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Mrs. Ingram from Cottonwood AL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Biomes of Our Earth Through Adventure

My students need Projector and portable DVD players to watch videos related to Science Biomes that make up Earth.

  • $648 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are wonderful girls and boys who are respectful and work hard to learn. They are well-behaved and have bright futures. I teach in a Headstart through 12th-grade school. The parents are hard-working people who struggle to make ends meet. Because of the low economic area and poor families, I ask for very little on the school supply list. I catch myself spending a lot of my own personal money on classroom needs, but I know that it benefits my students and that one day, they will make a difference in this world.

My Project

We study the Biomes that make up the Earth through units of study. I coordinate Science with reading. When we read a fiction or nonfiction story that has a specific Biome in it we research facts about the Biome represented in the book. Teaching this way not only enables the student to get a more concrete picture of the subject they are reading but also gives a "Spark of Imagination and Excitement" to the learning. When students can see content in print and on video and can point out the content being studied (in this case Biomes) critical thinking has been achieved. They show that they can apply and use the knowledge they have learned.

The students will be rewarded for their study and hard work in Science and Reading with a night to take home and watch a DVD that depicts the subject matter they have been studying in Science and Reading Class.

They will also be able to use the projector to display the work they created in class so that the entire class can view it.

The various DVDs depict: Rainforests, Jungles, Forests, Tundra, Oceans, Deserts, Arctic, Environmental Issues, and Animals that live on the Earth. All of the videos will be analyzed for their themes ( life messages or lessons learned), plot, characters, settings, time periods etc... and other standards that we cover in class. They will also be able to see these stories through the print version (books) which will be put in the classroom reading center.

Mrs. Ingram
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
UEME 10.1" Portable DVD Player CD Player with Car Headrest Mount Holder, Swivel Screen Remote Control Rechargeable Battery AC Adapter Car Charger, Personal DVD Player PD-1020 (Blue) • Amazon Business $68.99 2 $137.98
DBPOWER T21 Latest Upgraded LED Projector,+10% Lumens Multimedia Home Theater Video Projector Supporting 1080P, HDMI, USB, SD Card, VGA, AV for Home Cinema, TV, Laptops, Games, Smartphones & iPad • Amazon Business $102.99 1 $102.99
Pocahontas Two-Movie Special Edition (Pocahontas / Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
The Jungle Book [DVD] 2 Disc Platinum Edition (2007) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Beauty And The Beast • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Disney Giant Movie Hits: 36 Contemporary Classics from The Little Mermaid to The Emperor's New Groove (Big-Note Piano) • Amazon Business $16.36 1 $16.36
Sleeping Beauty [DVD] 2 Disc Platinum Edition (2008) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Lady and The Tramp (50th Anniversary Platinum Edition) [2006] • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Finding Dory • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Tarzan (Special Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (DVD, 2001, 2-Disc Set, Special Edition) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Cinderella (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2005] • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
The Lion King (DVD, 2003, 2-Disc Set, Platinum Edition) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Family Favorite Treasures 3-Movie Collection (The Cat In The Hat / Babe / Beethoven) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Babe 2-Movie Family Fun Pack • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
The Adventures of Milo and Otis • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Epic • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Horton Hears A Who • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Animal Friends 8-Movie Collection • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Bee Movie (Widescreen Edition) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
The Reef • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74

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