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Ms. Dahl from Ocean Springs MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Animal Habitats!

Help me give my students hands-on materials, such as moss, wood, Legos, and picture cards to build habitats!

  • $275 goal

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My Students

My students hail from a small town in Southern Mississippi. The media center is in a fully inclusive public elementary school that educates approximately 600 students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. More than fifty percent of our students come from low-income homes. They range in age from five to ten years old and are in kindergarten through third grade.

The students come to the library eager to read and ready to learn new things.

The library supports all curriculum standards in all areas. All classes visit the media center for an hour every week.

My Project

I am passionate about reading to my students; and I especially love to combine fiction with nonfiction. I would love to have a habitat building center, where students could read and learn about animals, and then use their creativity and knowledge to design and build a suitable habitat for the animals.

Students absorb so much more knowledge through hands-on learning!

Even the youngest students will be able to use the picture cards to create a living area for the animals.

Students will work in a learning center in small groups of three to four.

This center will be reusable and will delight children for many years to come!

Ms. Dahl
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fisher-Price Little People Big Animal Zoo • Amazon Business $54.70 1 $54.70
Speckled Robin's Egg Blue Yellow Moss 4 Inch Decorative Bird's Nest • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
8 Animal Habitat Sorting Boxes with Color Coordinated Cards and Pictures. Montessori Elementary Science Educational Toys • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
NW Wholesaler - 2"-4" Bundle of Driftwood for Reptile Decor, Aquariums, Terrariums, Fairy Garden and Arts & Crafts (Bundle of 12) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
LEGO Friends Series 3 Animals - Fawns Forest (41023) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Backyard Birds • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Safari Ltd Insects TOOB – Comes With 14 Toy Figurines – Including Caterpillar, Dragonfly, Centipede, Grasshopper, Ladybug, Spider, Butterflies, Bee, Scorpion, Praying Mantis, And More – Ages 3 And Up • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Byher Roll of Green Moss for Fairy Gardens Wedding Other Arts and Crafts (10x120cm (4" W x 48" L)) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Animal Flash Cards for Kindergarten, Preschool, Toddlers and Babies | 50 Educational First Words Photo Cards | 4 Learning Games | For Parents, Speech Therapy Materials and ESL Teaching Materials • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Artificial Moss Balls - 14-Piece Decorative Moss Rocks - Faux Fuzzy Grass Moss Stone Vase Filler for Floral Arrangement, Fairy Garden, Wedding Decal, Terrarium Art Crafts - Green, 14 Assorted Sizes • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Peicees Mixed Color Reindeer Moss Preserved, 1.4OZ, Great for Dressing Potted Plants, Fairy Garden,Gift Packaging and Many other Crafts • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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