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Mrs. Brock from Hillsboro OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Up the Main Idea

Help me give my students a set of informational National Geographic texts and "reading glasses."

  • $241 goal

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My Students

My students come from a wide range of cultural and economic structures. My classroom is a blended community of bilingual students, low income, and middle-class families, students with special needs, and students who are TAG. This makes differentiation crucial to their learning experience and also brings a multitude of lenses to our lessons.

My students love hands-on learning experiences where they get to apply what they've learned in class and make it relevant to their world around them.

They aren't afraid to ask questions and take risks because they know our classroom is a safe place to do so. My passion is to teach my students to be independent thinkers and community leaders someday. I want them to have every opportunity to learn not from a textbook but from cultivated experiences we create together.

My Project

I am looking to expand my nonfiction/informational books in my classroom. I have selected a variety of National Geographic for kids books that are based on the interests of my students. These books range from animals and weather to sports and history.

My purpose for this project is using these non-fiction books as an opportunity for my students to dig deeper into informational text structure while pulling out the main idea.

I have also added some fun building brick glasses and LEGO pieces. My goal is to use the pieces and glasses after my students read a text and then represent the main idea of that text by designing their glasses to match the main idea. For example, a book where the main idea is: the habitats of sharks may be represented on the glasses by a student creating an underwater scene. The possibilities with these tool are endless!

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
12 Pcs DIY Building Bricks Glasses Building Blocks Games for Kids Creative Building Block Birthday Party Favors, Carnival Party Games Supplies • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toys for Creative Play; Kids Creative Kit (484 Pieces) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
National Geographic Kids Everything Dinosaurs: Chomp on Tons of Earthshaking Facts and Fun • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
National Geographic Kids Everything Insects: All the Facts, Photos, and Fun to Make You Buzz • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
National Geographic Kids Everything Sports: All the Photos, Facts, and Fun to Make You Jump! • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
National Geographic Kids Everything Sharks: All the shark facts, photos, and fun that you can sink your teeth into • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
National Geographic Kids Everything Space: Blast Off for a Universe of Photos, Facts, and Fun! • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
National Geographic Kids Everything Pets: Furry facts, photos, and fun-unleashed! • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
National Geographic Kids Everything Big Cats: Pictures to Purr About and Info to Make You Roar! • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
National Geographic Kids Everything Reptiles: Snap Up All the Photos, Facts, and Fun • Amazon Business $10.66 1 $10.66
National Geographic Kids Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes: Earthshaking photos, facts, and fun! • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
National Geographic Kids Everything Weather: Facts, Photos, and Fun that Will Blow You Away • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79

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