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Mrs. Flory from Zebulon NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Extreme Weather With Fifth Grade PBL

Help me give my students these weather and pollution books to help with their PBL. Science Comics: Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate will be a favorite!

  • $477 goal

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My Students

Our elementary school is located in a rural part of North Carolina. Our school is a PreK-5th grade public school with a population of 545 students. We have two Title I blended PreK classes and two Special Education classes. Our current student demographics are 31.68% Caucasian, 30.1% African American, 32.15% Hispanic and 4.609% multi or Asian. 70.64% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch.

We have some of the sweetest, charming students.

They work hard and come to school smiling despite the fact that many live below the poverty line and some are homeless. At our school, we have a program called Capturing Kid's Hearts. This program is teaching the staff how to capture and build relationships with all students. Every morning we great our students with a handshake and welcome them to the classrooms. We also have scheduled time each day for students to share good things that are happening.

Teachers buy many of their own supplies because they know our families cannot afford to donate. Our intentional relationship building does not need to be overshadowed by the need for supplies. Help us help our teachers protect their supplies.

My Project

These books will help our fifth graders better understand extreme weather, pollution and what they can do to help change things for the better. The fifth graders that I am working with are starting a Project Based Learning project.

These students will learn so much from these new books.

They will read from these different weather books to get an understanding of how severe weather works. They will also be reading the pollution books to see if that affects how the weather changes over time.

Their end result is to figure out what they can do as individuals to make severe weather decrease or how they can help others when it does happen.

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Mrs. Flory
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 560 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
If You Were a Kid Surviving a Hurricane (If You Were a Kid) • Amazon Business $26.00 1 $26.00
National Geographic Kids Everything Weather: Facts, Photos, and Fun that Will Blow You Away • Amazon Business $25.90 1 $25.90
Extreme Weather: Surviving Tornadoes, Sandstorms, Hailstorms, Blizzards, Hurricanes, and More! (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
How the Weather Works: A Hands-on Guide to Our Changing Climate (Explore the Earth) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Why Are the Ice Caps Melting?: The Dangers of Global Warming (Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science: Stage 2 (Pb)) • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
How Cities Work (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $16.46 1 $16.46
When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World (Smithsonian) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Engineered!: Engineering Design at Work • Amazon Business $15.62 1 $15.62
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
National Geographic Readers: Weather • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
The Way Downtown: Adventures in Public Transit • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
Trash Talk: Moving Toward a Zero-Waste World (Orca Footprints) • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Tornado!: The Story Behind These Twisting, Turning, Spinning, and Spiraling Storms (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Tornadoes! (New Edition) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Pollution : Problems Made by Man - Nature Books for Kids | Children's Nature Books • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
DK Eyewitness Books: Natural Disasters: Confront the Awesome Power of Nature from Earthquakes and Tsunamis to Hurricanes • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Extreme Weather (Tornadoes To Hurricanes) • Amazon Business $9.63 1 $9.63
Eye of the Storm: A Book About Hurricanes (Amazing Science: Weather) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Science Comics: Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
Eyewitness Explorer: Weather Watcher: Explore Nature with Loads of Fun Activities (Eyewitness Explorers) • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
DK Eyewitness Books: Hurricane & Tornado: Encounter Nature's Most Extreme Weather Phenomena from Turbulent Twisters to Fie • Amazon Business $8.13 1 $8.13
Tornadoes: Revised Edition • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
100 Most Destructive Natural Disasters Ever • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hurricanes • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Hurricanes! (New Edition) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
• Amazon Business $6.51 1 $6.51

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