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Ms. Lincoln from De Soto KS is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Designing an Ecosystem Museum to Engage Families

Help me give my students the tools and supplies they need to integrate their engineering and design skills and knowledge of biomes to create an ecosystem museum for their families!

  • $585 goal

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My Students

I am a first-year, third-grade teacher in a Title I school. Over 50% of the students in our school qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Our school community is highly diverse, with learners coming from many cultures and backgrounds.

My students are a creative, self-motivated, and problem-solving learning community.

The third graders at our school are a highly active, diverse group of learners. Incorporating kinesthetic learning and choices is instrumental in my students' learning. Many of my students are English Language Learners and will benefit greatly from increased visuals, group collaboration, and vocabulary enrichment.

My Project

Our school is located in a rural town in Kansas. Many of my students know little about the world outside of their community. In 3rd grade, we have an amazing opportunity to teach our scholars all about the world around them. Through this project, my students will be researching ecosystems across the globe. They will be learning about the cultures, wildlife, flora, and global issues that different biomes face. Students will be creating 3D models of the ecosystems they chose to research as well as writing presentations about their ecosystem for our huge parent engagement event!

This project will allow my students to create an interactive ecosystem museum in which they will invite parents and families to attend and have the opportunity to engage their families in learning!

I believe that bringing families into the classroom and allowing them to see what their students are doing at school helps to build essential connections between school and home. Students are always more motivated to learn and do their best work when they know their families are excited to see their learning.

This project is packed full of the craft supplies that are essential for my students to develop their 3D museum projects. Fake flora, sand/rocks, blue cellophane, cotton balls and more will be turned into various ecosystems as envisioned by my students. Clay and other materials will help my students to sculpt animals to inhabit their displays. Books will give my students the tools to research these places which are far from their own community. Please help us to bring learning to life for my students and their families!

Ms. Lincoln
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teacher Created Materials - Classroom Library Collections: Biomes and Habitats - 10 Book Set - Grades 2-3 - Guided Reading Level K - P • Amazon Business $64.61 1 $64.61
Air Dry Clay Kit,36 Colors Super Light Modeling Clay Set, Soft Modeling Dough with Project Booklet, English Munuals, Wonderful DIY Educational Creative Gift for • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Nice purchase Artificial Moss Simulation Fake Green Plants Grass for Party Patio Lawn Micro Landscape Decoration Flowers Grass DIY Crafts (4 pcs 6''×6'') • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Cordless Power Scissors With Two Blades - Fabric, Leather, Carpet and Cardboard Cutter- 3.6V NiCad Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery By Stalwart Red • Amazon Business $31.52 1 $31.52
Pacon Foam Board, White, 20" x 30", 10 Sheets • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Homz Plastic Storage, Modular Stackable Storage Bins with Blue Latching Handles, 66 Quart, Clear, 2-Pack • Amazon Business $23.55 1 $23.55
Cordless Hot Glue Gun with Premium Glue Stick (0.27 x 3.93 inch), USB Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery, Portable Mini Glue Gun Kit for DIY, Crafts, Arts and Quick Home Repair (Grey) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Forest Sage Olive Moss Green Assorted Mixed Color Multi-Pack Tissue Paper for Flower Pom Poms Art Craft Wedding Bridal Shower Party Gift Bag Basket Filler Decoration • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Neon Lime Green Assorted Mixed Color Multi-Pack Tissue Paper for Flower Pom Poms Art Craft Decor Wedding Bridal Baby Shower Party Gift Bag Basket Filler Decoration • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Sunm boutique Artificial Outdoor Plants, 8 Pcs Faux Plastic Wheat Grass, Fake Plastic Greenery Shrubs for Outdoor Indoor Garden Office Window Box Veranda Centerpiece Floral Wedding Decor • Amazon Business $8.91 2 $17.82
Sulyn 1.8 oz. Glitter Glue - Opal • Amazon Business $5.82 3 $17.46
50 Sheets Mixed Brown 8.5x12 Inches Mulberry Paper Sheet Design Craft Hand Made Art Tissue Japan Origami Washi Wholesale Bulk Sale Unryu Suppliers Thailand Products Card Making (N001) • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Supla 327 Ft Artificial Vines Fake Hanging Plants Leaves Ribbon Leaf Vine Trim Foliage Rattan DIY Wreath Foliage Green Leaves Ribbon Decorative Home Wall Garden Wedding Party Wreaths Decor • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Spectrastone Shallow Creek Regular for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Naidiler 84 Ft 12 Strands Fake Ivy Leaves Artificial Ivy Garland Greenery Decor Faux Green Hanging Plant Vine for Wall Party Wedding Room Home Kitchen Indoor & Outdoor Decoration • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Fairfield TCN45 Purely Batting-100% Natural Cotton Crib, 45" x 60, White • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
Hygloss Products Cellophane Roll – Cellophane Wrap for Crafts, Gifts, and Baskets 20 Inch x 12.5 Feet, Blue • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
Tosnail 7 Ounce Natural Raffia Bundle - Great for Gift Wrap, Box Filler • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Sandpaper Variety Pack 60 to 150 Grit for Metal, Wood, Painted Surface and Plastic - Best For Home or Industrial Use -Assortment of Sizes Course to Super Fine (20 Sheets) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Amscan Festive Solid Color Paper Shreds & Strands Party Supply, Green, 4 oz • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Clear Cellophane Wrap Roll 16 Inches Wide 100 Ft Long 1.4 Mil Thick Cellophane Roll for Baskets Gifts Flowers Food Safe Cello Rolls. (16 INCH) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Perfect Stix Cotton Balls M-500ct Medium Sized Cotton Balls (Pack of 500) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Silicone Finger Protectors 12 Pieces Finger Protectors Hot Glue Gun Finger Caps for HotGlue Sewing Wax Rosin Resin Honey Adhesives Scrapbooking in 3 Sizes(Red and Blue) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mosser Lee ML1110 Desert Sand Soil Cover, 5 lb. • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98

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