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Mrs. Knudsen from Sunnyvale CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring Nature Into Our Classroom

My students need science books and materials. We will be studying plants and insects and these materials would enhance their learning experience. Help bring more nature into our classroom!

  • $344 goal

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My Students

The second grade students in my classroom are an excitable group of learners. They are clever writers and silly storytellers. They love to share what they learn while reading a book. They enjoy creating science experiments and learning about animals. My students come from many different countries and speak many different languages such as Hebrew, Tamil, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, and Russian.

My students are is very curious about the world and they are always asking questions.

They all have a growth mindset, and they are striving to be the best learners that they can be. They love exploring new topics and learning new things.

My Project

These materials will help bring more nature exploration into our classroom. For our next science unit we will be studying plants and insects. My students will be learning how to keep a nature journal to write and draw about the observations they will make while growing plants and raising mealworms and caterpillars.

The kids will be using the books as mentor texts to research and write science lab reports.

The garden root viewer will let the students learn about the plant life cycle. They will use the insects figures, life cycle figures, and magnified bug viewer to study the life cycle of an insect.

Mrs. Knudsen
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Animalium: Welcome to the Museum • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
Botanicum: Welcome to the Museum • Amazon Business $24.50 1 $24.50
Geoworld Bug's World Collection of 10 Real Insects • Amazon Business $23.96 1 $23.96
It Starts With a Seed • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
National Geographic Kids Everything Insects: All the Facts, Photos, and Fun to Make You Buzz • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
SainSmart Jr. Critter Cage Magnifying Bug Reviewer Kid's Toy Children Days Gift for Boys and Girls, Nature Exploration Toys Insect Bug Viewer Magnifier Backyard Explorer (5 packs) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Hello Nature: Draw, Collect, Make and Grow • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World (Julia Rothman) • Amazon Business $11.08 1 $11.08
Wild Republic Polybag Insect 10 Pieces • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
Insect-o-mania!: Science with Stuff • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Insects: Find Adventure! Go Outside! Have Fun! Be a Backyard Insect Inspector! (National Geographic Kids Ultimate Explorer Field Guide) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Tall Tall Tree • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Toysmith Garden Root Viewer • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Story of the Root Children • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Insects • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Insect Detective: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
National Geographic Readers: Flutter, Butterfly! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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