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Mrs. Koch. from Garland TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expand Learning Through Models and Materials

Help me give my students models of the internal parts of animals that will be studied throughout the year! We also are requesting various resources to extend learning in language, mathematics. and cultural studies.

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My Students

My students are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders that are learning in a Montessori environment. They are self motivated learners who are eager to get their hands on good quality materials to learn concepts. The students use a work plan and progress in their education at their own pace. They learn by being introduced to concepts with concrete experiences and gradually move to more abstract work.

By learning in an environment that promotes practical life skills, incorporates materials that are aesthetically pleasing, and provides rich learning materials, these students are excited about learning and try hard to do their best so that they can move forward to the next lesson and material.

My Project

As my classroom expands to include third-grade students we are requesting models of the internal parts of animals that we will study throughout the year. This will give students models to draw, label, and define the internal parts of amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. This project will also provide students with expanded learning opportunities to build upon their understanding of concepts taught such as grammar, cultural studies, and mathematics.

With such diverse learners on various levels of development and cognition, these materials will enhance learning beyond attaining information from reading cards but by providing materials to develop concepts in a deeper and richer experience.

Students will use models and materials requested to learn at the level in which they can cognitively understand concepts. In our classroom, often times we learn concepts based on the standards of higher grade levels such as 4th and 5th grade. In providing higher level information students can develop an understanding of zoology beyond just naming animals but studying the internal parts and their functions.

In grammar, students are learning concepts that are taught one to two grade levels above their grade level, therefore these materials will enhance the learning environment as first graders study parts of speech including interjections, synonyms, antonyms, homographs, and punctuation. The books I am requesting will give students extensions from the lessons to reinforce the concepts of these parts of speech.

Mrs. Koch.
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Montessori Flags of The World National Flags Learning & Education Early Childhood Education Montessori Materials Early Development Toys Montessori Toys for Toddlers • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Paperback Book Boxed Set • Amazon Business $37.75 1 $37.75
Montessori Human Organ Match - Miniature Body Parts with Cards to Match - Early Childhood Biology Learning Toy • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Teacher Created Resources Continents Set (9899) • Amazon Business $34.60 1 $34.60
Words Are CATegorical 12 Book Set • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Montessori Language Miniatures • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
TEDCO 4D Vision Horse Model • Amazon Business $27.52 1 $27.52
Famemaster 4D Vision Crocodile Anatomy Model • Amazon Business $25.50 1 $25.50
Learn & Climb Educational Play Money Set for Kids - Bills, Coins, Wallet, Credit Card, Checks. Over 560 Pieces • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
4D Vision Frog Anatomy Model • Amazon Business $21.82 1 $21.82
Multicraft Imports WS410 5-Piece Paintable Wooden Trays with Handles, 6-5/8 by 13-Inch to 10-1/8 by 16-1/8-Inch • Amazon Business $21.05 1 $21.05
4D Vision Great White Shark Anatomy Model • Amazon Business $19.88 1 $19.88
The Zoology Coloring Book • Amazon Business $18.69 1 $18.69
Teacher Created Resources Power Pen Learning Cards: Reading Comprehension Grade 3 (6198) • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
The Botany Coloring Book • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
Safari Ltd Trees TOOB • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Safari Ltd Musical Instruments TOOB • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
The Peace Rose • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Safari Ltd Wild Safari North American Wildlife TOOB With 12 Favorite Animal Toy Figurines Including a Mountain Lion, Wolf, Elk, Big Horn Ram, Bison • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
The Ultimate Book of Sharks (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
Discovery Channel Sharkopedia: The Complete Guide to Everything Shark • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
Safari Ltd Desert TOOB, Pack of 11 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Safari Ltd Rainforest TOOB • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Scholastic Success With: Grammar, Grade 3 (Scholastic Success with Workbooks: Grammar) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Safari Ltd Arctic TOOB With 10 Fun Figurines, Including A Harp Seal, Husky, Caribou, Arctic Rabbit, Killer Whale, Walrus, Arctic Fox, Beluga Whale, Igloo, And Polar Bear – For Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Storybook Treasury (Lyle the Crocodile) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Safari Ltd Coral Reef TOOB Set • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Wild Republic Rainforest In Nature Tube • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Crocodiles: Amazing Photos & Fun Facts Book About Crocodiles For Kids (Remember Me Series) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Green Bean Plant • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
World Regional Maps Coloring Book: Maps of World Regions, Continents, World Projections, USA and Canada • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Learning Resources LER4339 Digital Timer, Count Down/Up • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Behind the Mask: A Book about Prepositions (World of Language) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns (Explore!) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Cache of Jewels: And Other Collective Nouns (World of Language) • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives (Explore!) • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!: A Book About Interjections and Conjunctions (Explore!) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Up, Up and Away: A Book about Adverbs (World of Language) • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Mine, All Mine!: A Book About Pronouns (Explore!) • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
Everything Horse: What Kids Really Want to Know about Horses (Kids Faqs) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Stop and Go, Yes and No: What Is an Antonym? (Words are Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Feet and Puppies, Thieves and Guppies: What Are Irregular Plurals? (Words Are Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Cool! Whoa! Ah and Oh!: What Is an Interjection? (Words Are Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest: What Are Comparatives and Superlatives? (Words Are CATegorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Scholastic Success With Grammar, Grade 1 (Scholastic Success with Workbooks: Grammar) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Scholastic Success With Grammar, Grade 2 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick: What Is a Compound Word? (Words are Categorical) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87

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