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Mrs. Pamela Gaeding from Chicago IL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

1st Grade Adventures Await in Space!

Help me give my students books, models, and more to explore space and the Solar System!

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Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

My first grade class is full of 22 fun-loving kids who are full of energy. The students are an amazing group of kiddos from the Chicagoland area. They are excited about school and learning. They are a mix of 6 and 7 year-olds who are loving their adventure in school.

Our students are eager and excited to learn and try new things on a daily basis.

They are on their way to becoming lifelong lovers of learning. They attend a Chicago public school. We are one of the many low-income schools where a majority of our students receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch.

My Project

Our new unit takes us to the great unknown-Space! We are asking for books, models and more to start our exploration of the Sun, Moon and Space!

With these science model kits, solar system stress balls, solar system t-shirt, and the books, my students can explore hands-on science through visual learning.

This allow my students to touch, experiment, and use their critical thinking skills to enhanced their learning. With these items, I will continue to teach them the scientific method of observation, asking questions, forming a hypothesis, drawing conclusion, and testing results of their predictions.

With the hands-on materials my students will be be able to experience our universe and solar system. The solar system model will give them a visual of what they can explore in space. My students are fascinated by STEM and space, and I look forward to giving them this hands on experience.

Mrs. Pamela Gaeding
Grades PreK-2

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Stress Balls Fidget Toy for Kids and Adult, Solar System Planets Bouncy Balls Stress Relief Balls Relieve Anxiety, Hand Therapy Squeeze Sensory Fidget Ball Toy, 9Pcs • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
Learning Resources Giant Inflatable Solar System, 13 Pieces, 8 Planets, Grades K+/Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $35.35 1 $35.35
Science Can Solar System Model Kit with 8 Painted Planets, Planetarium Projector, an Exploration of Planets, Stem Toys Gift for Kids & Teens, Girls & Boys • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
jackinthebox Space Educational Stem Toy | Includes 6 Fun Projects That Range from Arts and Crafts to Science | Ideal Space Gift for Boys and Girls Aged 7,8,9,10 Year Old • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Solar System Planets Shirt • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Sky Gazing: A Guide to the Moon, Sun, Planets, Stars, Eclipses, and Constellations • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Mars! Earthlings Welcome (Our Universe, 5) • Amazon Business $15.58 1 $15.58
Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story (Paula Wiseman Books) • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
Planet Awesome • Amazon Business $12.43 1 $12.43
The Faces, Err Phases, of the Moon - Astronomy Book for Kids | Children's Astronomy Books • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
Our Solar System: An Exploration of Planets, Moons, Asteroids, and Other Mysteries of Space • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
National Geographic Kids Everything Space: Blast Off for a Universe of Photos, Facts, and Fun! • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars • Amazon Business $11.03 1 $11.03
I Am Mars: A Book About Mars for Kids • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Am the Solar System: A book about space for kids, from the sun, through the planets, to the heliosphere and into interstellar space, helping ... children learn all about the solar system • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Am the Sun: A Book About the Sun for Kids • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Am Earth: An Earth Day Book for Kids • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
I Am the Moon: A Book About the Moon for Kids • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Constellations for Kids: An Easy Guide to Discovering the Stars • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Solar System for Kids: A Junior Scientist's Guide to Planets, Dwarf Planets, and Everything Circling Our Sun • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
Fancy Land Solar System Stickers Realistic Planet Outer Space 200Pcs Per Roll • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Arial, the Astronaut (UnicornPreneur) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My First Book of Planets: All About the Solar System for Kids • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Smart Kids Space: with more than 30 stickers • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $5.96 1 $5.96
National Geographic Readers: Mars • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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