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Ms. Sales from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Choose Your Adventure, Explore Your World

My students need books and tools for mapping their world, building strategies, and making choices.

  • $589 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

School starts in 2 weeks, so our class hasn't started exploring our classroom community. But I already know and love the kids. In addition to my 2nd-grade class, I also teach enrichment classes to kindergarteners and 1st graders. Last year I taught the Garden Ninjalinos and, in winter, Tea Party Tales. Many of the kids that I got to know will enter our classroom on September 5th. What can I tell you about them? They are curious and bright. One of them asked me many questions in the garden. They are active and affectionate. One of them insists that I greet him by touching our foreheads every time we meet. They are humble and brilliant. One of them asked me if she will be learning cursive during 2nd grade.

My Project

This year's theme is Choose Your Own Adventure. The kids will enter my room ready to map and explore their world. They will also practice the skills and values that all explorers use in life: caring for themselves, each other, life on Earth, and Earth itself.

My explorers will learn that one of the joys of life is the ability to make choices: Who will you be, what inspires you, and which way will you go?

How will you get there? What will you do there?

We will stock up on a variety of books about people, wildlife, and landmarks around the world. We want "Hello World! Greetings in 42 Languages Around the World." We will work individually and together to study and create maps, with books like "Where do I Live?" by Neil Chesnahow. We will read and contemplate choices with "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, and practice strategy with board games (these will also help with Rainy Day Recess.) And, we'll get excited about math, with skill-building stories like "Ten Monsters in the Bed."

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stages Learning Materials Birds Posters for Education Classroom Real Photo Decor for Preschool Bulletin Boards & Circle Time 14 Large Picture Cards • Amazon Business $31.45 1 $31.45
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Sea Life Posters Real Photo Classroom Decorations for Preschool Bulletin Boards & Circle Time 14 Large Picture Cards • Amazon Business $25.29 1 $25.29
Stages Learning Materials Insects Posters for Classroom Decoration Decoration Real Photo Science Chart for Bulletin Board, Centers & Circle Time 14 Picture Cards • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Stages Learning Materials SLM155 Pets Poster Set (Pack of 14) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Adacio Latice Strategy Board Game - The popular new family board game for kids and adults, challenging fun for everyone • Amazon Business $19.45 1 $19.45
Best Value Tournament Chess Set - 90% Plastic Filled Chess Pieces and Green Roll-up Vinyl Chess Board • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Hasbro Scrabble Crossword Game • Amazon Business $15.78 1 $15.78
Follow That Map!: A First Book of Mapping Skills • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
Ravensburger Rivers, Roads And Rails - Children's Game • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
Goldistock -"America- from Sea to Shining Sea" Eco-Friendly 2018 Large Wall Calendar - 12" x 24" (Open) - Thick & Sturdy Paper - Celebrating The Beauty of America • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Dr. Seuss) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
1 Hunter • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Your Grandparents Are Zombies! (Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlark) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Once Upon a Time Map Book: Take a Tour of Six Enchanted Lands • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Me On The Map (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Two of Everything • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Goldistock "The Great Northwest" (Oregon, Washington & Idado) Eco-friendly 2018 Large Wall Calendar- 12" x 24" (Open) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Monsters of the Deep (Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlark) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dragon Day (Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlarks) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dino Lab (Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlarks) (Choose Your Own Adventures Dragonlarks) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Search for the Dragon Queen (Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlarks) • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Princess Perri and the Second Summer (Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlarks) (Choose Your Own Adventures Dragonlarks) • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Sand Castle (Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlarks) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Indian Trail (Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlark) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Lake Monster Mystery (Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlark) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Caravan (Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlark) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mapping Penny's World • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Mission of Addition (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
One Hundred Hungry Ants • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Where Do I Live? • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Princess Island (Choose Your Own Adventure. Dragonlarks) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Space Pup (Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlark) (Choose Your Own Adventure: Dragonlarks) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Earth Day--Hooray! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Double the Ducks (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Map Keys (Rookie Read-About Geography (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Looking at Maps and Globes (Rookie Read-About Geography) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Math For All Seasons: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Owl Tree (Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlarks) • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58

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