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  • $590 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Ferris
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Wolves Want Stories for STEM

My students need access to more STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) books such as Motion, The Dandelion Seed, and Lizards for Lunch, in the library.

My Students

Students here are high energy, active hands on learners. In September I watched an impromptu celebration at our Open House. Students dancing with family members and teachers, while listening to Jared Stewart perform on the guitar. Laughter and fun set a wonderful tone for learning.

Our school has the 2nd highest number of homeless students in our district.

This Title I school has 300 students. It is a K-5 neighborhood school. Our diverse low income population qualifies for 100% Free and Reduced Lunches.

We have a high student turn over at our school. Our secretary has processed 252 students in the last month. New kindergartners, new students since original enrollment and the students who have already moved to another school. Even with this high mobility rate, many of our parents will proudly tell you that they attended Washington when they were students.

My Project

These books, such as The Dandelion Seed, Motion, and Lizards for Lunch, will provide our students with STEM knowledge as well as inspiring them to meet challenges. These books will be available for both students and teachers to check out. I will also use them for read alouds during library time.

STEM education is critical to how students learn science.

A solid background in the sciences and critical thinking will give our students the fundamentals to compete in the new economic frontier. Our students will work together learning problem solving skills, and develop into creative critical thinkers.

Our students are resilient. STEM will give students the tools for success. Our students are excitedly exploring Project Lead the Way modules, but the library has limited books to support building their background knowledge. Project Lead The Way is our portal for our students' STEM (science, technology,engineering and math) Success.

The library collection has less than 10% of the recommended 200 books - I chose 39 new books for this project.

These books will build the foundation for further acquisitions to contribute to our students' STEM knowledge.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $22.40 1 $22.40
The Dandelion Seed • Amazon Business $20.05 1 $20.05
Lizards for Lunch: A Roadrunners Tale • Amazon Business $16.94 1 $16.94
How a House Is Built • Amazon Business $16.70 1 $16.70
Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
The Wright Brothers for Kids: How They Invented the Airplane, 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight (For Kids series) • Amazon Business $15.54 1 $15.54
Anna Carries Water • Amazon Business $14.91 1 $14.91
Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
If I Built a Car • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
Little Red Writing • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
A Walk in the Rain with a Brain • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
100 Inventions That Made History • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Rhoda's Rock Hunt • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Mrs. Armitage: Queen of the Road • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: the Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Ada's Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Dem Bones (Avenues) • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
Ice to Steam: Changes in States of Matter (Let's Explore Science) • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
If I Built a House • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
A Warm Winter Tail • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Whisper • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
There Once Was a Sky Full of Stars • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
Scoop, Seesaw, and Raise: A Book About Levers (Amazing Science: Simple Machines) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Human Body Factory • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Listen to Our World • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
As the Crow Flies (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds (Exceptional Nonfiction Titles for Primary Grades) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What Is Pollination? (Big Science Ideas (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
The Grapes Of Math • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Math For All Seasons: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Harriet and the Roller Coaster (Harriet Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Light: Shadows, Mirrors, and Rainbows (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $6.65 1 $6.65
Frozen Wild: How Animals Survive in the Coldest Places on Earth (Slither and Crawl) • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
A Drop of Blood (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
When Charlie McButton Lost Power • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Sun Up, Sun Down: The Story of Day and Night (Science Works) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Solids, Liquids, And Gases (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Seeds, Bees, and Pollen (My Science Library) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74

Materials cost

$464.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$501.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.46

Total project goal

$589.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$589.74

3 Donors

-$379.87

Donations toward project cost

-$322.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.98

match offer

-$209.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$178.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.48

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The DonorsChoose.org Community and 3 other donors.

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