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Mrs. Richardson from Yale OK is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploration and Learning Through Experiments and Activities

Help me give my students books, games and building sets for an engaging Science and Social Studies curriculum while we endure a hybrid learning experience due to COVID.

  • $1,000 goal

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My Students

I teach fourth grade students in a rural, Title I school community. With COVID, we are forced to have a blended learning experience. When cases are high in our school community, we have to move to distant learning for a week or two.

My students have proven to be flexible and adaptable.

I want to keep their interest for learning piqued, so that they can get the most out of their educational experiences, no matter the circumstances. Being a Title I school, we do not have a lot of funding for curriculum and materials. We currently do not have a complete science curriculum for fourth grade. I have had to piece together a curriculum for my students. Even though I have an unusually small class size this year, the items I am requesting will go on to support my future students as well.

My Project

My purpose for creating this project is to be able to make my Science and Social Studies classes more engaging and hands on when we are learning traditionally. For this, I am requesting building sets and other activities. With these materials, I will also have ideas at the ready to make virtual lessons the most impactful, and engaging that they can be. I also included some interesting reading novels complete with literature guides so that when students are learning virtually, I can have activities and questions that will hold them accountable for their learning. Unfortunately, when we are forced to go virtual, many students take it as a day off and are not participating. I am hoping to increase virtual attendance and participation.

Mrs. Richardson
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry, K 5 - PB186X3 • Amazon Business $41.95 1 $41.95
Picture-Perfect Science Lessons - Expanded 2nd Edition: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry, 3-6 - PB186E2 • Amazon Business $41.95 1 $41.95
James and the Giant Peach: The Scented Peach Edition • Amazon Business $6.78 6 $40.68
More Picture Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry, K-4 (PB186X2) • Amazon Business $40.32 1 $40.32
Matilda • Amazon Business $6.68 6 $40.08
hand2mind Rainbow Fraction Tower Cubes, Montessori Math Materials, Fraction Manipulatives, Unit Fraction, Fraction Cubes, Math Manipulatives for Elementary School, Homeschool Supplies (Set of 51) • Amazon Business $9.83 4 $39.32
Learning Resources 5-Inch Double-Sided Assorted Geoboard Shapes, Set of 6 Boards, Ages 5+, Multi-color • Amazon Business $19.05 2 $38.10
Learning Resources Super Magnet Lab Kit, STEM Toy, Critical Thinking, 119 Pieces, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Hatchet • Amazon Business $6.10 6 $36.60
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94
Educational Insights GeoSafari Motorized Solar System Toy, STEM Toy, Ages 8+ • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Learning Wrap-Ups Keys for Division and Multiplication Math Tool for Kids Grade Level 2-6 • Amazon Business $19.00 1 $19.00
Physics Science Magnets Kit for Education Science Experiment Tools Icluding Bar/Ring/Horseshoe/Compass Magnets • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Winning Moves Games Game of The States, Can You Sell The Most from Coast to Coast? Game Board Game (1206) • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
4th Grade Social Studies: Daily Practice Workbook | 20 Weeks of Fun Activities | History | Civic and Government | Geography | Economics | + Video Explanations for Each Question • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
4th Grade Science: Daily Practice Workbook | 20 Weeks of Fun Activities (Physical, Life, Earth and Space Science, Engineering | Video Explanations Included | 200+ Pages Workbook) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Evan-Moor Reading Comprehension Fundamentals, Grade 4 Teacher's Edition - Supplemental Teaching Resource for Reading • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
180 Days of Social Studies: Grade 4 - Daily Geography Workbook for Classroom and Home, Cool and Fun Practice, Elementary School Level Activities ... to Build Skills (180 Days of Practice) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
James and the Giant Peach LITERATURE KIT • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Matilda - Novel Study Guide Gr. 3-4 - Classroom Complete Press (Literature Kits: Grades 3-4) • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Spectrum Grade 4 Geography Workbook—4th Grade State Standards for Cultural History, Regions, Map Reading Skills With Answer Key for Classroom or Homeschool (128 pgs) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Mark Twain Media General Science Workbook―Grades 5-8 Earth, Space, Life, and Physical Science Activity Book, Weather, Energy, Electricity, The Solar ... of Elements (96 pgs) (Daily Skill Builders) • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell (Actual Times, 4) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Brain Games STEM - Energy Science Experiments: More Than 20 Fun Experiments Kids Can Do With Materials From Around the House! • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Janice VanCleave's Earth Science for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments that Really Work • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hands-On Experiments: Life Science: Biology | Reproducible Activity Book • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Hands-On Experiments: Physical Science: Gravity, Magnetism, & Electricity | Reproducible Activity Book • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Regions of the United States | Reproducible Activity Book • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Towers Falling • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
100 Natural Wonders of the World (100 Series) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
100 Scientists Who Shaped World History • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
100 Native Americans Who Shaped American History • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History (100 Series) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
100 Battles That Shaped World History (100 Series) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
100 World Leaders Who Shaped World History • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
100 Hispanic-Americans Who Shaped American History • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
100 American Women Who Shaped American History • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
100 Americans Who Shaped American History (100 Series) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Hatchet: An Instructional Guide for Literature - Novel Study Guide for 4th-8th Grade Literature with Close Reading and Writing Activities (Great Works Classroom Resource) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Skill Sharpeners Science, Grade 4 • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Awesome Engineering Activities for Kids: 50+ Exciting STEAM Projects to Design and Build (Awesome STEAM Activities for Kids) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Experiments in Earth Science and Weather with Toys and Everyday Stuff (Fun Science) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
What Were the Twin Towers? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58
School Zone - Travel the Great States Workbook - 64 Pages, Ages 8 and Up, Geography, Maps, United States, and More (School Zone Activity Zone® Workbook Series) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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