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Ms. Rogers from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Connecting Kids to Nature through Their Senses

My students need copies of Sees Behind Trees, a beautiful, lyrical book about a near-sighted Native American boy who learns to use his other senses to navigate his world.

  • $199 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Picture 31 4th graders, blindfolded, in a grove of trees, just listening.... This is what my class will be doing in connection with their reading of Michael Dorris's Sees Behind Trees. This sweet book subtly illustrates Native people's connection to nature, and we'll make those connections, too.

I'll be meeting my 4th grade class on Monday!

The third grade teachers tell me I'm in for a great year with a really special group of kids. I'm so lucky to be teaching at C.E. in Oakland, where teachers are really passionate about teachers, the administration is super supportive, and expectations for all kids are high.

My Project

A big part of my curriculum will be about California and the splendor of outdoors. The year will hopefully culminate with a class trip to Yosemite Valley. I want the kids to have the fullest experience possible. This project, designed to awaken their sense of perception, is a part of that process. As a bonus, they'll also learn how our differences help to shape us, and that a disability can sometimes serve as an unexpected opportunity.

Thanks again for choosing to support this project.

Inspiring a love of and connection to nature in students is an early step in creating people who love and care for our world and each other.

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This project will reach 31 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sees Behind Trees • AKJ Books $3.89 31 $120.59

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