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Ms. Womac from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Earth Cycles Engagement for Special Needs Learners

Help me give my students the materials, like a storage organizer, pencils, a laminator, and books, needed to differentiate activities to personalize their learning.

  • $1,122 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Science can be exciting for any learner, and all students should have the opportunity to engage in this excitement. Often, scientific concepts are abstract to students, making them difficult to understand unless students are afforded lessons which fully engage them in the learning process with real-world examples and hands-on activities. Many students in my class need to have multiple learning experiences to comprehend their world.

I teach students with special needs who are ready to explore all the topics of environmental science but who need a variety of scaffolds and supports to assist them in accessing the curriculum.

My Project

My students will be learning about Earth's cycles, including the water cycle, carbon cycle, rock cycle, nitrogen cycle, and phosphorus cycle. This donation would provide the students with hands-on learning opportunities, like using manipulatives to map out the cycles, sidewalk chalk to create illustrations of each cycle while presenting them to the class during outdoor learning sessions, and rock specimens and scales to investigate natural transformations, record data, and develop questions.

By personalizing the learning experiences of my students using visuals, manipulatives, leveled texts, and natural specimens, my students will develop a better understanding of Earth's cycles through engagement and exploration.

Students would be able to conduct research using these donated books of various reading levels and then design informational posters using markers and colored pencils. A laminator would prolong the life of the cycles card sorts, vocabulary manipulatives, graphic organizers, and flashcards that I will be making for the students. Students would be able to store the supplies in drawers and baskets, making it easy for them to maintain good organizational practices.

Ms. Womac
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dancing Bear Fossil Collection Set, 15 Real Specimens: Trilobite, Ammonite, Fish Fossil, Shark Tooth, Petrified Wood, Dinosaur Bone, Fossil Book, Time Scale, ID Cards, Magnifying Glass, Science Kit • Amazon Business $49.95 2 $99.90
National Geographic Visual Atlas of the World, 2nd Edition: Fully Revised and Updated • Amazon Business $74.48 1 $74.48
mDesign Fabric 4-Drawer Storage Organizer Dresser for Clothing, Sweaters, Jeans, Blankets - Gray • Amazon Business $59.88 1 $59.88
Rock and Mineral Educational Collection in Collection Box -18 Pieces with description sheet and educational information. Limited Edition, Geology Gem Kit for Kids in a Display Case, Dancing Bear brand • Amazon Business $24.95 2 $49.90
Crayola BIN588200 Ultra-Clean Washable Markers Classpack, Broad Line, 8 Colors, Pack of 200 • Amazon Business $48.40 1 $48.40
National Geographic The National Parks: An Illustrated History • Amazon Business $42.85 1 $42.85
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb / 176 gsm,"Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $12.64 3 $37.92
Crayola BIN8024 Colored Pencil Classpack, 12 Colors, 240 Count • Amazon Business $33.85 1 $33.85
Scotch PRO Thermal Laminator, Never Jam Technology Automatically Prevents Misfed Items , 2 Roller System (TL906) • Amazon Business $32.39 1 $32.39
Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale Multifunction Food Scale, 11 lb 5 kg, Silver, Stainless Steel (Batteries Included) • Amazon Business $9.79 3 $29.37
Fossil Collection Kit - Contains 15 Genuine Fossils! Pack of 2! • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
Natural Wonders of the World • Amazon Business $28.20 1 $28.20
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm,"Joy" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (91414) • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Planet Earth II: A New World Revealed • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
American Educational Colorful Minerals Collection • Amazon Business $25.75 1 $25.75
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - Break Open 10 Geodes – TOP QUALITY! • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
DII Home Traditions Vintage Metal Chicken Storage Basket with Removable Liner, Set of 3 Small Sized, Fabric with Grey Wire, Gray • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Fat Zebra Designs Sidewalk Chalk Set – Pack of 52 Multi-Color Jumbo Street Chalks – 10 Bright & Cheerful Colors – Nontoxic, Washable Tapered Chalks in a Reusable Plastic Container - 1 x 4 Inches • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
American Educational Hardness Collection with Test Kit • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/ 89 gsm,"Cool" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets(20274) • Amazon Business $11.91 2 $23.82
Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks • Amazon Business $23.76 1 $23.76
American Educational 15 Piece Sedimentary Rock Collection • Amazon Business $23.50 1 $23.50
American Educational 15 Piece Specimen Metamorphic Rock Collection • Amazon Business $23.50 1 $23.50
American Educational Igneous Rock Collection • Amazon Business $23.50 1 $23.50
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 5 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP5854-100),Clear • Amazon Business $19.29 1 $19.29
James Lovelock et al: The Earth and I • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth: Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51

Materials cost

$909.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$953.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$168.25

Total project goal

$1,121.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,121.64

1 Donor

-$1,121.64

Donations toward project cost

-$953.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$168.25

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$0.00

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