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Mrs. Sherry from Portland ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Do Worms Have Eyes?..... And Where Are Their Ears?

My students need 2 big screen microscopes, 2 big books, and 6 sets of Level B books.

  • $473 goal

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My Students

A 5 year old's favorite word is "WHY?" Wondering is an integral part of their thinking! Exploring is an important part of our learning in kindergarten. They want to find answers to questions like "Do worms have eyes?" and "Where are their ears?".

I teach kindergarten at a school in Maine.

Although located in an urban area, my school is adjacent to a large woodland tract. My students love to explore the woods and trails. It is on these trails, woods, and the natural areas of the playground that they develop curiosity and a relationship with nature.

My Project

I want to provide hands-on authentic experiences that develop excitement and curiosity for science learning. Young children love to use science equipment and role-play being a scientist! Having big screen microscopes will meet those needs and also enable my students to develop inquiry and observation skills through real life experiences. Non-fiction literature helps to integrate areas of Literacy and Science and provide a springboard for inquiries.

For the past two years, I have focused on acquiring the science materials that my classroom needs that will enable students to better understand their relationship with nature.

I have whittled away at my wish list bit by bit and have had to leave the most costly items for last. Once I obtain these items, my collection of science materials will be complete!

Mrs. Sherry
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL712 - Level B Nonfiction Extra Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $25.00 5 $125.00
LL612 - Level B Nonfiction Book Bin • Lakeshore Learning $33.95 1 $33.95
Quantum(r) Big Screen Microscope • Kaplan Early Learning Company $55.86 2 $111.72
AC Adapter • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.28 2 $20.56
BK341 - Cactus Hotel Big Book • Lakeshore Learning $23.95 1 $23.95
BK1812 - It Looked Like Spilt Milk Big Book • Lakeshore Learning $24.99 1 $24.99

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