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Supporting STEM in Portland Schools

My good friend is a teacher at a title one elementary school next to the college I attended. She just created a donorschoose campaign to raise money for STEM learning materials for her second graders. You can see the details here.

If you haven’t heard of donorschoose, it’s a crowdfunding site focused on raising money for teachers. All projects are verified through the site, and sometimes (like for this project), they match donations.

So if you have five extra dollars to support children learning science, technology, math, engineering, and math, then you’re actually helping them get $10 closer to their goal (as long as you donate before June 1st)!

Thanks for reading, please donate if you like, and if you can’t, think about sharing the link to the donorschoose page.

Thanks!

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Powell’s

So, I went to Portland (Oregon) last weekend, and of course, as any trip to Portland requires, I went to Powell’s. For those of you who don’t know, Powell’s is an amazing new and used bookstore. It takes up a whole city block and is three and a half stories high. The rooms are color-coded and organized by section. The blue room has literature and poetry. The Gold room is science fiction and mysteries. The Rose room has a lot of stuff, but most notably children’s literature. The purple room has a lot of non-fiction- race and gender studies. Travel is in the orange room. Graphic novels are in the room with the cafe (brown).

I can’t go to Powell’s without buying too many books. I think once I went there and only bought one or two. Not this time though. My Powell’s and Portland withdrawal led me to purchase a whole stack even though I already own many books I have yet to read. Guess I just need to dedicate more time to reading.

Here’s the list of books I bought, in case you’re interested Read the rest of this entry