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Mrs. K. from Paterson NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Picture Perfect Science STEM Program

My students need picture-pefect children's books to Inspire STEM Learning and to integrate science and literacy in our 3rd grade classroom.

  • $279 goal

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My Students

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Despite living in a low income/high poverty neighborhood, where drugs and violence are common, I teach 25 of the most wonderful third grade students!

They are hard working and outstanding. They deserve nothing but the best from our public school education system. My students are highly motivated and I inspire them to reach their goals and learn every single day. They come from a diverse background. Eighty percent of my students eat a free healthy breakfast every morning, with the same amount of students receiving free lunch. Most of my students have learned English as their second language. Despite their many social and economic hardships, my students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day.

My Project

For the September 2018 school year, I would love to implement The Picture Perfect STEM Science program into our 3rd grade classroom. This year, I noticed that my 3rd graders were so engaged in STEM activities. Through research and professional development, I came across a program that integrates science and literacy. In order to implement this amazing program, we need to introduce and enhance our classroom library with quality children's books to inspire STEM learning.

My students are so deserving of these books.

The books will help foster the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics into their daily classroom learning through literacy, center play, math and science centers.

Mrs. K.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ipod and Electronics Visionary Tony Fadell • AKJ Education $19.45 1 $19.45
Orion and the Dark • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
One Plastic Bag Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
An Ambush of Tigers • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Timeless Thomas How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Rosie Revere, Engineer • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
If You Hold a Seed • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Inventor's Secret What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Gentleman • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Nefertiti, the Spidernaut • AKJ Education $10.79 1 $10.79
Let's Think About the Power of Advertising • AKJ Education $8.09 1 $8.09
Clink • AKJ Education $6.97 1 $6.97
Space Exploration • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Making Machines With Springs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Seventh Most Important Thing • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How Mountains Are Made • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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