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Mrs. R. from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Continent Research!

Help me give my students continent specific books and a Montessori picture book that compliment our cultural studies curriculum.

  • $166 goal

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My Students

My 27 energetic and loving 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-grade​ scholars work independently to complete a monthly or weekly work chart at their own pace. While the Montessori materials lend themselves to mastery, feeling safe and comfortable is a major challenge in our urban public school to help each scholar meet their potential.

Despite their learning disabilities and different levels of understanding, they come in ready to learn every day with huge smiles on their faces.

They all have great ideas and really want to make their teachers and parents proud. Our school is a unique public, Montessori, magnet school in a large, high needs, urban school district. My school is dedicated to providing a safe, stimulating, and peaceful environment for our scholars. We are a Title I school in which all of our scholars receive free or reduced-price lunches. Our school welcomes partnerships in the community, which provide necessary services to our scholars; however, our scholars still have large gaps to overcome.

My Project

Each year, my scholars study at least two continents. Our school has purchased several Waseca Biomes materials but now it is time to deepen and focus our research. These Continent books from Waseca will help guide my scholars' research and challenge them to look at the geography aspects and tie them into math concepts. Learning about and relating the different biomes that my scholars witness in nature in Indiana to biomes in Australia is a giant leap-but continuing to relate them to the other five continents is essential to their understanding the world as a whole. Finding the Montessori picture books was just an added bonus to continue providing background knowledge to my scholars.

Mrs. R.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oceania • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Asia • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Antarctica • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
North America (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
South America • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Africa • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story : Book 1 (The Universe Series) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Maria Montessori and Her Quiet Revolution: A Picture Book about Maria Montessori and Her School Method • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

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