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Ms. Watts from Cleveland OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Extreme Learning Labs Makeover

Help me give my students two new learning labs, outer space and the forest, to deepen their knowledge of the world around them.

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My Students

This year I had the privilege of being one of the founding teachers of a brand new inquiry based school. My students come from a wide range of backgrounds and their differences are what shape not only our classroom but also our growing school culture.

My students and I are focused on learning about the world around us through hands on, inquiry based experiences.

It is their observations and questions about the world that shape our learning throughout the year. I believe that by welcoming students' ideas, beliefs, questions, and thoughts into the classroom I am creating an environment where they are actively engaged in their education.

My Project

I currently teach at an inquiry based school where students' questions and ideas are at the center of our instruction. Last year, students were interested in learning about outer space and animals. As an inquiry based school we believe that learning does not take place only in the classroom. There are multiple areas in the school that we refer to as "learning labs". These learning labs are areas of the school where students can continue to work on skills that they are working on in the classrooms. Additionally, these areas allow for students to work in small groups, receive individualized instruction, and interact with their peers.

These requested materials will give the learning labs a themed makeover that will help them continue to inquire about the world around them.

One area will become a space area and will allow for the students to learn about the solar system. The other area will be a forest themed area and students will focus on the importance of respecting nature and wildlife. The materials in this project are materials that will redecorate the areas, help students to learn about forest animals and space, and give students the space needed to continue to grow.

Ms. Watts
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE973 - Space Theme Book Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $37.50 1 $37.50
GG868 - Solar System Book Library - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.50 1 $33.50
In The Woods Wildlife Animal Stickers Wall Decals Children Bedroom Decor by Border • Amazon Business $32.49 1 $32.49
LUCKKYY Large Five Family Trees with Birds and Birdcage Tree Wall Decal Tree Wall Sticker Kids Room Nursery Bedroom Living Room Decoration (103.9x70.9)(Brown) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Space Kids Nursery Bedroom Decor - Set of Four 8x10 Prints - Cute Inspirational Wall Art Decoration for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $18.88 1 $18.88
HGOD DESIGNS Outer Space Pillow Case, Cute Planets and Star Cluster Solar System Moon and Comets Sun Cosmos Cotton Linen Cushion Cover Square Standard Home Decorative Throw Pillow 18x18 inch Darkblue • Amazon Business $7.89 2 $15.78
Wall Decal Kids We Love You to The Moon and Back Quote Wall Decals Nursery Vinyl Wall Stickers for Baby Boys and Grils Bedroom Scandinavian Wall Decal (Y29) (Black) • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Who's in the Forest? • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Not for me, please!: I choose to act green • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Forest Life and Woodland Creatures • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
Smithsonian Kids: A Walk in the Forest • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Animals in the Forest (Where Animals Live) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
National Geographic Readers: In the Forest • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74

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