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Ms. May
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Books to Become Better Citizens

Help me give my students books in order for them to learn about how planting seeds can help the earth. Help me teach my students to be responsible caretakers of our planet!

My Students

My students are low income students in an urban area. They are preschool age, about 4-5 years old. These students are naturally curious and inquisitive.

Early on in the year they started pulling seeds out of their apples and oranges and asking questions about them.

They were fascinated that these fruits grew on trees and wanted to learn more.

My students take in information and love having the opportunity to learn. Every day they are excited to discover more in every subject area.

My Project

This project is to request books to help my students learn more about things growing from seeds. Books include topics on fruits and vegetables, pollination, flowers, and taking care of the planet.

My students have shown a fascination in seeds from fruits they eat every day.

These books will help them learn more about where seeds come from in an engaging way. They will also teach the students why it is important to plant seeds, and how to be responsible citizens on our planet.

The books will support the learning of my students by answering their questions, and going a little beyond. They will teach students not only what comes from seeds, but why that is important.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Are Trees Alive? • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Rose's Garden • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Dandelion Seed • AKJ Education $8.06 1 $8.06
Plants Grow! • AKJ Education $6.83 1 $6.83
A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
10 Things I Can Do to Help My World • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
In a Nutshell • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
From Seed to Plant (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Growing Vegetable Soup • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Love Our Earth • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
What Do Roots Do? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
From Seed to Dandelion • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
From Pit to Peach Tree • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Be a Friend to Trees • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Bee & Me • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95

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This project will reach 18 students.

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