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Mrs. Dotson from Alamo CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Storybook STEM

Help me give my students a Teachers Pay Teachers gift card for STEM units and storybooks to cover essential skills in reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, math, science, and engineering.

  • $599 goal

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My Students

My second-grade students are 7 and 8 years old. They come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, yet they all share the same enthusiasm for learning each day. They are developing their academic and social skills to make them lifelong learners!

Having experienced gaps in learning due to the pandemic, my students are craving hands-on learning experiences to help them collaborate with their peers.

They strive to make sense of their world and desire to feel secure in a structured learning environment.

My Project

Second Graders are inquisitive and active learners who desire opportunities to increase their skills in reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, math, science, and engineering through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning. This project will give students opportunities to explore the world around them through STEM activities from Teachers Pay Teachers in which they will learn through design and play.

By donating to this project, every second-grade student will engage in nine different Storybook STEM units through thematic, monthly read-aloud books that are accompanied by differentiated literacy and math activities and STEM challenges that are aligned with ELA and NGSS standards.

These activities will increase knowledge and help students explore and engage in peer collaboration while learning through a creative process.

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This project will reach 62 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
$100 Gift Card for Educational Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers • Teachers Pay Teachers $100.00 1 $100.00
What To Do With a Box • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Easter Egg • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
When a Dragon Moves In • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Perfect Square • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Leaf Man • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
Ada Twist, Scientist (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
I Wanna New Room • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
Gingerbread Christmas • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
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 $12.19 1 $12.19
You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Giving Tree • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
If I Built a House (If I Built Series) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Basketball Belles: How Stanford, Cal, and One Scrappy Player Put Womens Hoops on the Map • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Bee Tree • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (A Big Words Book, 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
If I Were President • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Friend Rabbit: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Day It Rained Hearts • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
Snowflake Bentley • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Groundhog Day! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Animals in Winter (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Snowballs (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
The Story of Ferdinand • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74

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