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Ms. Osborn from Ft Walton Beach FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? STEM Careers

My students need exposure to nonfiction STEM career texts and a nonfiction newsstand to develop a love of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) topics.

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My Students

What do you want to be when you grow up? If you could go back to being 7 or 8 years old, would your answer be different today? I want my students to learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers and realize that they can be ANYTHING when they grow up!

Our classroom is very diverse.

We are a classroom of 18 second graders – 11 girls and 7 boys. We also present a variety of learning styles – including ESE and ELL (English as a Second Language). As children of the “Common Core” era, we have learned to “show our work” and we are very comfortable “explaining our thinking”. Our school is a neighborhood school – our campus is nestled between oaks trees in an old, established neighborhood. We come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many of us are the children of active duty military members, and we deal with frequent and prolonged deployments. Some of us are immigrants from other countries, and we are assimilating into the culture and learning the language. We are a classroom of enthusiastic learners – especially for math and science! We love to work together in pairs and small groups and learn by teaching each other.

My Project

Students will have this STEM careers book set and Non-Fiction Newsstand available at all times in our classroom library. They love to read nonfiction! These books are a wonderful way to introduce the students to nonfiction and the various ways that math, science, and technology are used by professionals every day in the REAL WORLD! As part of a research project, each students will select a STEM-related career. They will research that career and write a report on the specifics (education required, pros and cons of choosing it as a career, etc.). In addition to a written report, students will also present their findings to the class.

Our society is so diverse these days, and it is most evident in our classrooms.

Many of my students have no idea how the math, science, and technology they are learning today can be translated into a career in their adult life. By exposing them to these ideas at an early age, I hope to instill a hope and a drive in them to succeed and be whatever they can dream to be!

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Ms. Osborn
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TS696 - STEM Careers Book Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.50 1 $79.50
FF779 - Nonfiction Newsstand - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99

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