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Ms. Russell from Ruskin FL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Our Future Engineers and Scientists

My students need 12 book titles about Earth Science, 1 teacher edition, 2 telescopes, and 5 binoculars.

  • $527 goal

This project expired on March 23, 2009.

This project expired on March 23, 2009.

"Miss, last night I called my family outside to see the full moon!" I teach first grade in a Title One school where many of our students are from Migrant families. My school is in a high-need community where parents are unable to donate or participate in fundraisers that would provide additional supplies for their children. These children are adorable, well-mannered, and very appreciative.

My students enthusiastic response to a book I read to them about the Solar System was exhilarating. I asked them if they have ever looked through a telescope or binoculars. They wanted to know more and how they could do such things. My school does not have a telescope and the 6 binoculars are shared throughout the entire school of over 1000 students. The children would be so excited to be able to use these scientific instruments and even take turns carrying them home for the family to use.

The book about the Solar System is what sparked the enthusiasm. I would like to provide the children with copies of the books I have chosen to read and take home to share. The icing on the cake would be to send a telescope and binoculars home for a visit too.

Our country is in dire need of more scientists and engineers. Where can we start? Right now in the first grade through holding their interest and delving deeper into learning about the world around us.

Ms. Russell
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spots of Light: A Book about Stars Dana Meachen Rau, Denise Shea (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Hands-On Earth Science Activities For Grades K-6 Marvin N. Tolman Ed.D. • Barnes and Noble $29.65 1 $29.65
Oil Spill! Melvin Berger, Paul Mirocha (Illustrator), Paul Microcha (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Moon Book Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Somewhere in the World Right Now Stacey Schuett, Stacey Schuett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Roller Coaster Marla Frazee, Marla Frazee (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
Curious George Roller Coaster (Curious George Series) Monica Perez, Based On Work by Lazar Saric • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Roller Coasters Robert Coker • Barnes and Noble $5.84 1 $5.84
Sunshine on My Shoulders Based On Work by John Denver, John Denver, Christopher Canyon (Illustrator), Adapted by Christopher Canyon • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer Walt Whitman, Loren Long (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Sheep in a Jeep Nancy Shaw, Margot Apple (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
I Fall Down Vicki Cobb, Julia Gorton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Vega 600™ Telescope • Frey Scientific, Inc. $97.00 1 $97.00
BINOCULARS • ABC School Supply, Inc. $7.95 3 $23.85
Vega 600™ Telescope • School Specialty Inc. $94.99 1 $94.99
School Smart™ Binoculars • School Specialty Inc. $11.99 2 $23.98

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