre-K-2 students will be participating in these projects throughout the year. Our students love to create, research, and make wonderful projects. I wish for the program to be a huge success and most of all for the students enjoy their learning in Science Technology Engineering Agriculture/Art and Math!

My Project

Students will listen to STEM Storybooks - positive mentor texts that are relevant today for our future leaders to learn about STEAM. Then they will choose a correlating challenge project that fosters creativity, innovation, intrinsic motivation and most of all enhanced learning.

Each student will come up with an idea, research it, experiment and build it with items like glitter glue and magnets.

The best way to increase STEAM creativity is to build more, and these science, technology, engineering, agricultural/art and math challenges will provide future leaders the skill sets necessary to thrive.

STEM Storybooks and the challenges are guaranteed to to engage all students and will help enrich their experiences with inventiveness, imagination, innovation and originality!

Mrs. Hettinger
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sargent Art 22-1908 8-Ounce Glitter Glue Assortment, 8-Count • Amazon Business $22.34 1 $22.34
Polar Express 30th anniversary edition • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Fun Express Primary Plush Bears (1 Dozen) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
If I Built a House • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
What Is It? • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
Leaf Man • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
When a Dragon Moves In • Amazon Business $14.38 1 $14.38
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
I Wanna New Room • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Kissing Hand (The Kissing Hand Series) • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
The Easter Egg • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
The Giving Tree • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Press Here • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
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 $9.77 1 $9.77
Gingerbread Christmas • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Dot • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Flexible Magnets 1/2" Round Disc with Adhesive Backing - 250 Pcs • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Small Multi-Use Refrigerator Magnets for Refrigerator, Science, Crafts - Tiny Round Disc, Sliver, 5MM x 2MM, 60 Pcs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $7.90 1 $7.90
Groundhog Day! • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
My Friend Rabbit: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
If I Were President • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Bee Tree • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Big Pumpkin • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth • Amazon Business $6.41 1 $6.41
Snowballs (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Day It Rained Hearts • Amazon Business $6.30 1 $6.30
Animals in Winter (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Room on the Broom • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39

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